Castle / Castillo Lyrics / Letra

Construimos un castillo en el aire, en el aire
We built a castle, we built a castle, in the air, in the air
sostenerlo fue imposible, era tarde, era tarde.
We couldn’t hold it, we couldn’t hold it, it was late, it was late.
Lo encendimos, lo avivamos, lo dejamos apagar
Yes, we light it. Yes, we fan it. Yes, we left it off, I know
lo probamos y fallamos. Es el precio que pagué
that we tried and we failed. That’s the price I paid
por querer más.
because of wanting more.

Nunca lo hubiera esperado, éramos “nosotros” y no era más “yo”;
I never expected it, suddenly we were “us” and it wasn’t “Me” alone,
de repente compartimos tanto, que nos comenzó a pesar.
in a little time we shared a lot and we began to feel that weight.
Suelo preguntarme como hubiera sido si hubiera luchado contra el destino,
I use to wonder how the story would have ended if I had strength enough to fight against fate
pero era una guerra desigual conmigo, contigo y contra los demás.
but it was an unequal war against me, against you, against everybody else.

Infinitas las lecturas. Son eternas las excusas.
Infinite points of view. The excuses are eternal.
Solo el cielo sabe porque no pasó… a mayores.
Heaven only knows why we didn’t… get worse.

Sonreí, miraste a otro lado pude imaginar que abandonaste el barco,
When I smiled at you, you looked away. That’s when I realized you abandoned our ship
fue tan gratis, libre el soñarlo pero costó renunciar.
although dreaming is entirely free, it cost too much to give it up.
He pasado por peores situaciones y mi Dios ha estado y seguirá estando
I have overcome harder situations and I know my God was and will be by my side
Porque cuando el mundo tira para abajo es para indicarme que yo estoy más alto
Because when the world pulls me down, is when I realize that I’m higher, higher

Divino humano / Divine human

[ES] “Divino humano” pertenece al lado más mental y reflexivo de “SimpleMente”.
Unirnos puede ser tan humano como deshumanizante.

[EN] “Divine Human” belongs to the mental and thoughtful side of “SimpleMente”
Approaching to others can be as human as dehumanizing.

“Divine human”

VERSE 1
The forsaken dream won’t let you fall asleep.
Sinking in its tiring, I find it alone.
I’ve been waiting too much to hear your voice again.
Life is dropping off and I can’t avoid it.
I can’t avoid it.

CHORUS
From divine to human, from human to object
If I finally find you, it won’t be on right time.
If it’s too far, I will run.
If it’s too late for us, it could happen or not.

VERSE 2
A sea full of emotions fighting to be free.
when I get closer, it gets harder.
Deleting, denying, the end is well known:
My soul or my conscience. Something must be mauled.
Something must be mauled…

BRIDGE
Hit me right now. With your burning touch break the ice between us
Or look at me. Rest in my arms as long as you need it
Open up wide your heart. Please wake up!
Don’t you know? Here I am. Do something!

CODA
From divine to human, from human to object.
If I finally find you, it won’t be on right time.
From divine to human, from human to object.
If I finally find you, it won’t be on right time.
If it’s to far, I will run.
If your love is complete for me. Maybe.
If it hurts less, that’s right
If it’s too late for us, it could happen or not.

divino humano artwork isra

Tell me (lyrics) / Dime (traducción)

Tell me

Tell me how to act when there’s nobody here.
What I have to show without your eyes on me?
Tell me what to do with lots of hugs to give
when you stay miles and miles away from here?

What will happen with confessions that just are
bridges that erase spaces between us?
If I have the winters but I miss your voice
there’s a piece of me you’ve taken and I lost

Tell me: When you will be back. Are we going to restart?
Tell me: When you will accept, when I will accept what it was?
Hear the beating of my heart overflowing this city now
Tell me you will not regret what we let passed by, and you are right

What will happen with the moments we don’t share?
Should I save my words for our next time?
What if our story simply didn’t end?
You gave up when it started the best part

I can live without you, but it isn’t true

What will happen with the unsaid words we have?
Heaven only knows if they went far enough…

Insomnio: Poema / Insomnia: Poem

[ES] Normalmente compongo canciones partiendo de una melodía pegajosa. Éste no fue el caso: Insomnio es un poema que habla de la relación con un otro que no está, pero que aún es en nosotros.
Escribí este poema mientras dos de mis mejores amigxs estaban perdiendo a alguien importante en su vida y yo estaba lejos.
De vacaciones en la costa y con el mar de fondo, me detuve en las noches eternas de desvelo inseperadas, sabiendo que luego del final todos somos parte de lo mismo y mientras tanto solo saboreamos reminiscencias y esperanzas tan volubles como nuestra humanidad.
Escribí este poema para decir “Estoy contigo. No tienes mi cuerpo, pero tienes mi corazón”
y decirme: “Mis amantes están conmigo. Tal vez perdí sus cuerpos, pero tengo sus corazones”.

[EN] I usually compose songs starting with a sticky melody. This was not the case: Insomnia is a poem which talks about a relationship with other who is not here, but still is in us.
I wrote this poem while two of my closest friends were losing someone important in their life, and I was too far to be with them.
On holidays by the sea, I paused for a moment thinking about the endless and sleepless nights unexpected, having for sure after their end we are all part of the same and while we are living, we only savour reminiscences and hopes as fragile as our humanity.
I wrote this poem to say “I’m with you. You don’t have my body, but you have my heart” and to tell myself “My lovers are with me. Maybe I’ve missed their bodies but I have their hearts”.

“Insomnia”

INTRO
Full of dreams,
opened eyes.
Nights of… Insomia.

VERSE 1
I can hear you beside me.
Can somebody realize that as I?
I will give you this moment
without thinking if you’re miles away

BRIDGE
The many sleepless nights
have come to end tonight
Heaven knows the reason why

CHORUS
If I overcome fragility inside
Will you be by my side till the end of time?

VERSE 2
Take this commemoration
although you left your body behind.
While I’m savoring moments,
you’re alive when I hold on the past.

Salud vocal / tips for health

[ES] Trabajé en atención telefónica al cliente por más de un año. Mi rutina comenzaba 8AM atendiendo llamadas telefónicas sin parar. Fin de semana formando un coro, ensayando horas a la par de diferentes voces, músicos y otras tantas cantando; más otras tantas situaciones habituales y eventos sociales. Gracias a Dios ésta historia tiene final feliz: Me encuentro en perfecto estado para comenzar una carrera de canto lírico. Todos queremos ser escuchados y no hay problema con eso… el problema es CÓMO lo hacemos. ¿Las claves?

1 CONSULTA Recuerda: Mejor prevenir, que curar (¡No existe el transplante de laringe!). Así como existen carreras y cursos de capacitación específicos, son muy recomendadas las visitas al fonoaudiólogo / logopeda y otorrinolaringólogo para detectar cualquier inconveniente. Cualquier alteración vocal que dure más de 15 días es señal de alerta. Reduce su uso en periodos de enfermedad.

2 SENTIDO COMÚN Seguro conoces gente que con muchos vicios se comunica exitosamente; pero deja las excepciones para casos excepcionales: Evita cualquier factor que altere tu funcionamiento vocal (dormir menos de 6 horas, consumir sustancias nocivas) y no grites ¡Escucha tu cuerpo! Usa el espacio y acércate al otro. Economiza el uso de la voz en medio del ruido y no hables contrario a la dirección del viento. Evita ropa ajustada y cuídate de cambios bruscos de temperatura.

3 HIDRATACIÓN Es recomendable en EXTREMO el hábito de portar una botella con agua a temperatura ambiente. ¿Cuánto? Entre 1,5 y 2 litros por día. No es necesario beber cantidades extremas, pero sí hacerlo frecuentemente a fin de mantener las cuerdas vocales hidratadas. No abuses de tu voz si bebiste alcohol o cafeína.

4 TÉCNICA No puedes pasar un auto de 0 a 100km/h en segundos sin antes calentar el motor. Lo mismo nos sucede: Nuestro instrumento requiere tiempo y espacio para llegar a su máximo desempeño. Mantén una postura cómoda,  libérate de tensiones (sobretodo en la cara, la zona de cuello y hombros) y favorece la respiración en la zona inferior de los pulmones (parte baja del abdomen y las costillas flotantes que los rodean). Comienza a volumen bajo, con la voz limpia (evitando mucosidad o restos de comida) y bien articulada (que suene clara tanto si hablas o cantas).

¡Espero te sirvan éstos consejos! Anímate a incorporarlos y compartirlos.


*Fuentes, consejos y ejercicios / Sources, tips and exercises [ES] http://vozsana.com/?cat=2
[Português] http://www.sbfa.org.br/campanhadavoz/dicasparavoceseramigodavoz.pdf
[EN] http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/Keeping-Your-Voice-Healthy.cfm

[EN] I worked in customer call for more than a year. My routine started making phone calls nonstop at 8AM. At weekend I formed a choir, rehearsing for hours with different voices, musicians and many others hours singing, plus many other common situations and social events, etc. Thankfully this story has a happy ending: I’m in perfect condition to begin a career in opera singing. We all want to be heard and that’s not a problem… the problem is HOW we do it.

1 CONSULTATION Remember: Better safe than sorry (There isn’t larynx transplant!). Visits to audiologist / speech therapist and audiologist are highly recommended for any inconvenience. Any vocal disturbance that lasts more than 15 days is dangerous. Reduce voice use in periods of illness.

2 COMMON SENSE sure you know people that successfully communicates although many vices, but you leave the exceptions for exceptional cases: Avoid anything that alters your vocal performance (less than 6 hours sleep, consuming harmful substances) and don’t yell ¡Hear your body! Use the space and approach others. Economize the use of the voice in the middle of noise and don’t speak against the wind direction. Avoid tight clothing and take care of sudden temperature changes.

3 HYDRATION It is recommended the habit of carrying a water bottle at room temperature. How much? Between 1.5 and 2 liters per day. You don’t need to drink extreme amounts but do that frequently, in order to maintain the vocal cords hydrated. Don’t abuse your voice if you drink alcohol or caffeine.

4 TECHNIQUE You can’t speed up a car from 0 to 100km/h in seconds without heating the engine. The same thing happens to us: Our instrument requires time and space to reach their peak performance. Keep good posture, be free of tension (especially in the face, neck and shoulder area) and promotes breathing at the bottom of the lungs (lower abdomen and ribs floating around them). Start at low volume with clean speech (avoiding mucus or food scraps) and well articulated (make sure you sound clear whether you talk or sing).

I hope these tips serve you! I dare you to incorporate and share them