a las cinco se cierra la barra del 33
pero Mario no sale hasta las seis
y si encima le toca hacer caja despidete
casi siempre se le hace de dia
mientras Maria ya se ha puesto en pie
ha hecho la casa
ha hecho hasta el cafe
y le espera medio desnuda

Mario llega cansado y saluda
sin mucho afan
quiere cama pero otra variedad
y Maria se moja las ganas en el cafe
magdalenas del sexo convexo
luego al trabajo en un gran almacen
cuando regresa no hay mas que un somier
taciturno que usar por turnos


cruz de navajas por una mujer
brillos mortales despuntan al alba
sangres que tiñen de malva
el amanecer

pero hoy como ha no habido redada en el 33
Mario vuelve a las cinco menos diez
por su calle vacia a lo lejos solo se ve
a unos novios comiendose a besos
y el pobre Mario se quiere morir
cuando se acerca para descubrir
que es Maria con compañia


sobre Mario de bruces tres cruces
una en la frente la que mas dolio
otra en el pecho la que le mato
y otra miente en el noticiero
dos drogadictos en plena ansiedad
roban y matan a Mario Postigo
mientras su esposa es testigo
desde el porta
en vez de cruz de navajas por una mujer
brillos mortales despuntan al alba
sangres que tiñen de malva el amanecer

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    This soap opera is about a married couple slowly growing apart. Mario works the night shift at a bar. Maria works the day shift at a warehouse. They never have time for sex or romance. One night, Mario comes home early and finds Maria making out with another man in front of their house. Both men engage in a battle of knives, Mario gets killed. Maria lies to the police, claiming Mario was robed and killed by junkies. Thus, Mario gets stabbed 3 times: first in the forehead by Maria's betrayal; then in the heart by Maria's lover; and last by the false report in the news. The tragic ending with media references reminds me of another song involving knives written by Ruben Blades (Pedro Navaja).

    Jimmyzongoon May 23, 2011   Link

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