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from Una y Otra Vez by Sergent Garcia

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    Sergent Garcia, a heavyweight in the European mestizo music scene, returns with his first full- length album in five years with the groundbreaking Una y Otra Vez (Time and Time Again). A pioneer in blending the fiery Caribbean sounds of salsa, reggae, ska and dancehall with a punk attitude and continental style, Sergent Garcia's latest musical adventure finds him traveling to Colombia to dive into what is currently the epicenter of some of the world's hottest sounds. Una y Otra Vez marks this former rocker's return to his independent roots with a renewed creative energy.

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A cumbia from the Pacific coast of Colombia, with Afro-Colombian percussion blended with accordion and clarinet. Its starts with a traditional style then changes to ska. It talks about mysticism and prayers inspired by Native American and Afro-Caribbean cultures.
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Una canción de cumbia colombiana del pacífico, con las percusiones de costa pacífica negra de Colombia, mezclada con el acordeón y el clarinete. Es una canción de estilo tradicional con un final en clave de ska. Trata del misticismo, rezos inspirados en las culturas nativas americanas y afro-caribeñas.
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Une chanson de cumbia colombienne du pacifique, avec les percussions de la côte du pacifique colombienne, mixée avec un accordéon et une clarinette. De style traditionnel avec une fin style ska, qui parle du mysticisme, des prières inspirées des cultures natives américaines et afro-caribéennes.
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lyrics

Con un vasito de agua y la vela vamos a resolver
Con un vasito de agua y la vela vamos a resolver
Yo se lo digo comadre que pronto va a llover
Yo se lo digo comadre que pronto va a llover

Mi padrino siempre dice, ponle roncito a tu santo
Mi padrino siempre dice, ponle roncito a tu santo
Agua fresca pa’ tus muertos, cantales bonito con luz y con fe
Agua fresca pa’ tus muertos, cantales bonito con luz y con fe

Si no sabes a donde ir, si no sabes que camino elegir
Si no te llega nada a casa y te da vueltas la cabeza
Prende una vela compadre que vamos a resolver
Pon la ayudita de dios compadre, sí, vamos a resolver

Mi padrino siempre dice, no hay mal que por bien no venga
Mi padrino siempre dice, no hay mal que por bien no venga
No le culpes a la vida el sol llega después de la lluvia
No le culpes a la vida el sol llega después de la lluvia

No hay penas que no se alejen, no hay dolores que duren y duren
No hay heridas que no curen, no hay camino que al cielo no lleve
Límpiate con fruta fresca, con nopal y con flores blancas
Prende una vela y canta con fe y veras como cambia tu suerte

Si va a llover que llueva…

Dice mi tío que le pide a su santo
Pa’ que le ayude a resolver un asunto
Le brinda flores, tabaco, lo que puede
Pero no le canta y por eso no resuelve

Cántale a tu santo, cántale a tus muertos
Prende una vela, de agua un vasito
No hay mas na’, tu sabes que la lluvia
Limpia el mundo de la noche a la mañana
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Translation:
With a glass of water and a candle we will settle it
With a glass of water and a candle we will settle it
I tell you my friend that soon it will rain
I tell you my friend that soon it will rain

My father always tells me, put a little rum on your Saint
My father always tells me, put a little rum on your Saint
Fresh water for your deceased, sing beautifully to them with light and faith
Fresh water for your deceased, sing beautifully to them with light and faith

If you don’t know where to go, if you don’t know which path to choose
If nothing comes to you at home and your head is spinning
Take a candle my friend, that will settle it
Get the help of the Lord, my friend, yes, that will settle it

My godfather always tells me, every cloud has a silver living
My godfather always tells me, every cloud has a silver living
Don’t blame him, in life the sun always comes after the rain
Don’t blame him, in life the sun always comes after the rain

There are no problems that are not relieved, no pains that last and last
No wounds that do not heal, there is no path that does not lead to heaven
Wash yourself with fresh fruit, with cactus leaf and white flowers
Light a candle and sing with faith and you’ll see how your luck will change

If it is going to rain, let it rain…

My uncle says he asks his Saint
To help him resolve something
He brings it flowers, tobacco, what he can
But he doesn’t sing to it, which is why it isn’t solved

Sing to your Saint, sing to your deceased
Light a candle, a little glass of water
No more than that, you know that the rain
Cleans the world at night and in the morning

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from Una y Otra Vez, released March 22, 2011

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