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LA LEYENDA DEL TIEMPO By CAMARÓN July 15, 2012

Filed under: 1970s,Camarón,Frederico García Lorca — spanishpoplyrics @ 7:06 pm

The legendary flamenco singer El Camarón de la Isla died 20 years ago this month. This is the title track of his influential 1979 album, on which he incorporated rock influences for the first time. Flamenco-rock fusion often sounds awkward, but this track creates an incredible rhythmic energy.

The lyrics come from a poem by Frederico García Lorca, which he wrote for his play ‘Así que pasen cinco años’ in 1931. Half of the songs on the album are based on Lorca’s poetry.

LA LEYENDA DEL TIEMPO

ESTRIBILLO:
El sueño va sobre el tiempo 
Flotando como un velero 
Nadie puede abrir semillas 
En el corazón del sueño 

El tiempo va sobre el sueño 
Hundido hasta los cabellos 
Ayer y mañana comen 
Oscuras flores de duelo 

ESTRIBILLO

Sobre la misma columna 
Abrazados sueño y tiempo 
Cruza el gemido del niño 
La lengua rota del viejo 

ESTRIBILLO

Y si el sueño finge muros 
En la llanura del tiempo 
El tiempo le hace creer 
Que nace en aquel momento 

ESTRIBILLO
THE LEGEND OF TIME

CHORUS:
The dream passes through time.
Floating like a sailboat 
No one can crack open the seeds
In the heart of the dream

Time passes through the dream
Sunk up to its neck
Yesterday and tomorrow they will eat
Dark flowers of sorrow

CHORUS

Up on the same pillar
Dream and time embracing
The child’s cry crosses paths with
The old man’s broken tongue

CHORUS

And if the dream pretends to be a wall
In the mists of time
Then time will make it believe
That it is being born at that moment

CHORUS

*

CHORDS:

Chorus / Estribillo:
Am – Dm – G
Am – Dm – Am 
*
Verse / Estrofa:
Cm – Bm(b5) – Ab – G 
Fm - G - Fm - G
 

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