DANIEL CATÁN: Escúchame (from Florencia en el Amazonas) (1996)

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“Escúchame” from Florencia en el Amazonas

by Daniel Catán (Marcela Fuentes-Berain)

Where are you Cristóbal?
Did I come all this way just to lose you again?
Has the voracious jungle ripped you away from me once more?
Why do I feel you near?
Cristóbal, Cristóbal. I feel you near.
Hear me. Hear me.
My voice soars toward you like a bird
and it spreads its wings over the world's love.
From you, my song was born,
from within your hands,
which asleep and awake, will bring butterflies.
I know you are hearing me because my song soars.
If you did not hear it, my voice would not fly.
From you my song was born,
because of you, I was able to cross
the tumultuous river of the days
or the serene river of the nights.
And there, on the other bank,
stop to listen
to its own loving murmur.
I know you can hear me in life or in death.
If you were not listening,
my song would not resound.
I feel you palpitate in the wings of every butterfly,
in every green sparkle,
in the wind, the water,
in the depths of the jungle,
in life or in death, I feel you palpitate!
In the flight of my song,
in the gentle air,
I feel you in the air…
Cristóbal! Cristóbal!
I feel your heart beat!
In the gentle air of my song!
I feel you in the air,
I feel you Cristóbal!
I feel you here, here,
here in my song.

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from Lieder​/​Canciones, released September 1, 2016
FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS
By Daniel Catán
Copyright © 1996 (Renewed) by Associated Music Publishers, Inc. (BMI)
This arrangement © 2015 by Associated Music Publishers, Inc. (BMI)
International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.
Used by Permission.
Warning: Unauthorized reproduction of this publication is prohibited by Federal Law and is subject to criminal prosecution.
*Escuchame only

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