Monday, February 14, 2011
Desde el Alma (From the Soul)
A vals cruzado played in my head.
As if the the DJ had read my thoughts,
Desde el Alma.* started to play.
I turned to see whose eyes were upon me,
I could feel her gaze
Knocking to enter my soul.
She sat there in control of the room,
A radiant cabeco merely with
on Valentine's Day.
"Matters not if you believe in Cupid's arrow,
This dart from her eyes will vanquish you."
These were the words last night
That woke me from my sleep.
A red haze fills my head
As those words have echoed
Off the walls of everyday life,
The walls of my waking dreams.
Will I tempt my fate?
Or should I avoid the milonga
On St. Valentine's Day
Because I truly do not believe
In Cupid's arrow?
But even if I did believe,
I would be a fool to try to hide
From her darting eyes.
*Desde el Alma by means "From the Soul," a vals cruzada (tango waltz). If you have only a little time, read at least the last stanza in English.
Words by (followed by English):
http://www.planet-tango.com/lyrics/desdelma.htm by Alberto Paz
*I changed this from "redeem" given at the above link.