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WOMAN WITHOUT A SOUL: DON MATHIS

SHE'S A DAMA1 WITHOUT ALMA2.
SHE STEPS ON MY CORAZONE3.
MI HIJO4, I LOVE HIM SO.
YO NO LO MIRA5 ANYMORE.
CALLEDOLOROSA7  MEETS SOLEDAD8
IN SAN ANTO9. THAT'S WHERE
MY PAIN AND LONELINESS MEET10.
THE TIME I HAVE CON11 MY SON
IS TOO POQUITO12.
Y CUANDO13 HIS MOM WITHHOLDS MI HIJO,
I MISS HIM SO.
THE SMILE OF A CHILD
IS LO MEJOR14 IN ALL EL MUNDO15,
PERO16 HIS ABSENCE IS TOO TRISTIE17.
NO CONOZCO POR QUE18
HIS MOM COULD BE SO MALA19
TO ME OR TO OUR BOY.
THIS TIEMPO FEO20;
IT BRINGS ME BAJO21.
YO HA LISTO22 FOR EL SOL23 TO SHINE.
EN LA MANANA24
I'LL GIVE HIM MUCHOS BESOS25
AND EL GRANDE ABRAZO26
CON MUCHO GUSTO27!
© 2006
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ENGLISH TRANSLATION
1 woman
2 soul
3 heart
4 my son
5 I don't see him
6 Street
7 Pain
8 Solitude
9 slang for San Antonio
10 the intersection of which lies the Bexar County Courthouse, civil arena for divorce and custody decisions
11 with
12 small
13 and when
14 the best
15 the world
16 but
17 sad
18 I don't know how

19 bad

20 ugly time
21 down
22 I am ready
23 sun

24 in the morning

25 bunch of kisses

26 a big hug
27 with all my might


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