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Homero Manzi

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Paisaje (1943)

Landscape lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Sebastián Piana I bought you one afternoon, distant landscape, with your golden frame and your autumnal theme. I hung you on the wall across from her portrait, across from her portrait that’s no longer there. Perhaps that’s why I was upset just now by your muted tone, your shadow, … Continue reading

Recién (1943)

Just Now lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Osvaldo Pugliese Today, just now, just now, I bring my life close to you again— hiding all my failures, concealing all my wounds. And today as I find the protection of your steady hands just now I realize that it hurts me to know I’ve done you … Continue reading

Milonga del 900 (1933)

Milonga of the 1900s lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Sebastián Piana I like mismatched things and I don’t walk on the sidewalk; I wear a Massera porkpie hat [1] and military boots on my feet. I loved her because I loved her and ‘cause of that I’m hurting now— she’s left me and I don’t … Continue reading

Esquinas porteñas (1933)

Corners of Buenos Aires (vals) lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Sebastián Piana Corner of a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, the sun and the moon paint on your walls. The winter rains weep for you in the watercolors of my memories. Thirty evenings (moons) know my wounds and a hundred little streets saw us pass by. … Continue reading

Después (1944)

Afterwards lyrics by Homero Manzi music by Hugo Gutiérrez Afterwards… the bloody moon and your emotion, knowing that the end is coming on a dark stormcloud. Later… unfathomably, your eyes, so empty, weeping painlessly. And afterwards… the enormous night in the windowpane, and you tire of life and I long to fight. Later… your skin like snow and in an … Continue reading

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