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LYRICS: Angel D'agostino
MUSIC: Angel D'agostino

Tu fuiste mi ilusión,
tu fuiste mi querer,
tu fuiste mi pasión.,
mi anhelo de mujer.

Tu fuiste mi camino,
el fantasma que adoré‚
tu fuiste mi destino,
el poema del ayer.

Hoy dicen con razón,
que soy un gran bacán,
que vivo de ilusión,
no quiero trabajar.

Que bebo por las noches,
champán con mis amigos,
y beso a una mujer,
fingiéndole adorar.


Sigue esa vida de mentira,
sigue compadreando sin cesar,
piensa que pa tí se hizo la vida,
viendo que es muy fácil engañar.

Vuélvete a coger de mi inocencia,
algo que hace falta en tu Moral,
y si vuelves arrepentido,
así yo sabré perdonar.


Me falla el corazón,
al verte compadrear,
vos sos un polizón,
con aires de Don Juan.

No llevas un centavo,
por lo que aparentas,
y finges que eres algo,
delante de los demás.

Un día llorarás lo que por tí lloré,
un día sufrirás lo que por tí sufrí,
y asqueando de esta vida,
que llevo yo en el alma,
vendrás con esta vida,
tú a implorarme a mí.

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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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