Saturday, December 02, 2006

Carlos Gardel - Por una cabeza

Por una cabeza de un noble potrillo
que justo en la raya afloja al llegar
y que al regresar parece decir:
no olvides, hermano,
vos sabes, no hay que jugar...

Por una cabeza, metejon de un dia,
de aquella coqueta y risueña mujer
que al jurar sonriendo,
el amor que esta mintiendo
quema en una hoguera todo mi querer.

Por una cabeza
todas las locuras
su boca que besa
borra la tristeza,
calma la amargura.

Por una cabeza
si ella me olvida
que importa perderme,
mil veces la vida
para que vivir...

Cuantos desengaños, por una cabeza,
yo jure mil veces no vuelvo a insistir
pero si un mirar me hiere al pasar,
su boca de fuego, otra vez, quiero besar.

Basta de carreras, se acabo la timba,
un final reñido yo no vuelvo a ver,
pero si algun pingo llega a ser fija el domingo,
yo me juego entero, que le voy a hacer.

Losing by the head, of that noble steed
That in the home straight, slackens its pace
And as it’s coming back , seems to say
You should know better, mate, give up betting!

Losing by a head, one day’s infatuation,
with that vain and brightly smiling girl
Who in happily swearing to the feelings that she’s faking
Tosses on the bonfire, all of my love

Losing by a head.
All those mad moments!
A kiss from her lips
Wipes out the sadness
lessens the misery

Losing by a head.
If she ever forgets me
I wouldn’t care
If I lost my life a thousand times over.
What else would I live for?

Losing by a head, so many disappointments,
Time and time again, I swore I’d refrain
But if a stray look, strikes me passing by,
I’ll want to kiss her fiery lips again

That’s it, I’m done with racetracks, the gambling is over!
I won’t watch another nail-biting finish again,
But if there’s some nag, that’s a sure thing come Sunday
I’ll put everything on it, what else can I do?


Anonymous said...

How come you know so much about Argentina?
Just found out about your blow through Reynolds'.
I'm from Buenos Aires. Do you live here?

carl said...

anonymous, email me and i'll happily chat but having just enraged folk with my drones review i'm reluctant to start giving you my whole history in the comments box.. that's right, its paranoia night round at Impostume heights! i live in London but am a frequent visitor to Argentina for .. shall we say.. sentimental reasons