“In the Darkness”Lyrics Album:Catarsis (Catharsis), 2013 Style: Club, techno Country: Spain (born), Mexico (raised) Listen:YouTube, Amazon. Tomorrow is the winter solstice, so here is a club song that mentions being in darkness a lot. The song is about addiction to love, superficially, but also about addiction to drugs. People walk on walls in the music video, and the police come in the end. Don’t mess up your biochemistry, people. The song is energetic, though.
Two lines in this song’s transcription are a little iffy, so check back for edits in a few months. The song has been on my list since the NPR short in 2011, so it makes more sense to just post it as is and wait for comments. It’s a great song. Listen to it at YouTube here.
Sa’ [sabe] Lo peor ya ha pasa’o [pasado]. Dime, ¿de qué sirve seguir doblega’o [doblegado].
You know The worst has already passed. Tell me, what use is it to keep bowing down (in defeat)?
Vamos a buscar algo de retención, Salvemos almas de la extinción. Entre el polvo y la arena en estado latente Como un sueño recurrente, Mala semilla, bella durmiente.
Let us go search for a kind of permanence, Let us save souls from extinction. Between dust and sand in a latent state Like a recurring dream, Bad seed, sleeping beauty.
“Like a Ghost”Lyrics, 2011 Style: Pop/rock, techno-inspired, about a love that haunts you Countries: Argentina (born), Spain (raised) Listen at YouTube. When you break up with someone, it can be hard to forget them. They linger in your mind… like a ghost. For more techno-influenced pop about moving on, see “Mi Mundo Sin Ti” by Soraya.
Decido no extrañarte, Vestirme y levantarme, Quiero escaparme de tu sombra.
I decide not to miss you, To dress myself and get up, I want to escape your shadow.
“The Girl Who Cries at Your Parties”, 2011 single Style: Pop with a beat, energetic, techno influence. This energetic pop song is about a girl so in love (really obsessed) that it hurts her to be away from the object of her affections. Country: Spain Listen:YouTube
[Radio:] Y los cuarenta principales, del cuarenta al uno… And the top 40, from 40 to 1…
[Song:] Vuela un columpio vació sobre mi cabeza, Vuela por el cementerio de mi voluntad. Sigo buscando la niña que llora en tus fiestas. Suenan campanas en flor por mi funeral.
The empty swing flies over my head, It flies over the cemetery of my willpower. I keep looking for the girl who cries at your parties. Ringing bell flowers sprout all over my funeral.
“Rare Sunday Afternoon” Lyrics Album: La Barrera Del Sonido (The Sound Barrier), 2009 Style: Pop/rock, energetic, sounds cheerful, song about spending a weekend with a crush. Country: Spain Listen: YouTube, Amazon
Domingo por la tarde Me vienes a buscar Y vamos a perder el tiempo un rato.
Sunday (by the) afternoon You come to look for me And we go to waste some time.
“On My Side of the Sofa”Lyrics Album: Guapa (Good Looking), 2006 Style: Pop/rock song about devoted love, except it goes slightly too far and sounds like a stalker song. I find it funny. She says she will wait for him in the shadows! Country: Spain Listen: YouTube, Amazon
“Story of a Dream”Lyrics Album:Lo Que Te Conte Mientras Te Hacias La Dormida (What I Told You When You Pretended to Sleep), 2003 Style: Love after death theme with a children’s song feel. This song makes me tear up a bit. It’s so bittersweet. ♥ Country: Spain Listen:YouTube
Perdona que entré sin llamar. No es esta la hora y menos el lugar. Tenía que contarte que en el cielo no se está tan mal.
Forgive me for entering without warning. This isn’t the time and even less the place. I had to tell you that it isn’t so bad up in heaven.
Mañana ni te acordarás, “Tan sólo fue un sueño,” te repetirás. Y en forma de respuesta, pasará una estrella fugaz.
Tomorrow you won’t even remember, “It was only a dream,” you will repeat to yourself. And in (form of an) answer, a shooting star will pass.