Songs

The Franco-Canadian composer based in Berlin, Matthieu Tanguay-Carel, has created lovely melodies for the lyrics of Robar el día. Although the piano is his main instrument, below you can see him rehearsing Las alondras with guitar.

Las alondras

Hear how dark

The larks sing

Around August

In the clear night

 

They’re just memories

Silent nothings

Sing the larks

Above the dell

 

Around August

Branchless trees

In the dark earth

The larks sing

 

Nothing disturbs them

Nothing quiets them down

The dark larks

Silent nothings

 

They’re just memories

They’re just ghosts

Sing the larks

In the clear night.

 

The dark larks

Like pure nothingness.

Ita de mostaza

A little seed

an itty mustard

in the earth dies

and the war passes.

Then the seed

shows its face

issues from the earth

an itty mustard.

Wishes for a bit of sun

looks for white light

little dead seed

shows its face.

 

An itty seed

and the war will cease.

Robar el dia

To Steal The Day

From darkness everything

For darkness nothing

The day is night and day

Nocturnal birds sing

The sky is an abyss

That lightens the dark world

This song is air

Between dull leaves

Dust is fertile earth

Searching for a home

The day is day and night

The same river changes

With this internal fire

Even blood is water

However much the river changes

It soaks my whole body

It soaks my whole body

However the river may change

Even blood is water

It’s a fireless fire

The same river changes

The day is night and day

Searching for a home

Dust is fruitful earth

Between dull leaves

This song is air

That lightens the dark world

The sky is an abyss

And a bright owl sings

It’s day and night the day

That in darkness floats

From darkness whole

Let us steal the day.