From the Album-"Texas & Tennessee"

No Pronuncias Mi Nombre


Poem by Roque Dalton, music by Steve Gillette
(c) 1998 Curbstone Press / Compass Rose Music, BMI

No pronuncias mi nombre
Cuando sepas que he muerto
Porque se detendria la muerte y el reposo
Tu voz es la campana del los cinco sentidos
No pronuncias mi nombre cuando sepas que me ido

No dejes que tus labios hallen mis once letras
Tengo sueno, he amado, he ganado el silencio
No pronuncias mi nombre, cuando sepas que he muerto
Desde la oscura tierra vendria por tu voz

Translation: (roughly)

Don't speak my name when you know that I am gone
Because my soul will be detained from it's rest
Your voice is the clarion of the five senses
Don't speak my name when you know I'm gone

It's no use for your lips to form the eleven letters of my name
I dream, I am cherished, I have attained the silence
Don't speak my name when you know that I am gone
Or from the dark realms I will return to the sound of your voice

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