Xavier Calderín - Tiago's Song

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MEANING: Xavier wrote this song to his highschool girlfriend who was leaving Havana for a new life in Florida.

MUSICIANS: Composed and Performed by Xavier Calderín
Produced by Sage Lewis

NEIGHBORHOOD: An empty bus riding through La Habana Vieja.

FICTION: Tiago, a young Cuban kid who can travel great distances and channel people's emotions when he plays the guitar, plays a love song to Ana who is on her way to say goodbye to her best friend Alejandro who is leaving for Florida.

INFLUENCES: Sylvio Rodriguez, Pablo Milanés, Noel Nícola, Carlos Varela


Te has preguntado alguna vez qué es la vida
O qué diablos es mi vida hoy
Has encerrado tu corazón en un poema
aunque te sepa a mentira.
Has coloreado una canción
Y has creado una illusión
y de una rosa y una estrella
porque eres demasiado bella.

Si vas a ir te vete pero no lo digas más
ya no te lo quiero escuchar
si en verdad lo deseas nada te detendrá
si al fin y al cabo te vas de esta ciudad
y no te veré jamrás
pero cuando quieras sabes que puedes llamar

Si se te ocurre o vuelve que el tiempo se nos va
no me hables del pasado
eso no importa ya
menos del presente
no te lo quiero escuchar.
Solamente promete que me vas a esperar
Que yo te ire a buscar
No preguntes como
eso no importa ya
El tiempo se nos fue

Porque hoy tengo la intención
de amarte hasta que se me apague la mirada
hasta que la luna en esta madrugada no sepa bien qué hacer
si escucharme o echarse a correr
Sabes que no estoy cantando demasiado bien
por eso a lo mejor no me logres entender
pero que importa
pero ya que importa si el tiempo se nos fue

Have you ever asked your self, what is life?
What is this mischievous life?
You locked your heart into a poem
Although it still knows how to lie.
You have colored a song into an illusion of a star
As beautiful as you are.

If you're going to go then go
But don't tell me because I can't listen anymore
If it's what you truly want than nothing can stop you
And if you leave this city behind
You'll never see me again.
But you can always call me.

If our time together ends
Don't speak about the past because it doesn't matter anymore
Only promise that you'll wait for me.
Because I'll come searching for you.
When you run far I'll still be near.

And today I will love you until I can no longer can see.
Until the moon at dawn doesn't know if it should listen to me.
Maybe you don't understand me or my song.
But understand that it matters what I sing.
I can't forget you.
Our time together is gone.


from POR AMOR: the album, released December 18, 2010
Composed and Performed by Xavier Calderín
Produced by Sage Lewis



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Sage Lewis is a Los Angeles-based composer who writes for concert, theatre, film/video, branding, and new media. His music has appeared on Nintendo 3DS, at the Havana Film Festival, REDCAT, Maiyet, Miami Light Project, TMx, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design, National Children's Chorus, TheatreForum Magazine, Discovery Channel, and the Academy of Arts & Television Sciences. ... more

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