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LYRICS: Enrique Cadícamo
MUSIC: Juan Carlos Pérez

Esta noche tengo ganas de buscarla,
de borrar lo que ha pasado y perdonarla.
Ya no me importa el que diran
ni de las cosas que hablaran...
Total la gente siempre habla!

Yo no pienso más que en ella a toda hora...
Es terrible esta pasión devoradora.
Y ella siempre sin saber,
sin siquiera sospechar
mis deseos de volver...

Que me has dado, vida mia,
que ando triste noche y dia?
Rondando siempre tu esquina,
mirando siempre tu casa,
y esta pasión que lastima,
y este dolor que no pasa...
Hasta cuando ire sufriendo
el tormento de tu amor?

Este pobre corazón que no la olvida
me la nombra con los labios de su herida
y ahondando más su sinsabor,
la mariposa del dolor
cruza en la noche de mi vida.
Compañeros, hoy es noche de verbena...
Sin embargo, yo no puedo con mi pena
y al saber que ya no esta,
solo, triste y sin amor
me pregunto sin cesar...

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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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