Broken love.

I think if someone decided to find out what is the theme that attracts the most artists that person would end up saying it's all about love. And when it comes to love in art, it is usually impossible, hopeless, platonic love. And there are many beautiful songs that express such emotions in a beautiful way, no matter what gender we are talking about. Today I am going to show you my favourite "broken love-song". It is in Spanish but I will translate you the first few lines that are the most beautiful but I do recommend you to listen to this song since it is extraordinary and heartbreaking - the voice of Chavela says it all and it is absolutely possible to understand what is behind the lines without actually understanding them. But basically, the story goes like this: the man left and the woman is left in despair and tantalizing love.

First, here is my translation and below you can find the lyrics in Spanish.

"I am already tired of crying and not waking up
I don't know now whether to curse you or pray for you
I am afraid of looking for you and finding you
Where my friends assure me you go
There are moments when I would like to rip myself
And tear out the nails of my suffering
But my eyes die without watching your eyes."


Ya me canso de llorar y no amanecer
Ya no sé si maldecirte o por ti rezar
Tengo miedo de buscarte y de encontrarte
Donde me aseguran mis amigos que te vas
Hay momentos en que quisiera mejor rajarme
Y arrancarme ya los clavos de mi penar
Pero mis ojos se mueren sin mirar tus ojos
Y mi cariño con la aurora te vuelve a esperar
Y agarraste por tu cuenta la parranda
Paloma negra paloma negra dónde, dónde andarás?
Ya no jueges con mi honra parrandera
Si tus caricias han de ser mías, de nadie más
Y aunque te amo con locura ya no vuelves
Paloma negra eres la reja de un penar
Quiero ser libre vivir mi vida con quien yo quiera
Dios dame fuerza que me estoy muriendo por irla a buscar
Y agarraste por tu cuenta las parrandas.

(The song is written by Tomás Méndez and is performed by the gorgeous Chavela Vargas and is from the movie Frida)

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