Saturday, December 13, 2008

Trópico de cáncer : : : : Tropic of cancer

This a song I have been listening since several years ago, it is from 1994 year in that Cafe Tacuba launched its CD called Re. It is a kind of ecologist song and I hope you like it as much as I like. Here is the lyric and enjoy it:



Como es que te vas Salvador de la compañia,
How is that Salvador you're leaving the company
si todavia hay mucho verdor.
if there's still a lot of green


Si el progreso es nuestro oficio
if the progress is our profession

y aún queda por ahi mucho indio*
and there are
still around there many indian*
que no sabe lo que es vivir en una ciudad
who don't know what is to live in a city

(como la gente)
(
like people)


Que no ves que eres un puente
You don't know you're a bridge

entre el salvajismo y el modernismo,
among the savagery and the modernism

salvador el ingeniero, salvador de la humanidad.
saviour the engineering, savior of the mankind


Esta muy bien lo que tu piensas
It's very good what you think

pero porque no tu te acuerdas
but why don't you remember

que la nuestra es una civilización muy avanzada
that our civilization is a very advanced one

(como dice la gente)
(as they say)


Que no ves que nuestra mente

You don't see that our mind

no debe tomar en cuenta
doesn't have to take care about

ecologistas, indigenistas, retrogradistas ni humanistas.
ecologists, indigenous studiers, retrogrades either humanists.


Ay mis ingenieros, civilies y asociados
Ay my engineers, civil and associated

no crean que no me duele,
don't think it doesn't hurt me

irme de su lado, pero es que yo pienso,
going from your side, but what I think is,

que ha llegado el tiempo,
the time has arrived

de darle lugar, a los espacios sin cemento,
to give importance, to places with no cement,


Por eso yo ya me voy,
For that reason, I'm leaving

no quiero tener nada que ver
I don't want to have any relation

con esa fea relación de acción, contrucción, destrucción
with that nasty
relation about action, construction, destruction

Como es que te vas Salvador de la compañía

How is that you Salvador are leaving the company

si todavia hay mucho verdor.
if there's still a lot of green.


Ay mis compañeros Petroleros Mexicanos,
Ay my partners Petroleros Mexicanos

no crean que no extraño, el olor a oleo puro,
don't think I don't miss, the pure oil odor

pero es que yo pienso que nosotros los humanos,
but I think we as human beings

no necesitamos, más hidrocarburos
don't need, more hydrocarbons


Por eso yo ya me voy,
For that reason, I'm leaving

no quiero tener nada que ver
I don't want to have any relation

con esa fea relación de acción, contrucción, destrucción...
with that nasty
relation about action, construction, destruction...



*indio. Indio es un adjetivo usado en México para discriminar indigenas que "se supone" son ignorantes.
* indian. Indian is and adjective used in Mexico to discriminate natives who "are supposed" to be ignorants.

2 comments:

Natalia said...

felicidades por el videoo
:)

naga said...

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