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NO ME IMPORTA NADA By LUZ CASAL September 24, 2010

Filed under: 1980s,Luz Casal — spanishpoplyrics @ 10:02 pm

  This was a big hit for Luz Casal in 1989, taken from the LP Luz V (her fifth). She’s been one of the most popular singers in Spain since the early eighties, and she received international exposure when she appeared on the soundtrack of Almodóvar’s “High Heels” in 1992. *

NO ME IMPORTA NADA
*
Tú juegas a quererme
Yo juego a que te creas que te quiero
Buscando una coartada
Me das una pasión que yo no espero
*
Y no me importa nada
Tú juegas a engañarme
Yo juego a que te creas que te creo
Escucho tus bobadas
Acerca del amor y del deseo
*
Y no me importa nada, nada
Que rías o que sueñes
Que digas o que hagas
Y no me importa nada
Por mucho que me empeñe
Estoy jugando y no me importa nada
*
Tú juegas a tenerme
Yo juego a que te creas que me tienes
Serena/o y confiada/o
Invento las palabras que te hieren
*
Y no me importa nada,
Tú juegas a olvidarme
Yo juego a que te creas que me importa
Conozco la jugada
Sé manejarme en las distancias cortas
*
Y no me importa nada, nada
Que rías o que sueñes
Que digas o que hagas
Y no me importa nada
Por mucho que me empeñe
Que digas o que hagas
Y no me importa.. nada
*
Y no me importa nada
Que rías o que sueñes
Que digas o que hagas
*
Y no me importa nada
Que tomes o que dejes
Que vengas o que vayas
*
Y no me importa nada
Que subas o que bajes
Que entres o que salgas
I DON’T CARE AT ALL
*
You play at loving me
I play at making you believe I love you
Looking for an alibi
You give me a passion I don’t expect
*
And I don’t care at all
You play at deceiving me
I play at making you believe I believe you
I listen to your silly words
About love and desire
*
And I don’t care at all
If you laugh or if you dream
What you say or what you do
And I don’t care at all
However hard I try
I’m playing and I don’t care at all
*
You play at having me
I play at making you believe you have me
Serene and confident
I invent the words that hurt you
*
And I don’t care at all
You play at forgetting me
I play at making you believe I care
I know the play
I know how to manage in the short run
*
And I don’t care at all
If you laugh or if you dream
What you say or what you do
And I don’t care at all
However hard I try
What you say or what you do
I don’t care at all
*
And I don’t care at all
If you laugh or if you dream
What you say or what you do
*
And I don’t care at all
If you take it or leave it
If you come or go
*
And I don’t care at all
If you rise or if you fall
If you come in or if you leave
*
CHORDS:
B – E – B – F#m – A 

E – E/D# - C#m – A – Am
E – E/D# - C#m – A – Bbm-5 – B – B7

E – A – B – C#m – A – E – B
E – A – B – C#m – A – Bbm-5 – B
*
Grammar: The Present Subjunctive

There’s lots of subjunctive in this one!
Here it’s used to express feelings towards another person.
It’s easiest to see in the chorus:

No me importa nade que + Present Subjunctive
…que rías o que sueñes - …if you laugh or if you dream

She’s expressing her feelings rather than describing reality.
In the verse she’s slightly more devious, trying to influence the other person.
The subjuctive is used to show they’re her intentions rather than reality:

Yo juego a que + Present Subjunctive
… te creas que… - …you believe that…
 

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