Comedias Musicales :: Libertango

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

I've Seen That Face Before

With a statuesque figure,
Grace Jones has made
a fortune from her show.
This special tango
was originally written
by Argentine composer
Astor Piazzolla.

Click on PLAY to listen / Pulsa en REPRODUCIR

 

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Strange
I've seen that face before
Seen
Him hanging 'round my door
Like a hawk
Stealing for the prey
Like the night
Waiting for the day...

Strange
He shadows me back home
Footsteps echo on the stones
Rainy nights
On Haussmann Boulevard
Parisian music
Drifting from the bars...

Dance
In bars and restaurants
Home
With anyone who wants
Strange
He's standing there alone
Staring eyes
Chill me to the bone...

Extraño
He visto ese rostro antes
Lo he visto
Rondando mi puerta
Como un halcón
En busca de su presa
Como la noche
Esperando el día...

Extraño
Me espía cuando regreso a casa
Eco de pasos en el empedrado
Noches de lluvia
Sobre el Bulevar Haussmann
Música parisina
Saliendo de los bares...

Baile
En bares y restaurantes
En casa
Con cualquiera que lo desee
Extraño
El está allí de pie solo
La mirada fija
Me cala los huesos...

 

Glossary & Grammar

hanging 'round = hanging around (used for metrical reasons): being about (merodeando, rondando)
Example: Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

REMEMBER THESE TWO USES OF THE VERB "TO HANG"
AS AN IRREGULAR VERB
: to hang / hung / hung / hanging (colgar algo)
AS A REGULAR VERB
: to hang / hanged / hanged / hanging (ahorcar, ahorcarse)  :- (

hawk: diurnal bird of prey (halcón, ave de rapiña)
prey (presa): animal hunted or caught for food; in this context, it means "a person who is the aim of an attack by some hostile person".
to shadow: to follow, usually without the person's knowledge (espiar, seguir, perseguir)
Example: The police are shadowing her.
to echo/echoed/echoed/echoing: to ring or echo with sound (repetir un sonido, sonar como eco)
stones = cobblestones: rectangular paving stone with curved top used to make roads (empedrado)
Haussmann Boulevard
: famous street in Paris, France.
drifting = moving outwards (saliendo de, emergiendo de)
staring eyes: looking with eyes open and fixed as if in fear or wonder (mirada fija, absorta)
chill me to the bone = makes me shudder
(me cala los huesos, me hace temblar)

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