“First Day” Lyrics Album: Limon y Sal (Lemon and Salt), 2006 Style: Pop, love song, possibly breakup song, possibly the start of a new relationship though it sounds like one person wants it more than the other. Country: Mexico Listen:YouTube
“I Want To See You Happy” Lyrics, 2021 single Countries: USA (California), Mexico Style: Cumbia about being ready to be happy again despite all the bad things happening in the world. Listen: YouTube, Amazon
“Careful”Lyrics Albums: Cuidado (1969); Someday New (2014) Style: Soulful alternative rock, ballad-like, with bass and acoustic instruments, including accordion. Countries: United States (Los Angeles, CA); Mexico
“Little Coin”Lyrics Album: Treinta Días (Thirty Days), 2013 Style: Alternative, energetic, cheerful song praising humble lifestyles. This is a song about not needing money to be happy, about valuing humility, and about how living within one’s means is healthier than over-spending to impress others. Good vocals by lead singer La Marisoul and accordion play by Jose “Pepe” Carlos. Country: USA (Los Angeles, CA) Listen:YouTube, Amazon
Bonito tu trajecito, ¿cuánto das por la apariencia? Bonito tu cochecito, ¿no te pesa en la conciencia?
Very nice, your little outfit; how much for that appearance? Very nice, your little car; doesn’t it weigh on your conscience?
“Destiny”Lyrics Album: Fíjate Bien (Pay Attention), 2000 Style: Pop/rock Country: Colombia Listen:YouTube. This album won “Best Rock Solo Vocal Album” and “Best New Artist” at the 2001 Latin Grammy Awards.
Estoy buscando una forma de ver Detrás de los espejos del alma, Más adentro donde está la luz Que quema, pero que no mata.
I am searching for a way of seeing Behind the mirrors of the soul, Deeper inside where there’s the light That burns, but does not kill.
“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.
“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