Hasta la Raiz~ Natalia LaFourcade

Don’t look back.

The past is in the past.

All you have is right now.

Yes. This is meant to encourage forward movement. This is meant to encourage more abundant life. I’m all about that.

BUT.

Sometimes, you just need to dig something up, dust it off, and buff it to a shine so that you can see how far you’ve come.

It’s a risk. There could be tears.

But I think, sometimes, it’s a risk worth taking.

This is a song by an artist I LOVE in a language I LOVE.

The video creeps me out, but I secretly LOVE that, too.

For me, there’s just nothing like the feeling of the weight of the words mixed with the strength of the sound, lifted and carried out on a deep, steady breath.

It all gives me the courage to look back and celebrate no matter how it used to look to me.

 


Sigo cruzando ríos,
Andando selvas,
Amando el sol
Cada día sigo sacando espinas
De lo profundo del corazón
En la noche sigo encendiendo sueños
Para limpiar con el humo sagrado cada recuerdo

Cuando escribo tu nombre
En la arena blanca con fondo azul
Cuando miro el cielo en la forma cruel de una nube gris
Aparezcas tú
Una tarde suba una alta loma
Mire el pasado
Sabrás que no te he olvidado

Yo te llevo dentro, hasta la raíz
Y, por más que crezca, vas a estar aquí
Aunque yo me oculte tras la montaña
Y encuentre un campo lleno de caña
No habrá manera, mi rayo de luna
Que tú te vayas

Pienso que cada instante sobrevivido al caminar
Y cada segundo de incertidumbre
Cada momento de no saber
Son la clave exacta de este tejido
Que ando cargando bajo la piel
Así te protejo
Aquí sigues dentro

Yo te llevo dentro, hasta la raíz
Y, por más que crezca, vas a estar aquí
Aunque yo me oculte tras la montaña
Y encuentre un campo lleno de caña
No habrá manera, mi rayo de luna
Que tú te vayas


I keep crossing rivers,
Walking through forests,
Loving the sun
Every day I keep pulling thorns
From the depths of my heart
At night I keep igniting dreams
To clean every memory with sacred smoke

When I write your name
In the white sand with a blue background
When I look at the sky, in the cruel form of a grey cloud,
You appear
One evening, climb a high hill
Look at the past
You will know that I have not forgotten

I carry you inside me, to the root
And, that you may grow better, you will be here
Although I hide myself behind the mountain
And find a field full of sugar cane
There will be no way, my moonbeam,
For you to leave

I think that every instant survived while walking
And every second of uncertainty
Every moment of not knowing
Are the exact key to this tissue
That I always carry under my skin
In this way I protect you
Here, follow me inside

I carry you inside me, to the root
And, that you may grow better, you will be here
Although I hide myself behind the mountain
And find a field full of sugar cane
There will be no way, my moonbeam,
For you to leave

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3 Comments

  1. The first time I listened to this I wasn’t watching the video, I was reading the translation while the song played and I was reminded of a grown-up version of a children’s book – haunting and beautiful in a mystical way. Then I listened again and watched the video – and I thought it was “spidery.” Is that a word? Something about the artist being on her back with all those arms around her and all the grey and black tones was a little ( no- a lot) disturbing. I guess I prefer my mystically reassuring children’s book interpretation. There is a sweet and stubborn belief in good in both the lyrics and the music that make me want to listen to this again. And again.

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    • We can call ‘spidery’ a word! I totally agree! She has another song that I sing to Baby Johnny all the time. I’ll have to feature it on here 😉

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      • Yes, please do. I’d love to hear another one by her!

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