“Bachata” (The Spanish Blues)

Before  Aventura (Romeo Santos)  there  was  Jose  Manuel  Calderon,  singing  Boleros,  making  tears  flow  and  hips  sway.

Bachata  music  and  dance  became the  quintessential  genre  in  many  Latino  homes,  even  non-Latino  homes  through  out  the  years.  It  is  like  singing  the  blues  in  Spanish.  Bachata/Bolero  is  traditionally  romantic  music  that  deals  with  themes  such  as lost  love,  deception, trouble,  loss, hurt  and  pain.  Before  you  lose  your  interest  due  to  an  immediate  burst  of  depression 😉  it  has  changed  with  the  generations…some.  Many  modern  Bachateros  have  vamped  it  up  by  using  the  rhythms  and  music  but  changing  the  theme  to  finding  true  love,  having  true  love, etc.  However,  if  we  stray  away  from  history,  we  forget  it  all  together.  Some  lessons  must  be  passed  on. What  causes  people  to  dance  to something  that  seems  to  touch  the  darker  parts  of  our  lives?  Hear  it  for  yourself…

Contempt (El Desprecio) —- Lyrics in English (http://lyricstranslate.com/en/el-desprecio-contempt.html#songtranslation)

Swear to me right now by God
That you never forgot me
And if you tell me there is no love
With pain I will have to leave.
I will leave with much sorrow
I will carry in my veins
The contempt of this love.
And if through matters of destiny
You repent along the way
I don’t accept an apology from you.
And also swear to me (my) heart
That you didn’t forget those caresses
If in an instant from this song
The memory of what was in your life returned.
And if you realize that you still love me
And you later reject me
Give my heart courage
For to think that you reject me
Agitates my patience
And I feel worthless.
If this is contempt,
What I deserve
Help me, my God
I ask you, my Lord
I know that I am at fault
I only wanted to love her
I failed in love.
If it is madness
That you may love me
Well, lie to me, my love
And do it with shame
I prefer that you pretend for me
To what you give me sincerely
You destroy the illusion.
If this is contempt,
What I deserve
Help me, my God
I ask you, my Lord
I know that I am at fault
I only wanted to love her
I failed in love.
If it is madness
That you may love me
Well, lie to me, my love
And do it with shame
I prefer that you pretend for me
To what you give me sincerely
You destroy the illusion.
If this is contempt I can’t go on
Tell me a lie and I convert it to my truth.
If this is contempt,
What I deserve
Help me, my God
I know that I am at fault
I only wanted to love her
I failed in love.
If it is madness
That you may love me
Well, lie to me, my love
And do it with shame
I prefer that you pretend for me
To what you give me sincerely
You destroy the illusion.
Not the illusion
No no no not the illusion\
No not the illusion
No not the illusion

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