Thursday, June 14, 2012

"Dame Un Tiempo Mas" - Lyrics / Letra

I recently traveled to another state where I was (am) being considered for a pastoral position. I did not anticipate how stressful and unsettling it was going to be merely to find myself in a strange localea place, in some ways, unlike any I'd ever visited.

It reminded me of how upsetting it was my first week at college, 1,200 miles from home. It was the beginning of a totally different life, in a place that seemed terrifyingly strange. It was probably the third day I'd been there or soI just laid down on my bed and started sobbing, because everything was so not normal. Of course, I eventually got used to it, and in only a short time, it became a very comforting place.

But the funny thing is ... I went on a couple mission/exposure trips, as a teenagerto Tijuana, and to a place called Tonalá, outside of Guadalajaraand instead of having that feeling of culture shock, I felt exactly the oppositeas if I was coming homeas if I'd been so many long years in exile, I'd somehow forgotten, but that this was where I really belonged, and felt at peace.

I wonder if there might be something about the national character of Mexico that particularly resonates with me. The Enneagram Institute believes nations tend to have three dominant personality types (scroll to "In Cultural Studies")and it seems not improbable to me that Four (the Artistmy basic type) would be one of Mexico's three.

Several months ago, I was in Zumba class, and we were doing this one song"Dame Un Tiempo Mas"and all of a sudden, I had this intense memory of being in Mexicoit was a deep feeling of peace, and relaxation, and of just being at home ... Beautiful ...

Anyway, it took me a long time to figure out what the song was, not least of all because the lyrics do not appear to be posted anywhere on the web, as of this writing. So, here is my best guessmay it, perhaps, benefit someone out there. Probably this is going to be laughable to anyone who speaks Spanishplease, comment if you can help me correct it. Some of this really just did not make sense to me, but I took a stab at it, anyway (I get points for trying, eh?).

Letra de
Dame Un Tiempo Mas

Dame un tiempo mas
y pon esa cinturita a bailar
llenando te de besos
que pronto la maniana llegara

Por eso, dame un tiempo mas
y tu corazoncito reconquistar
Nunca mas estare lejos
y solita no te vas a quedar

Fue muy dificil
mi vida sin tenerte
que no estes pegadita a mi
pasar noches en vela

Yo nunca te voy a herir  (no que voy a herir)
Yo no lo haria jamas (No lo haria jamas)
Yo quiero estar junto a ti (junto a ti)
Yo solo te voy amar (Te voy amar)
Es que sin ti yo que haria? (que haria)
Pero tengo la suerte
de sentir que vuelves ...

5 comments:

Edward said...

How interesting--I've had a similar reaction on the two occasions I was in Spain!

Virgie P. said...

Interesting, indeed--but not surprising--I've long suspected, Ed, you are also a Four--and a fellow 4w5, no less.

Excellent introduction to the types, and free personality test at www.enneagraminstitute.com ... (-:

atidchan said...

Dame un tiempo mas
y pon esa cinturita a bailar
llenando te de besos
que pronto la mañana llegara

Por eso, dame un tiempo mas
y tu corazoncito reconquistar
Nunca mas estaré lejos
y solita no te vas a quedar

Fue muy dificil
mi vida sin tenerte
que no estes pegadita a mi
pasar noches en vela

Yo nunca te voy herir (no que voy a herir)
Yo no lo haria jamas (No lo haria jamass)
Yo quiero estar junto a ti (junto a ti)
Yo solo te voy amar (yo te voy amar)
Es que sin ti yo que haria? (que haria?)
Pero tengo la suerte
de sentir que vuelves ...

Virgie P. said...

MUCHAS GRACIAS, "atidchan," por los correcciones!

fede2911 said...

There was a couple of thing left to correct ;)

Dame un tiempo más
y pon esa cinturita a bailar
llenándote de besos
que pronto la mañana llegará

Por eso, dame un tiempo más
y tu corazoncito reconquistar
Nunca más estaré lejos
y solita no te vas a quedar

Fue muy difícil
mi vida sin tenerte
que no estes pegadita a mí
pasar noches en vela

Yo nunca te voy herir (no te voy a herir)
Yo no lo haría jamás (No lo haría jamass)
Yo quiero estar junto a ti (junto a ti)
Yo solo te voy amar (yo te voy amar)
Es que ¿sin ti yo qué haría? (¿qué haria?)
Pero tengo la suerte
de sentir que vuelves