“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?
“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.
“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
“Blessed, Your Light” Album: Amar es Combatir (To Love is to Fight) Style: Sweet, love song. Maná sings a lot of bittersweet, ambiguous, and energetic songs. They sing about desperation and sexual tension and poverty and all sorts of sad affairs. This is none of that. This is a song about pure happiness and romantic bliss. It’s very sweet. Country: Mexico Listen: YouTube
Bendito el lugar, y el motivo de estar ahí, Bendita la coincidencia, Bendito el reloj que nos puso puntual ahí, Bendita sea tu presencia.
Blessed location, and the motive for being there, Blessed the coincidence, Blessed clock that set us there punctually, Blessed be your presence.
Bendito Dios por encontrarnos en el camino, Y de quitarme esta soledad de mi destino. Bendita la luz, bendita la luz de tu mirada (x2) Desde el alma.
Blessed God for introducing us on the road, And for taking away this solitude from my destiny. Blessed be the light, blessed be the light of your gaze (x2) Coming from the soul.