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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Gracias a la Vida / Thanks to Life


Violeta Parra and the song - Gracias a la Vida / Thanks to life



Violeta Parra and the song "Thanks to Life" © by Madalena Lobao Tello



LYRIC : Thanks to life

( Violeta Parra)

Thanks to life, which has given me so much
It has given me two eyes, and when I open them

I clearly distinguish black from white
And in the high sky, its starry depths,
And from the crowds, the man that I love.

Thanks to life, which has given me so much
It has given me hearing, which in all its breadth
Day and night records crickets and canaries,
Hammers, turbines, barking, dark clouds,
And the tender voice of my beloved one.

Thanks to life, which has given me so much
It has given me sound and the alphabet
And with it the words to think and speak
Mother, friend, brother, and the light that brightens
The path of the soul of my loved one.

Thanks to life, which has given me so much
It has kept my tired feet walking
With them I walked through cities and puddles,
Beaches and deserts, mountains and plains
And your house, your street and your courtyard.

Thanks to life, which has given me so much
It gave me my heart, which shakes its frame
When I look at the fruit of the human brain
When I look at good ones so far from bad ones
When I look at the bottom of your light-color eyes.

Thanks to life, which has given me so much
It has given me laughter and it has given me tears
Thus I distinguish between joy and pain,
They are all elements of my song and of all your songs,
which is the same song and of everyone's song,
which is my own song.

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and
which is also my song ..... :)) ♥ ((:
and my new T-Shirt by Madalena with her beautiful artwork .... :)) ♥ ((:


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