Friday Videos Have the Chills

Moreena sent me this link, which gave me chills:

Says Moreena: Lhasa De Sala, who died this month of breast cancer, wrote and performed one of the all-time great songs about love, of the burning passionate kind. In this video, she performs it (in Spanish), giving a French translation before she begins. The English translation (via www.senderando.com):

To reach your side

I give thanks to your body
For waiting for me
I had to get lost
To reach your side

I give thanks to your arms
For reaching me
I had to go so far
To reach your side

I give thanks to your hands
For bearing me
I had to burn up
To reach your side

 

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  1. 1
    MamNice says:

    Whoa.
    What a loss.
    I am saving those lyrics…simple, but sexy in a soulful way – the best kind!

  2. 2
    Mireya says:

    She sings so slow that I actually had to look at the lyrics in Spanish to understand a single word of what she was saying. Funny … as Spanish happens to be my first language.  I moved to the US 10 years ago, at age 37.  For a moment I thought it was Portuguese.

  3. 3
    Lisa says:

    Love the lyrics, love her voice. despised her diction and phrasing to the point that I had to turn the video off halfway. Like Mireya I had no idea what the lyrics were fro mthe performance. I would love to hear a cover of this by somebody else. Thanks for introducing me to her songwriting, though!

  4. 4
    Wendy says:

    This soothes the savage beast of my morning-at-work rage.
    Thank you.

  5. 5

    Oh, reading the words alone gave me chills.  How tragically beautiful.

  6. 6
    PK says:

    My friend Lenny who lives in Liege, Belgium is a HUGE fan of Lhasa’s and introduced her music to me a few years back.  Her death was tragic in the way that all life ended too soon is.  Thanks for sharing the video—it was beautiful.

  7. 7
    Karen says:

    The first time I heard Lhasa, I was in a restaurant with a friend from Spain. He assured me the singer wasn’t singing in Spanish! We asked the waitress and she showed us the CD. I bought it that week.

    Her death was a tragic loss. Thank you for sharing the video with us.

  8. 8

    Thanks. That was lovely. What a tragic loss.

    Blessings,
    Greg Gutierrez
    Zen and the Art of Surfing

  9. 9
    Krista says:

    I think with most of Lhasa’s songs, the lyrics really are secondary. The Living Road is a beautiful piece of art just for the aurally aesthetic values. I’ve listened to it dozens of times and couldn’t care less what the songs are about. Just the sound of her voice moves me.

    What a loss. To die at 37…tragic.

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