Qué Pasa, Raúl

Hosted ByRaúl Guerrero

A podcast for Spanish learners and music lovers. Your host, visual artist Raul G, uses pop songs to help you learn useful language, grammar and simple phrases. in the process you will also discover great singer-songwriters, famous in the Hispanic world.

Miénteme, dime que me quieres

“Yo quería hacer un disco que le gustara a mi madre y a mi padre”, said Bunbury in 1999 while discussing Pequeño, his second solo álbum, released later that year.

‘I wanted to make a record that my mum and my dad liked’. Sure enough, the album became a major departure for Bunbury in that for the first time he embraced traditional sounds and rhythms from the Latin American and Mediterranean worlds. Infinito, our song for this episode, sees the Spanish singer-songwriter diving into old-school Mexican ranchera territory, one chupito de tequila at a time.

In the song’s lyrics we’ll find a variety of verb tenses, including the preterite, imperfect, future and some sneaky subjunctives… Oh, and also a couple of imperatives, when the singer commands his ex-sweetheart, in true Johnny Guitar fashion: “miénteme un poco al menos, dime que me quieres aún más…” A statement of melodramatic self-pity which is text-book ranchera.

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