“La Mujer” by Mon Laferte and Gloria Trevi, English translation

“The Woman” Lyrics
Album: Seis (Six), 2021
Style: A gloriously dramatic bolero breakup song. The dramatic but energetic style makes the lyrics imagery clearly figurative, not literal, but possibly this needs a trigger warning for suicide/murder/drugs. Just in case!
Countries: Chile, Mexico
Listen: YouTube, Amazon

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“Quiero Para Ti” by Los Panchos, English translation

I Want For You” Lyrics
Style: Romantic bolero
Countries: USA (New York), Mexico, Puerto Rico
Listen @ YouTube

Quiero para ti,
De una tarde de abril,
Su magico esplendor.

I want for you,
From an April afternoon,
Its magical splendor.

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“Piel Canela” by Eydie Gorme y Los Panchos, English translation of lyrics

“Cinnamon Skin”
Style: Romantic bolero. This is a popular oldies song. You might have seen it in commercials or heard the tune in elevators. I think it’s on the Nacho Libre soundtrack. This song is passed around a lot.
Country: United States (New York), Mexico
Listen: YouTube

Translation:

Que se quede el infinito sin estrellas,
O que pierda el ancho mar su inmensidad,
Pero el negro (alt. el brillo) de tus ojos que no muera,
Y el canela de tu piel se quede igual.

May the infinite be left without stars,
Or may the wide sea lose its immenseness,
But may the blackness (alt. the glimmer) of your eyes never die,
And may the cinnamon of your skin stay the same.

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“Sin La Luna” by Alejandro Filio, Tania Libertad, English translation

“Without the Moon” Lyrics
Artist: Alejandro Filio. Also sung by: Tania Libertad
Style: Hauntingly beautiful love song.
Country: Mexico
Listen at YouTube: Alejandro Filio live, Tania Libertad recorded

Translation:

Si repito tu nombre
Después de otra jornada
Y otra noche conmigo…

If I repeat your name
After another journey
And another night with me…

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