The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Banda El Recodo - Parece Mentira


I have this song stuck in my head. I think this video pretty much proves the superiority of Mexican popular music over its Northern cousin. I don't think you even need to know Spanish to appreciate the video (follow this link). Typical stuff: love, betrayal, etc.

Translation of the chorus:

It seems like a lie
That you have forgotten me,
I who loved you so much
And now you're with him.

It seems like a lie that
In the arms of your lover
You've forgotten that you swore
To always be faithful to me,
It seems like a lie.

Catchy, isn't it?

6 Comments:

At 8:00 PM, Blogger Pseudo-Iamblichus said...

Additional comments:

Lesson #1 of the video: Never trust a Mexican women who is too skinny.

Lesson #2: Killing your wife's lover is not always the best solution, though in Hispanic culture, it certainly is the most traditional.

Lesson #3: Mexican men should only cry when they are drunk or have been betrayed by their wife, or preferably both at the same time.

 
At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you got it partly right, but an %^&-beating is called for. If a Mexican catches his wife in bed someone is going to bleed. Then you get drunk and cry. Just keepin' it real.

 
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