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SUERTE LOCA
Insane luck (1944)
LYRICS by: Francisco García Jiménez
MUSIC by: Anselmo Alfredo Aieta
TRANSLATION by: Alberto Paz
Last updated on: 8/9/13
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The great poet Garcia Jimenez writes a memorable set of verses using card game terminology and jargon to describe the scars left by life experiences on a man who resents hearing his hard earned wisdom called pure, insane luck.
CASTELLANO
ENGLISH
En el naipe del vivir
suelo acertar la carta de la boca,
y a mi lado oigo decir
que es porque estoy con una suerte loca.
Al saber le llaman suerte..!
Yo aprendí viendo trampearme,
y ahora sólo han de coparme
cuando banquen con la Muerte.
En el naipe del vivir,
para ganar, primero perdí.

Yo también entré a jugar
confiado en la ceguera del azar
y luego vi que todo era mentir
y el capital en manos del más vil…
No me creés…¡Te pierde el corazón!
¡Qué fe tenés!…¿No ves que no acertás?
¿Que si apuntás a cartas de ilusión
son de dolor las cartas que se dan?

No me envidies si me ves
acertador, pues soy el Desengaño…
Y si ciego así perdés,
es que tenés los lindos veinte años…
El tapete es la esperanza
y, a pesar de lo aprendido,
si me dan lo que he perdido
vuelve a hundirme la confianza…
¡Suerte loca es conservar
una ilusión en tanto penar!

In the card game of life
I often choose the right words out of my mouth,
and I hear say around me
that’s because I’ve an insane luck.
To knowing, they call it luck ..!
I learned by watching them trick me,
and now they’re only going to beat me
when they use Death as the dealer.
In the card game of life,
to win, first I lost.

I also got in the game
trusting in the blindness of chance
and then I saw that all was about lying
and the capital was in the hands of the most vile …
Don’t you believe me … your heart is failing you!
How certain you are! … Can’t you see you got it wrong?
That if you seek illusion cards
they deal cards of pain?

Don’t envy me if you see me
being right, for I am the Heartbreak …
And if you lose so blind,
is because you’re a cute twenty years old …
The card table is hope
and, despite of what’s been learned,
if you give me what I lost
confidence sinks me again…
Insane luck is to keep
an illusion among so much suffering

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