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  1. El Norteño

From the recording El Norteño

El Norteño is extracted from the streets of Los Angeles, city of broken dreams. The ancient mystery of love unfolds as a migrant wanderer almost remembers with sadness times long ago and far away, in a land almost forgotten with tears that have long-since dried. The text is alternately in English, Spanish and Italian, and is freely adapted from a phrase in Ovid’s Art of Love. The atmosphere created derives from the Chicano bands of the sixties, especially the instrumental break in 5/4 time where a PCP laced guitarist shreds his mournful tale of love’s lonely solace.

Lyrics

El Norteño
Love comes as a thief in darkest midnight,
floating like a mist upon the air.
The more you search the less you find her,
then when you least expect it, she’s there!
 
 El Norteño no recuerdo...
 
 You know that I really love you.
You know that I’m thinking of you.
And in the morning I can see your face.
There is no lover going to take your place.
 
Amor é un ladroncello,
un serpentello é amor.
Como un perro negro de la noche,
mucho dolor y triste es mi corazon.
 
El Norteño no recuerdo...
 
You know that I really love you.
You know that I’m thinking of you.
And in the morning I can see your face.
There is no lover going to take your place.
 
Love comes as a thief in darkest midnight,
floating like a mist upon the air.
The more you search the less you find her,
then when you least expect it, she’s there!
 
El Norteño no recuerdo...
 
You know that I really love you.
You know that I’m thinking of you.
And in the morning I can see your face.
There is no lover going to take your place.