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NO SOY YO (LA PSICOASTENIA) By LOS NEGATIVOS May 9, 2010

Filed under: 1980s,Negativos — spanishpoplyrics @ 6:23 pm

The LP cover looks like 1966, but it’s actually from 1986 (“Piknik Caleidoscópico”).

Part of the mid-eighties mod-revival in Spain, Los Negativos rock harder than most of their rivals

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NO SOY YO (LA PSICOASTENIA)
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Por la noche en el hospital
cuando apagan la luz
quisiera levantarme y pasear.
Y todos estos tubos
no me van a dejar
y ese maldito cartel
es todo cuanto puedo ver.
Empieza el día con energía
comiendo cereales como yo.
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Ya vuelve a estar ahí,
rondando en la oscuridad.
Ya vuelve a estar ahí,
es la psicoastenia y no soy yo.
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No puedo apartar la vista del televisor,
y aunque ese tipo mida
sólo un par de pies,
amargarme la noche es su obsesión.
No sé si habla o masca chicle,
vi su cara en el cine.
Hace rato que estoy pensando
en la clase de mujer que debe tener.
I’M NOT ME (MENTAL BREAKDOWN)
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At night in the hospital
when they turn out the light
I would like to get up and to take a walk.
And all these tubes
aren’t going to let me
and that damn poster
is all I can see.
Start the day with energy
eating cereals like me.
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It’s back there again
hovering in the dark.
It’s back there again
It’s a mental breakdown and I’m not me
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I can’t look away from the tv set
Even though that type measures
only a couple of feet
The night makes me bitter with it’s obsession
I don’t’ know if he speaks or chews gum
I saw his face in the cinema
For a while I’ve been thinking about
The kind of woman that he must have.
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GUITAR CHORDS:
Verse (Riff): Bm – E – D – A/C#
Chorus: Bm – A – G – F#
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GRAMMAR:
Psicoastenia is a made up word, but astenia means fatigue (illness) and
neurastenia means nervous breakdown
(Los Salvajes recorded a version of "19th Nervous Breakdown" translated as
"La Neurastenia" in the 60s).
I guess the meaning here is something like mental breakdown.
 

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