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EL RECODO lyrics

LYRICS: Armando José Tagini
MUSIC: Alejandro Junissi

Tu ternura y mi pasión,
tu alegria y mi canción,
son capitulos de ayer...
Fue tu amor vino y miel
que bebi con fruición;
tu reir, cascabel
que alegró el corazón...
Fue tu voz "yaravi"
que meció mi soñar
y tu fe prendio
en mi la ansiedad de triunfar...
Solo al perderte aprendi
cuanto valia tu amor!
Y yo, que siempre rei,
supe llorar de dolor...
Fuiste un angel: lo se...
Me inundaste de luz...
Y tus alas clavé de mi orgullo la cruz...
Mi bien, que recodo traidor
de la senda triunfal
acechó a nuestro amor
en su trampa mortal
para cegarnos y causarnos
tanto mal?...
Mi bien, que recodo traidor
sin razon ni piedad
desvió nuestro amor
de la felicidad
que tu acunabas
y soñaba mi ansiedad? ...

Fue mi orgullo torpe y vano!
un recodo de espejismo
donde el sueño se estrelló
y el porvenir rodó al abismo...
A este abismo desolado
donde todo es inclemencia,
donde vivo torturado
y el frio de tu ausencia
me hiela el corazón.

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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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