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Abandono Lyrics

LYRICS: Homero Manzi
MUSIC: Pedro Maffia

Llega el viento del recuerdo aquel
al rincón de mi abandono
y entre el polvo muerto del ayer
también volvió tu querer.
Yo no sé si vivirás feliz
o si el mundo te ha vencido
viviendo sin querer vivir
buscás la paz de morir.

Duda de tu ausencia y de mi culpa
pena de tener que recordar
sueño del pasado que me acusa
manos que no quieren perdonar,
dolor amigo de estar con tu sombra
remordimiento de saberte buena
dolor lejano de oír que te nombran
las voces muertas que se obstinan en volver.

Ya no sueño que retornarás
al fracaso de mi vida
ni tampoco que en tu palpitar
tendré un afán para andar.
Sólo quiero que si estás también
en la cruz del abandono
sepas olvidarme en su perdón...
Total, mirá lo que soy.

Pena de tu ausencia sin retorno
pena de saber que no vendrás,
pena de escuchar en mi abandono
voces que me acusan al llegar.
Dolor amigo de estar con tu sombra
remordimiento de saberte buena
dolor lejano de oír que te nombran
las voces muertas del ayer feliz.	

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From Carole McCurdy: After that tanda, I found that every man I danced with that evening had something beautiful to offer, no matter their postural eccentricites or limitations of technique. In fact, their eccentricities and limitations were something to be respected and accorded a value, something that added rich flavor to the dance. If my partner is stiff as a board, well, it means that we begin the tanda by doing the 'stiff as a board' tango, which can offer some very creative moments of shared comedy, playing close to the edge of being off-balance. Whee-ha-ha. Maybe by the end of the tanda our dance will have expanded into something more soft and flexible and grounded, maybe not. The cortina has its own great value, after all.
I left the milonga that night feeling thrilled and humbled. How sorely I had underestimated these 'bad dancers,' how foolishly I had cheated myself out of the deeper pleasures of connecting in the dance. It wan't somebody else's fat ego getting in the way of dancing, it was my own.
Astrid responds: It works both ways. The great advantage (and burden) that women have in dancing the tango is that it enables them to experience a hundred different worlds, by dancing with different men and, if they are sensitive and intuitive enough, for a while becoming that man's creation to certain extent, for better or for worse...
It also works the other way round. One of the best dancers has told me that he dances in a different way with every woman, because she inspires him to do certain moves.
And the total is then always more than just the sum of its parts. Wish that in real life we also had some music to guide us to follow each other's steps...

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