"El Corazón Mirando Al Sur" Top 5 Page for this destination South America by andal13

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Letra y música: Eladia Blázquez.

Nací un barrio donde el lujo fue un albur
por eso tengo el corazón mirando al sur.
Mi viejo fue una abeja en la colmena,
las manos limpias, el alma buena.
En esa infancia la templanza me forjó,
después la vida mil caminos me tendió
y supe del magnate y del tahúr
por eso tengo el corazón mirando al sur.

Mi barrio fue una planta de jazmín,
la sombra de mi vieja en el jardin,
la dulce fiesta de las cosas más sencillas
y la paz en la gramilla de cara al sol.
Mi barrio fue mi gente que ya no está,
las cosas que ya nunca volverán.
Si desde el día en que me fui con la emoción y con la cruz,
yo sé que tengo el corazón mirando al sur.

La geografia de mi barrio llevo en mí,
será por eso que del todo no me fui.
La esquina, el almacén, el piberío,
los reconozco, son algo mío.

Ahora sé que la distancia no es real
y me descubro en ese punto cardinal,
volviendo a la niñez desde la luz
teniendo siempre el corazón mirando al sur.


Lyrics and music: Eladia Blázquez

I was born in a neighbourhood where luxury was a dace
therefor I have my hearth looking at South.
My oldman was a bee in the hive,
his clean hands, his good soul.
In that childhood the temperance forged me,
after that the life a thousand ways laid me
and I knew the magnate and the gambler,
therefor I have my heart looking at South.

My neighbourhood was a jasmin plant,
my mother's shadow in the garden,
the sweet party of simple things
and the peace in the grass facing the sun.
My neighbourhood was my people, they are not anymore,
the things that will never come back
Since the day I left with my emotion and my cross
I know I have my heart looking at South.

I have my neighbourhood geography inside me,
that is what I never left forever.
The corner, the store, the children,
I recognize, they are mine.

Now I know the distance is not real
and I find myself in this cardinal point,
coming back to childhood from light,
always having my heart looking ant South.

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  • May 24, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    livinginperu is also an excellent site where one can get detailed travel ideas from folks living in Peru specifically.

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    Nov 13, 2006 at 12:54 PM

    This is a great page on South America. I like the way all your tips are in Spanish and English, it's very helpful as I'm trying to learn some Spanish before I visit South America next year.

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    Sep 7, 2006 at 7:52 PM

    South America is definitely going up there on my travel wish list. Great pages here Andrea and bi-lingually translated too:) I'm studying Espanol so it will truly help me learn. ~Heidi

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    Mar 8, 2006 at 11:36 PM

    Hi Andre, and greetings from Dubai :-) I really enjoyed your tips, especially the local customs! Thanks for sharing your wealth of information & knowoledge with us! / Jess :-)

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    Jun 20, 2005 at 4:09 AM

    great page!!

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    Mar 25, 2005 at 11:55 PM

    amazing continent, a dream destination. fantastic page

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    Apr 14, 2004 at 10:26 PM

    MUITO BEM Querida, MUITO BEM Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto ^..^but e um poco sozinho:-(

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    Mar 15, 2004 at 8:52 PM

    Amazing page !! You make me want to drop everything I have now and take the next one-way flight to SouthAmerica :-)) Esp love your General tips section ~ you are such a credit, Andrea !!

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2004 at 7:57 AM

    YOU'RE FAUNA ROCKS! (Those are MALE parrots, I'm sure. They are so COLORFUL!)

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2004 at 6:08 PM

    Local Fauna incomplete!!! Where are the gorgeous girls!!!! ??????? (-;


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