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ESOS OJOS NEGROS By DUNCAN DHU January 17, 2010

Filed under: 1980s,Duncan Dhu — spanishpoplyrics @ 1:43 pm
 

 

Esos Ojos Negros (‘Those Dark Eyes’) is from the 1986 album Canciones by Duncan Dhu. Their best songs feature irresistible upbeat melodies, but the lyrics always seem to mention grey skies – and this is no exception!

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ESOS OJOS NEGROS
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Esos ojos negros,
no los quiero ver llorar
tan solo quiero escuchar, dime
lo que quiero oir, dime
que vas a reir, dime
dime ahora que duerme la ciudad
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Hace ya algun tiempo,
que tu voz parece ser
una pluma y un papel, que cuentan
que vas a volar en sueños
que serán tus ojos negros,
los que me iluminen al andar
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Estribillo:
La lluvia cae sobre el suelo gris
el tiempo pasa y no puedo reir
la noche es larga, mi voz amarga,
hoy he visto despertar el sol
y tus pupilas, brillarán,
pero espera descuida, que ya verás
los buenos tiempos volverán
pero espera descuida, que ya vendrán
la lluvia los devolverá.
THOSE DARK EYES
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Those dark eyes,
I don’t want them to see them cry
I only want to listen, tell me
what I want to hear, tell me
that you’re going to laugh, tell me
tell me now the city is asleep
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Already for some time now
Your voice has seemed like
a pen and a paper, that tell
that you’re going to fly in dreams
that your dark eyes will be,
those that illuminate me when I walk
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Chorus:
The rain falls on the grey ground
time passes and I can’t laugh
the night is long, my voice is bitter
today I have seen the sun wake up
and your pupils will shine,
but wait don’t worry, now you’ll see
the good times will return
but wait don’t worry, now they’re coming
the rain will bring them back
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GUITAR CHORDS:

Verse:

G – G7 – C – A7

D – C – D – C

D – C7 – G – D7

Chorus:

G – Bm – G – Bm – D

C – D – G – G7

C – D – G – G7

C – D – G – Em7

C – D – G – D7

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GRAMMAR:
Lots of imperative at the beginning: dime (tell me!).

 

The future tense (verás, volverán etc) is used later in the song – the good times WILL return …

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2 Responses to “ESOS OJOS NEGROS By DUNCAN DHU”

  1. Atreo Says:

    There are many mentions to grey skies in Duncan Dhu’s songs, indeed. I think it’s a literary figure to express a mood, as in Cien gaviotas, for instance.

    In addition, band member’s are from northern Spain (more precisely, from Basque Country), where weather is often similar to Britain (specially during winter). So maybe it’s an allusion (conscious or unconscious) to life experiences, chilhood memories, etc.

    But what I like the most in this song are these two lines: “your black eyes will be those that illuminate me when I walk“. That poetic antithesis (black / light) is very beatiful to me.


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