Spanish Pop Lyrics

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YO NO SOY ESA by MARI TRINI March 13, 2016

Filed under: 1970s,Cecilia,History of Spanish Pop,Jacques Brel,Mari Trini — spanishpoplyrics @ 8:43 am

Spanish Rock in the Seventies Part 7: Singer-Songwriters

For many Spaniards the Seventies was the decade of the singer-songwriter. Two of the best were women: Cecilia (previously featured on this blog) and Mari Trini. The latter had a huge hit in 1972 with ‘Yo No Soy Esa’ which became a kind of feminist anthem.

Like many Spanish singer-songwriters Mari Trini was heavily influenced by the French chanson tradition. She also sang in French, recording an acclaimed version of Brel’s ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’ (see below).

YO NO SOY ESA

Yo no soy esa 
Que tu te imaginas 
Una señorita tranquila y sencilla 
Que un dia abandonas
Y siempre perdona
Esa niña, sí.. no..
Esa no soy yo

Yo no soy esa
Que tu te creias
La paloma blanca
Que le baila al agua
Que rie por nada
Diciendo sí a todo
Esa niña, sí.. no..
Esa no soy yo

No podras presumir jamas
De haber jugado con la verdad
Con el amor de los demas

Si en verdad me quieres
Yo ya no soy esa
Que se acobarda
Frente a una borrasca
Luchando entre olas
Encuentra la playa
Esa niña, sí.. no..
Esa no soy yo

Pero si buscas
Tan solo aventuras
Amigos por guardia
A toda tu casa
Yo no soy esa
Que pierde esperanzas
Piensalo ya

Yo no soy esa 
Que tu te imaginas 
Una señorita tranquila y sencilla 
Que un dia abandonas
Y siempre perdona
Esa niña, sí.. no..
Esa no soy yo
I'M NOT THAT ONE

I'm not that one
That you imagine
A quiet and simple lady
That one day you leave 
And she always forgives you
That girl, yes.. no..
That's not me

I'm not that one
That you thought
The white dove
Which flatters him
Who laughs easily
Saying yes to everything
That girl, yes.. no..
That's not me

You can never boast
Having played with the truth
With the love of others

If you really love me
Now that I'm not the one
That gets frightened
Confronted with a thunderstorm
Fighting between the waves
Finding the beach
That girl, yes.. no..
That's not me

But if you are looking for
Just an affair
Friends to guard
Your whole house
I'm not that one
That loses hope
Think about it now

I'm not that one
That you imagine
A quiet and simple lady
That one day you'll leave 
And she always forgives you
That girl, yes.. no..
That's not me

 

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