Spanish song: Si tú me dices ven If you tell me to come (Los Panchos)
Los Panchos were, are and many say will be some of the greatest singers of the romance music genre. Founded in 1944 they still remain active, evidently with some changes to their group, and they continue filling dance floors with couples of all ages. Without a doubt one of their most well-known songs is Si tú me dices ven (If you tell me to come), an anthem of loving devotion, which has the following lyrics:
Si tú me dices ven, lo dejo todo
If you tell me to come, I will leave everything
The Mexican/Puerto Rican trio founded in New York created one of the most famous, delicate… and least understood boleros. Often we focus so much on the rhythm that some of the lyrics end up getting misunderstood, such as:
Mis secretos que son pocos,
serán tuyos también.
The few secrets that I have will be yours too.
Some people sing Mis secretos, que son tuyos, serán tuyos también (My secrets, which are yours, will also be yours) to the obvious surprise of the audience.
There is also a rather controversial verse which says:
Que no se te haga tarde
y te encuentres en la calle
perdida, sin rumbo y en el lodo
So it doesn’t get late
with you out in the street
lost, with nowhere to go, and stuck in the mud
Most would agree that it is not very glamorous to discover the love of your life in the mud (lodo), so many sing it as sin rumbo y en el todo (with no direction and in everything) while more philosophical listeners sing it as sin rumbo y en el modo (with no direction and in the mode) (although they do not specify what mode this might be) and some will even sing sin rumbo y en el nodo (with no direction and in the node) –although we don’t really believe that they are talking about one of the two opposite points at which the orbit of a planet intersects the ecliptic.
But that’s enough confusion; just remember that if you are looking for a romantic song where you can take your partner´s hand and dance around the room this is one of your best options.