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Wednesday
Jan122011

4 - Amor Y Control

Music and lyrics: Rubén Blades

As I left the hospital after I saw my mother
battling an incurable cancer,
I saw a family go by.

There was a man ahead, followed by a lady, two young women and several other people,
Holding the man’s hand
was a young man walking, crestfallen and looking sorry.
We later found out that he was the center of a family argument 
when we heard the old man yell:
“Even if you’re a thief, an even though you are wrong,
it is my duty to help you.

And no matter how many drugs you use
and how much you may abuse us,
our family and I must care for you.”

Chorus:
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

Only those who have children understand
that a parent’s duty doesn’t ever end.
That the love of a father and a mother never growas tired of giving,
that we wish for you all,  what we’ve never had.
That in spite of the problems,
family is family and love is love.

Chorus:
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

I saw them leave in tears, facing their own labyrinth,
in good times and bad times, they would walk together.
And I thought a lot of my family,
I loved them so much at that moment
that I felt overwhelmed by the feeling.
That young man and my poor mother:
two different people,
yet two similar tragedies.

Coro:
How much control and how much love must exist in a home
A lot of control and plenty of love to face misfortune.

Soneos:
No matter how many problems you have at home,
No matter how much you think that your love is a lost cause,
be assured that you are loved and that those feelings lasts forever.
Keep love and control always when facing sorrow
combining love and feelings
problems don’t go away when you turn your back on them
and lack of patience doesn’t fix suffering.
 
Uh, Uh
Love and control

 

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