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Raúl Iriarte

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Tabaco (1944)

Tobacco lyrics by José María Contursi
 music by Armando Pointier Your voice rose from the shadows like a distant rebuke. Your voice weeps and calls my name while the phantoms of this night loom stranger still. My eyes are shut against the terror of silence my heart, torn apart because I still haven’t forgiven myself … Continue reading

La noche que te fuiste (1945)

The Night You Went Away music by Osmar Maderna lyrics by José María Contursi Sometimes, when your face appears in my dreams, fleeting and radiant as a ray of sunlight, I feel as though your hands warm mine as they shiver with cold, and you declare your love! Then slowly you cradle my soul to … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Garras (1945)

Claws lyrics by José María Contursi music by Aníbal Troilo A dark alleyway, waiting for you… Cold…shadows… Longing to live for your love, but I can’t… I feel my life slip away from me… and you won’t shed a tear. Desperately, I search for your warmth but you are not here. Cruel agony…later loneliness and then you … 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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