"Cristobal" as written by and Devendra Banhart....
Ropa rota
Negra gota
Yegua vieja
Lluvia dulce

Me acompana
Por la noche
Hasta la manana
Hay un mundo mas alla

Otro mundo mas alla
Hay un mundo mas alla
Otro mundo mas alla
Hay un mundo mas alla

Otro mundo mas alla
Sangre trago
Ves malos
Mundo, mundo

No te oigo
Por esas partes
Go home yankee
El obrero quiere estudiar

Y el estudiante sigue pa' adelante
Aguanta que fui
No te vayas si te vas
No te vayas si te vas

No te vayas si te vas


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"Cristobal" as written by Devendra Banhart

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    General Commentenglish translation:

    Torn clothing
    Black drop
    Old mare

    Sweet rain
    Joins me
    In the night
    Until morning

    There's another world out there
    More of a world out there

    There's another world out there
    More of a world out there

    There's another world out there
    More of a world out there

    Swallowed blood
    Wise men
    Silent world
    I don't hear you

    Around here
    Go home yankee
    The worker wants to study
    And the student continues to advance

    Hold on, i left

    Don't leave and you leave
    Don't leave and you leave
    Don't leave and you leave
    amyelizzzabethon November 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI come up with this theory about this song:
    Cristobal the name of the song is perhaps in reference to Cristobal Colon (Columbus) and you can interpretate it as a modern protest song against the imperialism.
    You have lines likes:
    *Hay un mundo más allá: There is a world over there.. another... and repeat.
    *Sangre trago, ves magos: swallow blood, you see magicians.
    *En estas partes "go home yankees": Around here(south America),...


    Hope this helps-
    Chicosonicoon September 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentisn't it "ropa, rota"?
    that's what it sounds like to me anyway.
    amyelizzzabethon September 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am obsessed with this song, by the way.
    i also just love hearing gael garcia bernal's voice, hah.
    amyelizzzabethon September 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno it's "rota,rota" (defeat,defeat)
    Goatwrenchon September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEstoy casi seguro de que la primera linea es "Ropa rota" y no "rota, rota". yo en las últimas tres estrofas entiendo lo siguiente:

    Sangre trago
    ves malos
    granpepperon October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment(perdón, no salió entero)

    no sé si dice "ves malos" o "ves magos" o "reyes magos"

    después sigue:

    Por estas partes
    go ho yankee
    el obrero y el estudiante
    siguen pa'lante (por "para adelante")

    Aguante el estudiante (aunque sólo pronuncie "Aguante el estudian...")

    No te vayas si te vas

    (eso es lo que repite varias veces)
    granpepperon October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperdón otra vez

    no es "go ho yankee" sino

    "go home yankee(s)"
    granpepperon October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcould someone translate this in english? it's such a beautiful song.
    sparklinnngon October 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsomeone translate this please
    10203040on October 30, 2007   Link

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