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Rebeldía (1946)

Rebellion
music and lyrics by Roberto Nievas Blanco & Oscar Rubens

With hands red from squeezing on my heart,
choking back a cry of rage,
rebellious, like water against fire,
like the sea against the rocks, today I rebel
against your tyrannical love
which doesn’t listen to reason,
I rebel against my own heart,
I’m asking you to go, to leave me,
to get out of here now—it’s for the best.

I know that afterwards I will cry,
that I will never forget you.
I know that every night without your laugh,
without your voice,
I will miss your love so much!
But I would rather lose you
than keep turning into your pawn
every time I see you.
No, just leave me, please!
Today my love has rebelled…

Against your tyrannical love,
which doesn’t listen to reason
I rebel against my own heart,
I’m asking you to go, to leave me,
to get out of here now—it’s for the best.

Orquesta Miguel Caló, singer Raúl Iriarte (1947)

(Spanish original after the jump)

Rebeldía

Con las manos rojas de apretar el corazón,
ahogando un grito sordo de rencor,
rebelde como el agua frente al fuego,
como el mar frente a las rocas, hoy me rebelo
con tu amor tirano
que no sabe de razón,
rebelde con mi propio corazón,
te pido que te vayas, que me dejes,
que te alejes de una vez, ¡será mejor!

Sé que lloraré después,
que jamás te olvidaré.
Sé que cada noche sin tu risa,
sin tu voz,
¡cuánto extrañaré tu amor!
Pero es preferible más perderte
a seguir siendo un fantoche
sólo por verte.
No, ¡dejame por favor!
Hoy se rebeló mi amor.

Con tu amor tirano
que no sabe de razón,
rebelde con mi propio corazón,
te pido que te vayas, que me dejes,
que te alejes de una vez, ¡será mejor!

About Derrick Del Pilar

Born and raised in Chicago, I came to the tango while studying at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires in 2006. In 2008 I earned my B.A. with majors in Creative Writing and Spanish & Portuguese from the University of Arizona, and in 2009 I earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. My specialty is the history & literature of early 20th century Argentina.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Rebeldía (1946)

  1. Thanks, Derek. JC

    Posted by Joe Caldwell | 03.27.2015, 10:31 AM
  2. Adore Miguel Caló, with Raúl Iriarte. Dreamy….

    Posted by Practica El Beso | 03.27.2015, 1:26 PM

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