BLACK TEARS
Lyrics and music by Miguel Matamoros

LAGRIMAS NEGRAS
Aunque tu
me has dejado en el abandono
aunque ya
se han muerto todas mis ilusiones

En vez de despedirme
con justo encono
en mis sueños te colmo
en mis sueños te colmo
de bendiciones.

Sufro la inmensa pena
de tu extravio
lloro el dolor profundo
de tu partida
y lloro sin que sepas
que el llanto mio
tiene lagrimas negras
tiene lagrimas negras
como mi vida.

Tu me quieres dejar
yo no puedo vivir
contigo me voy mi negra
aunque me cueste el morir

chorus
Tu me quieres dejar
yo no quiero sufrir
contigo me voy mi santa
aunque me cueste el morir.

BLACK TEARS
Although you
have left me abandoned,
although already
all my illusions are dead,

Instead of saying good-bye
with righteous anger,
in my dreams I fill you,
in my dreams I fill you
with blessings.

I suffer the immense pain
of your absence.
I lament the immense pain
of your leaving,
and I cry without your knowing
that my sobbing
has black tears,
has black tears
like my life.

You want to leave me,
I can’t live.
With you I go, my dark one,
even if it kills me.

chorus
You want to leave me,
I don’t want to suffer.
With you I go, my saint,
even if it kills me.


Translation by Phillip Metzidakis

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