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“Aquellas pequeñas cosas” / “Those little things”, by Joan Manuel Serrat

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Enjoy the song, following the lyrics in Spanish in the video. Below, find the translation into English.

“Those little things”

One may think/ that time and absence killed them./ But, their train/ sold a round-way ticket./
They are those little things/ that left us a time of roses/ in a corner,/ in a piece of paper/ or in a drawer.
Like a thief,/ they lie in wait for us/ behind the door./ They’ve got you so much/ at their mercy/ like dead leaves/ that the wind drags/ over there and here,/ that they smile at you sadly and/ make us cry when nobody sees us.

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“De vez en cuando la vida”, Joan Manuel Serrat (lyrics and translation)

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Enjoy the lyrics and translation of this song, while watching the video here!

“De vez en cuando la vida” (video w/lyrics in Spanish)

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In “De vez en cuando la vida”, Joan Manuel Serrat uses personification to talk about life like a girl that is so pretty that is nice to see her. Sometimes, she would take us for a walk, have a coffee with us, or give us an elusive dream; but other times, she would just make us a joke and we would wake up without knowing what is going on… Check the whole translation in English here!