poesía de gotán:

Soñemos (1957)

Let’s Dream

music by Roberto Caló & Roberto Rufino
lyrics by Reinaldo Yiso

I know that it’s impossible to follow you and adore you,
that it’s a sin to love you and give my heart to you.
But it doesn’t matter, darling, let’s dream tonight
even though we may weep tomorrow when we wake up.

Let’s dream,
that we both are free.
Let’s dream
of the splendor of our love.
Let’s dream,
that nothing now stands between us,
that we are just two souls
born to love each other.

Let’s dream,
that I love you and you love me.
It doesn’t matter
that tomorrow when we wake up
your kisses
will bid farewell to my kisses
and so our fantasy
will die with our love.

I know that no one will ever be able to keep us apart,
that even when we’re not together, one love unites us.
Maybe in another life we will find ourselves close again,
and we’ll never have to weep over our love’s pain again.

Orquesta Carlos Di Sarli, singer Roberto Florio (1957)

Orquesta Rodolfo Biagi, singer Hugo Duval (1957)

(Spanish original after the jump)


Yo sé que es imposible seguirte y adorarte,
que es un pecado amarte y darte el corazón.
Pero no importa, ¡vida!, soñemos esta noche
aunque después lloremos mañana al despertar.

que los dos estamos libres.
en la gloria de este amor.
que ya nada nos separa
y que somos cual dos almas
que nacieron para amar.

que me quieres y te quiero.
No importa
que mañana, al despertar,
tus besos
se despidan de mis besos
y así nuestro embeleso
morirá con nuestro amor.

Yo sé que nunca nadie podría separarnos,
y aún no estando juntos nos une un mismo amor.
Acaso en otra vida muy juntos nos hallemos,
y nunca más lloremos la pena de este amor

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.


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