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Ese chico (English translation)

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Ese chico

Chico, cara sucia,
apoyada en los cristales de mi auto.
Chico, pura astucia
que consigue entrar al bar de contrabando.
 
Juntador de cosas que no sirven para nada,
vendedor de rosas de dudosa calidad,
contador de historias de corridas en la cancha,
goleador de arcos que no hay.
 
Chico, cara sucia,
ropa justa a la medida de quién sabe.
Chico, pura astucia
para defenderse de los chicos grandes.
 
Subidor experto en la escalera de bajada,
cargador de tus valijas en la terminal,
cambiador de letras de canciones de bailanta
que no baila nada mal.
 
Ese chico se lo que va a hacer,
cuando ya no tenga gracia,
va a ponernos contra la pared,
va a hacer temblar de miedo nuestra panza,
va a robarnos solo un poco de
lo que nosotros le robamos hoy.
 
Chico, cara sucia,
cuántas veces mi mirada te ha esquivado.
Chico, pura astucia
que te gana una limosna por cansancio.
 
Dónde esta ese chico mientras tu copa se alza,
mientras subo el máximo de mi calefactor,
dónde duerme cuando te quejas porque tu almohada
ha perdido un poco de espesor.
 
Submitted by Diazepan Medina on Sat, 27/01/2018 - 04:46
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English translation

That boy

Boy, dirty face,
laying over the crystals of my car.
Boy, pure wit
who achieves to get in the bar as illegal.
 
Picking things that are meaningless,
selling roses of doubtful quality,
storyteller of runs in the field,
scorer of missing goals.
 
Boy, dirty face,
tight clothes to the measure of who knows.
Boy, pure wit
to defend himself from the big boys.
 
Expert climber of the downstairs
loader of your luggage at the station,
lyric changer of dance songs
who doesn't dance badly.
 
I know what that boy will do,
when he's no longer funny,
he'll put us against a wall,
he'll make our belly tremble with fear,
he'll steal us just a little
of what we steal from him today.
 
Boy, dirty face,
how many times my eyes avoided you.
Boy, pure wit
who earns a tip for weariness.
 
Where is that boy while your glass is raised
while I rise the warmth of my heater,
where des he sleep when you complain because your pillow
has lost a little of thickness.
 
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Submitted by Diazepan Medina on Tue, 30/01/2018 - 18:39
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