Una Vez (Once)

Lyrics: Cátulo Castillo
Translation: Felipe & Ayano
Music: Osvaldo Pugliese
Recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese with Alberto Morán in 1946

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Una vez fue el amor que llamó
y después sobre el abismo rodó.
la que amé más que a mi mismo fue.

Luz de su mirada, siempre, siempre helada.
Sabor de sinsabor, mi amor, amor que no era nada.
Pequeñez de su burla mordaz,
una vez, sólo en la vida, una vez.

Pudo llamarse Renée
o acaso fuera Manón,
ya no me importa quien fue,
Manón o Renée, si la olvidé…

Muchas llegaron a mí,
pero pasaron igual,
un mal querer me hizo así,
gané en el perder, ya no creí.

(Instrumental)

Luz lejana y mansa que ya no me alcanza.
Mi voz gritó ayer, amor, amor, sin esperanza.
Pequeñez de su burla mordaz,
una vez, sólo en la vida, una vez.
Una vez, sólo en la vida, una vez.

English

There was once love that called and
afterwards it rolled down the abyss.
She was the one who I loved more than myself.

Light of her gaze, always, always frozen.
Taste of disappointment, my love, love that was nothing.
Insignificance of her caustic mockery,
once, only once in a lifetime.

She could have been Renee
or maybe she was Manon,
now it doesn’t matter who she was,
Manon or Renee, since I forgot her...

Many of them got to me,
but they all passed,
a bad love made me like this,
I won as a loser, I didn’t believe anymore

(Instrumental)

Faraway calm light, that doesn’t reach me anymore.
My voice screamed yesterday, today, love, without hope.
Insignificance of her caustic mockery,
once, only once in a lifetime.

Once, only once in a lifetime.