Hermanita ven conmigo (x2),
Hay aviones cada hora,

Isla del encanto,
Me voy! (x3)

Donde no hay sufrimiento (x2),
Me vieron pasar por la calle,
Isla del encanto,
Me voy! (x3)

Nuestro propio animal canta a la gente pa'gratis ,
Hey babe what are we doing here? .
Laaaaa,loooh,patria.
Isla del encanto,
Me voy! (x3)

Translation

Little sister come with me,
There are planes each hour,

Island of the enchantment,
I'm leaving!
Where there is no suffering,
They saw me pass by the street,
Island of the enchantment,
I'm leaving!

Our own animal sings for free for the people,
Hey babe what are we doing here?
Laaa loooh,fatherland.

Island of the enchantment,
I'm leaving!



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Isla de Encanta Lyrics as written by Charles Thompson

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    Frank Black was in San Juan, Puerto Rico for a while and that experience surfaced in a lot of his songs. This song is definitely about Puerto Rico. In fact, I was in San Juan last week, and was amused to see that on all the license plates was "Isla del encanto" I was like, hey! That's a Pixies song! And my friends had no idea of course. But a lot of Surfer Rosa comes from Frank's time in PR, as well in other songs. Crackity Jones is about his roommate.

    WeezerChicon January 10, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    i love when they sing in spanish. when i heard this song i actually started paying attention in spanish class. Es Verdad!

    oidimedon May 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! looooooooooooooooooooooooo! Patria. real neato

    pumkinhedon December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Hmm. I just got back from Vieques...also known as the Island of Enchantment. And I do believe that Frank Black spent a bunch of time in Puerto Rico.

    BTW, Vieques is a very nice place. Get there before the hotels move in.

    jjankechuon May 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    so fantastically bizarre!

    pumkinhedon December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    Isla de Encanta is simply Black's ode to Puerto Rico where he spent sometime overtime over there during college. No doubt did that have a huge influence on him. It is no secret that Black Francis has a love for the beach life "I am the beach goer but there is no beach".To go from U-Mass (not that great of surfing up there) to talking about his island of enchantment where there is no suffering. He definetly had a good time over there... except the crazy gay roommate

    sketchy1on February 11, 2005   Link
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    Gotta give it up for Frank Black--he certainly speaks uncannily fluent Spanish for a guy who took a Spanish class while at UMass that sponsored his trip to Puerto Rico--a 6-m0nth sojourn, tops... All this from yours truly, who as a Navy Brat, lived in Spain for 3 yrs. when my dad was stationed at the sub base in Rota (a town in the province of Cadiz, in the southern region of Andalucia an hour away from the Rock of Gibraltar (sp?) ) then took 3 yrs. of High School Spanish. Ay ay ay!!

    pharmageekon November 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    dont do spanish, but german. so i have no idea what it means. buuuttt, was the first song that i loved. and cause of this, i thought the pixies were from Californiaa....wrong. such a crazy song, infectious happiness

    maddilneon May 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    The translation:

    Little sister, come with me Little sister, come with me there are planes (flights) every hour

    Island of Enchantment I´m leaving, I´m leaving, I´m leaving

    Where it is not suffering Where it is not suffering They saw me passing by the street

    Island of Enchantment I´m leaving, I´m leaving, I´m leaving

    Our own animal sings at the people for free Hey babe what are we doing here?.

    La Lo Native country

    Island of Enchantment I´m leaving, I´m leaving, I´m leaving

    Selkison July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    "Native country" jajaja , why needs to talk about native countryness?

    gonzgonzon March 09, 2008   Link

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