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LYRICS: José María Contursi
MUSIC: Maríano Mores

Que ganas de llorar
en esta tarde gris,
en su repiquetear
la lluvia habla de ti.
Remordimiento de saber
que, por mi culpa, nunca,
vida, nunca te vere.
Mis ojos al cerrar
te ven igual que ayer,
temblando al implorar
de nuevo mi querer.
Y hoy es tu voz que vuelve a mi,
en esta tarde gris.

triste me decias,
que en esta soledad
no puede más el alma mia...
y apiadate de mi dolor,
que estoy cansada de llorar,
de sufrir y esperar
y de hablar siempre a solas
con mi corazón.
que te quiero tanto
que si no vienes hoy
voy a quedar ahogada en llanto...
no puede ser que siga asi,
con este amor clavado en mi
como una maldición.

No supe comprender
tu desesperación
y alegre me aleje
en alas de otro amor.
Que solo y triste me encontre
cuando me vi tan lejos
y mi engaño comprobe.
Mis ojos al cerrar
te ven igual que ayer
temblando al implorar
de nuevo mi querer,
y hoy es tu voz que sangra en mi
en esta tarde gris.

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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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