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LA VIDA TÓMBOLA (SI YO FUERA MARADONA) by MANU CHAO June 12, 2014

Filed under: 2000+,Manu Chao — spanishpoplyrics @ 8:02 am

Football World Cup Special

To celebrate the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, here is a song about the legendary Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona. . Manu Chao is French but his parents were Spanish. He sings in French, Spanish, English, Arabic and other languages, sometimes mixing them up in the same song. This track is from ‘La Radiolina’ (2007). Completely in Spanish, it is featured in the documentary ‘Maradona by Kusturica’. The film is in a mixture of English and Spanish, and at the very end Manu Chao plays this song  in the street while Maradonna watches – a strangely moving moment (see below). He includes an extra line of lyrics at the end of this version:

‘Y  una mano en el altar’ (with one hand on the altar)

a clear reference to the hand of God! .

Related Post: Si Mi Chica Se Llamara Shakira (related Grammar) .

LA VIDA TÓMBOLA

Si yo fuera Maradona
viviría como él
si yo fuera Maradona
frente a cualquier portería

Si yo fuera Maradona
nunca m'equivocaría
si yo fuera Maradona
perdido en cualquier lugar.

ESTRIBILLO:
La vida es una tómbola...
de noche y de día...
la vida es una tómbola
y arriba y arriba....

Si yo fuera Maradona
viviría como él
mil cohetes, mil amigos
y lo que venga a mil por cien...

Si yo fuera Maradona
saldría en Mondovision
para gritarle a la FIFA
¡Que ellos son el gran ladrón!

ESTRIBILLO

Si yo fuera Maradona
viviría como él
porque el mundo es una bola
que se vive a flor de piel

Si yo fuera Maradona
frente a cualquier porquería
nunca me equivocaría...

Si yo fuera Maradona
y un partido que ganar
si yo fuera Maradona
perdido en cualquier lugar...

ESTRIBILLO
THE LOTTERY OF LIFE

If I were Maradona
I'd live like him
If I were Maradona
In front of any goal

If I were Maradona
I'd never make mistakes
If I were Maradona
Lost in any place

CHORUS:
Life is a lottery
Night and day
Life is a lottery
Come on, come on!

If I were Maradona
I'd live like him
A thousand fireworks, a thousand friends
Whatever comes, at a thousand percent

If I were Maradona
I'd appear on Mondovision (TV)
To shout at FIFA
That they are the bigtime crooks!

CHORUS

If I were Maradona
I'd live like him
Because the world is a ball
On which we live, emotions on the surface

If I were Maradona
In front of any rubbish (team)
I'd never make mistakes

If I were Maradona
With a game to win
If I were Maradona
Lost in any place

CHORUS
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