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that’s all it took
the mention of your name
and all my love for you
burst into flame
I tried so hard
to let you go, but look
how I still tremble at your name
that’s all it took
that’s all it took
to make me know that I still care
it seems my heart just can’t give up
the dreams we used to share
I tell my friends I’m happy
but they read me like a book
and when today I heard them say
your name that’s all it took
that’s all it took
to make me yearn for your embrace
I guess I might as well admit
no one can take your place
I fell for you completely
sinker line and hook
and when today I heard them say
your name that’s all it took
and when today I heard them say
your name that’s all it took
– There is not a single version of this original Gram Parsons song that I like, but the lyrics are spot on!
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It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

– Edgar Allan Poe

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Mi Salvacion

Hoy, hoy
Me lleno de ilusion
Me alegra el corazon hablar contigo
Te escucho gemir
Dices ser feliz
Y yo pierdo la voz
Al intentar pedir que no me olvides

Tu mi delirio
Tu mi destino
Se que es contigo mi salvacion

Hoy, hoy
Le he preguntando al sol
Porque me lleva lejos el camino
No me respondio
El dia paso
Mi suerte fue tener
La foto de los dos en luna llena

Tu mi lucero
Tu mi deseo
Se que es contigo mi salvacion

Tu mi delirio
Tu mi destino
Se que es contigo mi salvacion
Se que es contigo mi salvacion

– Alex Cuba

This is the only version I could find online: http://podcasting.newwinnipeg.net/sessions/alex%20cuba%20-%2001%20mi%20salvacion.mp3

Hoping to replace it with a link where you can purchase this beautiful, soul-stirring, song.

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Porque te tengo y no
porque te pienso
porque la noche está de ojos abiertos
porque la noche pasa y digo amor
porque has venido a recoger tu imagen
y eres mejor que todas tus imágenes
porque eres linda desde el pie hasta el alma
porque eres buena desde el alma a mí
porque te escondes dulce en el orgullo
pequeña y dulce
corazón coraza

porque eres mía
porque no eres mía
porque te miro y muero
y peor que muero
si no te miro amor
si no te miro

porque tú siempre existes dondequiera
pero existes mejor donde te quiero
porque tu boca es sangre
y tienes frío
tengo que amarte amor
tengo que amarte
aunque esta herida duela como dos
aunque te busque y no te encuentre
y aunque
la noche pase y yo te tenga
y no.

– Mario Benedetti

Listen to this poem as read by the author Mario Benedetti

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