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METRO BALDERAS By EL TRI July 1, 2015

Filed under: 1980s,El Tri,History of Rock in Mexico,Mexico — spanishpoplyrics @ 8:43 am

In Search of Rock and Roll Thrills in Mexico: Part 10

El Tri are one of the most influential bands in Mexican Rock. They started way back in 1968 as Three Souls in My Mind. Initially (as the name suggests) they sang in English, as was fashionable in Mexico at that time. Gradually they switched to Spanish, and their success grew. In the early eighties their was a rift in the band and they split into two, with one faction taking the new name El Tri. This song appeared on their first album in 1984.

Metro Balderas was originally recorded by Rockdrigo, a singer-songwriter who died tragically young in the Mexico City earthquake of 1985. His original version is a Dylan-ish strum with substantially different lyrics.

El Tri turn the song into a blues rocker (the style they are best known for) transforming it into a joyfully dumb three chord rock stomp, name checking lots of Mexico City metro stations along the way. They also make the lyrics less romantic and more mean spirited. Notice how the singer pronounces ‘reputación’ with the stress on ‘puta’ (bitch or whore) – one of the more common swear words in Spanish.

METRO BALDERAS

Fue en la estación del metro Balderas 
donde quedó la huella de nuestro amor, 
allá en la estación del metro Balderas 
allí quedó embarrado mi corazón. 

Oye chofer llévame a donde quieras 
llévame a la Villa 
o a la San Simón 
llévame a Copilco 
o a Contreras 
pero no me lleves 
hacia el metro Balderas porque...

Allá en la estación del metro Balderas 
Ahí quedó embarrada mi reputación 
en la estación del metro Balderas 
ahí quedó la huella de nuestro amor 

Oye chofer llévame a donde quieras 
llévame a la Curva 
o a la Escandón 
llévame a Copilco 
o a Contreras
pero no me lleves 
hacia el metro Balderas porque...

En la estación del Metro Balderas
Una bola de gente se la llevó
Fue en la estación del Metro Balderas
Donde quedó embarrada mi reputación

En la estación del Metro Balderas
Ahi quedó la huella de nuestro amor
Fue en la estación del metro Balderas
Donde quedó embarrado mi corazón

En la estación del Metro Balderas
Una bola de gente se la llevó
Allá en la estación del Metro Balderas
Ahí fue donde ella se metió al talón
BALDERAS METRO STATION

It was at Balderas metro station
Where we left the last trace of our love
Over there at Balderas metro station
That's where my heart was left in the dirt

Hey driver take me anywhere
take me to La Villa (borough)
or to San Simon (bus station)
take me to Copilco (metro station)
or to (Magdalena) Contreras  (borough)
but don't take me
towards Balderas metro station because...

Over there at Balderas metro station
That's where my reputation was left in the dirt
It was at Balderas metro station
Where we left the last trace of our love

Hey driver take me anywhere
take me to La Curva (bar)
or Escandon (bus station)
take me to Copilco (metro station)
or to (Magdalena) Contreras  (borough)
but don't take me
towards Balderas metro station because...

In Balderas metro station
A crowd of people took her
It was at Balderas metro station
That's where my reputation was left in the dirt

In Balderas metro station
Where we left the last trace of our love
It was at Balderas metro station
That's where my heart was left in the dirt

In Balderas metro station
A crowd of people took her
Over there at Balderas metro station
That's where she started to be a whore
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