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CAPITÁN TRUENO By ASFALTO April 25, 2010

Filed under: 1970s,Asfalto — spanishpoplyrics @ 10:25 am

A tremendous blast of prog-pop from 1978 by Asfalto.
The Captain was (is?) one of the most popular comic book characters in Spain.
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CAPITÁN TRUENO
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Si el Capitán Trueno pudiera venir
nuestras cadenas saltarían
en mil
de él aprendimos
que el bueno es el mejor
aunque al pasar el tiempo
comprendemos que no.
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Si el Capitán Trueno pudiera venir
nuestras cadenas saltarían
en mil
monstruos gigantes,
princesas encantadas
el malo siempre palma,
la chica se salva.
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Ven Capitán Trueno
haz que gane el bueno
Ven Capitán Trueno
haz que gane el bueno
Ven Capitán Trueno
que el mundo está al revés.
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A bordo de su barco subiríamos
tú y yo
perseguidos por los años
desde que él nos dejó
en océanos de tebeo
y con espadas de papel
haríamos a los piratas retroceder.
CAPTAIN THUNDER
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If Captain Thunder was able to come
our chains would break
into a thousand pieces
From him we learnt
that good is the best
Even though now time has passed
we realise it’s not true
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If Captain Thunder was able to come
our chains would break
into a thousand pieces
giant monsters,
enchanted princesses
The bad guy always kicks the bucket,
the girl is saved.
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Come Captain Trueno
make it so the good guy wins
Come Captain Trueno
make it so the good guy wins
Come Captain Trueno
the world is upside down
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We would get on board his ship,
you and me
pursued for years
since he left us
in cartoon oceans
with paper swords
we would make the pirates retreat
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GUITAR CHORDS:
Verse: E – Em – F# – F#m
Chorus: C – G – Am – E (x2)
C – G – D – D
F -> C -> G -> A
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GRAMMAR:
The opening couplet here is an example of the 2nd Conditional.
The second conditional in English and Spanish are similar,
but where English uses the past simple Spanish uses the past subjunctive,
reflecting the fact that the situation is hypothetical.
English: If + past simple + Would + infinitive
If he was able to come our chains would break
Spanish: Si + past subjunctive + Condicional
Si él pudiera venir nuestras cadenas saltarían
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