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Manu Chao — Desaparecido
Album: Clandestino
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Released: 1998
Length: 3:42
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Me llaman el desaparecido
Que cuando llega ya se ha ido
Volando vengo, volando voy
Deprisa deprisa a rumbo perdido

Cuando me buscan nunca estoy
Cuando me encuentran yo no soy
El que está enfrente porque ya
Me fui corriendo más allá

Me dicen el desaparecido
Fantasma que nunca está
Me dicen el desagradecido
Pero ésa no es la verdad
Yo llevo en el cuerpo un dolor
Que no me deja respirar
Llevo en el cuerpo una condena
Que siempre me echa a caminar

Me dicen el desaparecido
Que cuando llega ya se ha ido
Volando vengo, volando voy
Deprisa deprisa a rumbo perdido

Me dicen el desaparecido
Fantasma que nunca está
Me dicen el desagradecido
Pero ésa no es la verdad
Yo llevo en el cuerpo un motor
Que nunca deja de rolar
Yo llevo en el alma un camino
Destinado a nunca llegar

Cuando me buscan nunca estoy
Cuando me encuentran yo no soy
El que está enfrente porque ya
Me fui corriendo más allá

Me dicen el desaparecido
Cuando llega ya se ha ido
Volando vengo, volando voy
Deprisa deprisa a rumbo perdido

Perdido en el siglo... siglo XX... rumbo al XXI
(Cuándo llegaré...)
''Song continues''
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Not one of his best tunes ... {#Devil_pimp}
Nu2Me music...
Why I love RP and avoid the others. Altho, it's expensive buying all these CDs... still, where there is one gold nugget there are probably more... Thanks...

oh my lord! my heart skipped a beat when i heard this begin
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Manu Chao is great! he is very popular here in spain. Thanks!

Just wanted to say thanks to calypsus_1 for the contributions, I love checking the discussions to see if there's a picture of a live show or maybe a youtube link to something relevant.


ManuChao_00 by ~lorepoo
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About the concert: Both of them (Manu Chao and Radiohead) were amazing. Manu Chao is just all around awesome, and Radiohead has the coolest light show I have ever seen in my life. I bet people had seizures.
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Manu Chao - "Desaparecido" & "Rumba De Barcelona", Live Baionarena (2008): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-wWoofPkEc

"At the "guitar" to the fantastic Madjid Fahem. Extract from the live concert in Bayonne in 2008 (broadcast on arte 9, 2009, 14: d:). The whole concert there's a double CD with DVD "Baionarena"  "



bachbeet wrote:
Not crazy about this. His voice lacks any depth.
The comfortable, curious vocal tone is precisely what attracts me to this song. Much like a rhythm instrument with a message. Voices with technical ability and depth? Any high school, church or subway should yield plenty of those.

menudo coñazo de canción. Este es un parisino farsante
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...................?

Manu Chao "Desaparecido" Live Buenos Aires (2005):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5Lx8vx7PJY

"Manu's great song and best solo ever by Madjid, funny situation with his guitar in the end of the song."

"pure adrenalin"


Not crazy about this.  His voice lacks any depth.
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Where else but RP would you hear this?
 
+1
Where else but RP would you hear this?
Esta canción me tiene harto!!!!!... boring song. Where i live (mancora, peru) they play it all day over and over like 4 years ago... This is a song to listen like 7 times, then your mind explote...
 
mati

Galaxian sound?
 aj76 wrote:

It's Manu Chao from the band Mano Negra (and not manu negra)
one of the best rock band from France !
enjoy it !! (Manu Chao change a little bit his style when he starts his solo career )

ps : mon anglais est pas top top si des français trouvent que ca ne veut rien dire, traduisez ! merci !!

 

 

Thx for this, but it was just my misspelling.

I don't even know an artist named 'manu negra'. ;)




 aj76 wrote:

It's Manu Chao from the band Mano Negra (and not manu negra)
one of the best rock band from France !
enjoy it !! (Manu Chao change a little bit his style when he starts his solo career )

ps : mon anglais est pas top top si des français trouvent que ca ne veut rien dire, traduisez ! merci !!

  Pas necessaire de traduire. C'est bien dit. On comprends.

 trekhead wrote:




Exactly
 prickelpit96 wrote:
Manu Negra....one of the most creative musicians in the world (IMHO). Anyone here who knows his semi-Cuban project 'P18' ?
 
It's Manu Chao from the band Mano Negra (and not manu negra)
one of the best rock band from France !
enjoy it !! (Manu Chao change a little bit his style when he starts his solo career )

ps : mon anglais est pas top top si des français trouvent que ca ne veut rien dire, traduisez ! merci !!

Calexico performs a snippet of this song in one of the tracks from the China Theater concert.  I just can't recall which one.
Not. My. Cuppa.  Blah.
Donde esta mi mute button?!


Dante_Angelo wrote:
somebody pointed out to me that Manu was actually talking the case of an illegal immigrant to Spain.
If I recall right, Clandestino is a derogatory term for immigrant. Could be an album theme?
:no: :no: :no:
he talks of illegal immigrants, I guess everywhere... here you have the translation, a collaborative effort from some of us... Me llaman el desaparecido Que cuando llega ya se ha ido Volando vengo, volando voy Deprisa, deprisa a rumbo perdido They call me the (guy who is) disappeared that when he comes, has already gone I come flying, flying I go Quickly, quickly, on a lost course Cuando me buscan nunca estoy Cuando me encuentran yo no soy El que está enfrente porque ya me fui corriendo más allá When they're looking for me, I'm never there When they find me, it's not me who is in front of them, because I've already gone off, running farther away Me dicen el desaparecido Fantasma que nunca está Me dicen el desagradecido Pero esa no es la verdad They call me the disappeared a ghost who is never there They call me the (guy who is) ungrateful But that is not true Yo llevo en el cuerpo un dolor Que no me deja respirar Llevo en el cuerpo una condena Que siempre me echa a caminar I carry in my body a pain which does not let me breathe I carry in my body a sentence (condemnation) which always forces me to walk Me llaman el desaparecido Que cuando llega ya se ha ido Volando vengo, volando voy Deprisa, deprisa a rumbo perdido They call me the disappeared that when he comes, has already gone I come flying, flying I go Quickly, quickly, on a lost course Yo llevo en el cuerpo un motor Que nunca deja de rolar Yo llevo en el alma un camino Destinado a nunca llegar I carry in my body an engine which never stops running I carry in my soul a road destined to never arrive Me llaman el desaparecido Cuando llega ya se ha ido Volando vengo, volando voy Deprisa, deprisa a rumbo perdido Perdido en el siglo... siglo XX... rumbo al XXI They call me the disappeared that when he comes, has already gone I come flying, flying I go Quickly, quickly, on a lost course Lost in the Century... the XX Century... heading to the XXI one
Gribnif wrote:
It's interesting that he chose the name Desaparecido, since this is a term that is often used in Latin-American countries to describe people who are unlawfully "disappeared" by their government to keep them quiet. Instead, the lyrics imply that the subject of the song is voluntarily disappearing.
Yes, that is right. I have actually commented previously that the song was referred to the 'dissapeared' (especially Argentina and other South American countries) but somebody pointed out to me that Manu was actually talking the case of an illegal immigrant to Spain. I think that his remark makes perfect sense. Now, you are right and your comment about voluntarily of forcefully dissapearing is quite insightful. I guess you can say that there more than simply dictatorial governments acting now and producing new dissapeared people... I don't know, just musing...
Gribnif wrote:
It's interesting that he chose the name Desaparecido, since this is a term that is often used in Latin-American countries to describe people who are unlawfully "disappeared" by their government to keep them quiet. Instead, the lyrics imply that the subject of the song is voluntarily disappearing.
He wishes to exist no more?
It's interesting that he chose the name Desaparecido, since this is a term that is often used in Latin-American countries to describe people who are unlawfully "disappeared" by their government to keep them quiet. Instead, the lyrics imply that the subject of the song is voluntarily disappearing.
B/g sound makes me want to play Centipede and zap a bunch of earwigs and spiders.
Te Amo
Not good.
Awesome! I love this song.
:bananajam:
miahfost wrote:
DIE DIE DIE!
You definetely should take care about the kind and number of pills you swallow. Why not hit mute in case of music you don't like? :fight: To me i.e. this is nothing less than a 10.
Marr wrote:
This is how Babel Fish translates the first fiew lines of this song. So very confusing.... "They call the disappear to me When arrives already It has been flown I come, flying I go Quickly quickly to lost course When they never look for to me I am When they find I me I am not The one that is opposite because I was already running myself further on"
Me llaman el desaparecido they call me the (guy who) disappeared Que cuando llega ya se ha ido that when he arrives has already gone Volando vengo, volando voy I come flying, and flying I go Deprisa deprisa a rumbo perdido quickly, quickly on a lost route Cuando me buscan nunca estoy when they';re looking for me, I'm never there Cuando me encuentran yo no soy when they find me it's not me El que est enfrente porque ya that's there, because I've already Me fui corriendo mas alla gone off, running farther awayl
pablo_valenta wrote:
saw him live a couple ot times here in Argentina...he's very carismatic onstage, his shows are unforgetable
I saw him this summer in Toronto. Awesome high energy show.
DIE DIE DIE!
Great song. I'd love to hear some stuff off his new album if possible!
I love this song, and I don\'t know how to express it! el siglo veinte...
gone, gone, always gone Its good to hear a different take on it :cool:
Like it? Try "Los Fabuloso Cadillacs" & Kevin Johannsen... eeeexcelent!
Manu Negra....one of the most creative musicians in the world (IMHO). :dancingbanana: :clap: Anyone here who knows his semi-Cuban project 'P18' ?
blades wrote:
:sunny: Love this album
Ditto! Absolutely fantastic!
Sampling arcade games == quite likeable.
I don't know why, but I like this song! It makes me happy and thinking about holidays with my girlfriend.
Danny_G wrote:
Online/computer translators sucks! Use the Force, Luck :music:
True, but sometimes its more enjoyable than the real translation.
Marr wrote:
This is how Babel Fish translates the first fiew lines of this song. So very confusing.... "They call the disappear to me When arrives already It has been flown I come, flying I go Quickly quickly to lost course When they never look for to me I am When they find I me I am not The one that is opposite because I was already running myself further on"
Online/computer translators sucks! Use the Force, Luck :music:
This is how Babel Fish translates the first fiew lines of this song. So very confusing.... "They call the disappear to me When arrives already It has been flown I come, flying I go Quickly quickly to lost course When they never look for to me I am When they find I me I am not The one that is opposite because I was already running myself further on"
LennytheB wrote:
Annoying voice.
It's an amazing voice, specially if you know what his saying!
yes, I will have the Guadalahjara, water, and that comes with onions right? no onions please. Also, can you bring us a little bowl of the cheese dip? Queso? Yes, Queso please. Thank you.
:sunny: Love this album
did he just say he has an El Camino....ELLLLLLLCAMIIIIINO!!
saw him live a couple ot times here in Argentina...he's very carismatic onstage, his shows are unforgetable
Geecheeboy wrote:
LennytheB wrote: Annoying voice. Agreed!! Whiney. At least he's not crying like that guy on The Cure.
but...but...but......Oh hell. Just listen to the words. This is a wonderful song.
Manu Chao - citizen of the world
LennytheB wrote:
Annoying voice.
NewHorizons wrote:
Yep.
Agreed!! Whiney. At least he's not crying like that guy on The Cure. Edit: Reading down, maybe I should repent. Looks like he has something to whine about.
nah.... :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:
Really got this girl dancin'. Thanks Bill and Manu! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: PS-I did think for a second though that the kids outside were lighting fireworks with the weird bomb-dropping sounds in the back...still dancin' though...
LennytheB wrote:
Annoying voice.
Yep.
shakylegs wrote:
I concur. Now get me my sangria!
You're kidding, right?... :no:
lester wrote:
Haven't yet heard anything by this guy that I didn't like. And that's including the silly-sounding ditties. More Manu Chao!
I concur. Now get me my sangria!
:bounce: :roflol:
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Manu Chao: virtuoso at the simulated bomb-dropping sound effect, amongst other things.
The 'boom' sound is missing, though :wink:
Annoying voice.
Manu Chao: virtuoso at the simulated bomb-dropping sound effect, amongst other things.
:sunny:
Dante_Angelo wrote:
It is actually about the people who dissappear during the dictatorships in some of the Latin American countries, it is really serious and now, again, more at stake than ever i would say.
This song generally speaks about having to leave your homeland to go work on a strage country. And he shows the case of this guy who had to leave Africa to go to work in Spain ilegally, and how he must change his identity and manages to disappear from immigration law enforcement, thus, "desaparecido".
Haven't yet heard anything by this guy that I didn't like. And that's including the silly-sounding ditties. More Manu Chao!
ce wrote:
My Spanish is still a bit rusty, but I'll soon be in Spain for two weeks, to practice. :sunny: :nyah: :sunny:
It is actually about the people who dissappear during the dictatorships in some of the Latin American countries, it is really serious and now, again, more at stake than ever i would say.
It would be interesting to follow this one up with Little Steven's "Desaparecido," which is about the victims of the Argentine secret police during the junta years (and a kickin' piece of music in its own right).
Platypus wrote:
how can something that's already so fraggin annoying just continue to get more and more annoying with each listen? urrrgh.
Why don't you just listen to classic rock instead?
Platypus wrote:
how can something that's already so fraggin annoying just continue to get more and more annoying with each listen? urrrgh.
You really need to listen to the whole album. It has a continuity that you just can't get if you listen to only one song.
Platypus wrote:
how can something that's already so fraggin annoying just continue to get more and more annoying with each listen? urrrgh.
it just needs more cowbell.
how can something that's already so fraggin annoying just continue to get more and more annoying with each listen? urrrgh.
that was nice - mmm hmm
:sunny.gif:
Que fun.
no......
The bomb noise.
Shesdifferent wrote:
What are they singing about???
The text is a bit more serious than you'd expect from the music. "Clandestino" means "illegal immigrant". Many Africans attempt to enter Spain/Europe, similar to south/central-americans trying to enter the USA. "desaparecido" means "disappeared". I think it's about an illegal alien, or possibly a "regular" homeless person, constantly hiding and on the run. More or less:
They call me the disappeared when they come I've already left Flying (fleeing?) I come, flying I go hurring, hurrying, on a lost course When they're looking for me I'm never there When they find me I don't exist (?) (...) I have in my body a pain which does not let me breathe I have in my body a curse which always forces(?) me to walk (...) I have in my body an engine which never stops running I have in my soul a road leading to nowhere (destined to never arrive?) etc.
My Spanish is still a bit rusty, but I'll soon be in Spain for two weeks, to practice. :sunny: :nyah: :sunny:
What are they singing about??? One thing about RP, they c :cowboy: ertainly play a diverse variety of music.....Arriba! :guitarist:
mrselfdestruct wrote:
Nice work. That's totally it.
Actually that noise is found on those 4-button sound effect key chains.
Speedy, I am hooungry....
Sideorder wrote:
No, I've got it!!!! It's Galaga when they're droping torpedoes!!! Galaga was the greatest video game of all time.
Nice work. That's totally it.
Also a classic. I long for the days when you didn't need a degree in rocket science to play video games. Just a quick trigger finger and a pocket full of quarters. Danny_G wrote:
I prefer IKARI
Sideorder wrote:
No, I've got it!!!! It's Galaga when they're droping torpedoes!!!
:nodhead: Sideorder wrote:
Galaga was the greatest video game of all time.
I prefer IKARI
fun little tune!
9-volt wrote:
i'm thinking pac man...?
No, I've got it!!!! It's Galaga when they're droping torpedoes!!! Galaga was the greatest video game of all time.
Yashure wrote:
I'm on a Mexican radio (what does he say?)
Me llaman el desaparecido que cuando llega ya se ha ido volando vengo, volando voy deprisa deprisa a rumbo perdido Cuando me buscan nunca estoy cuando me encuentran yo no soy el que está enfrente porque ya me fui corriendo más allá Me dicen el desaparecido fantasma que nunca está Me dicen el desagradecido pero esa no es la verdad Yo llevo en el cuerpo un dolor que no me deja respirar Llevo en el cuerpo una condena que siempre me echa a caminar Me dicen el desaparecido que cuando llega ya se ha ido Volando vengo, volando voy deprisa deprisa a rumbo perdido Yo llevo en el cuerpo un motor que nunca deja de rolar Yo llevo en el alma un camino destinado a nunca llegar Me llaman el desaparecido cuando llega ya se ha ido Volando vengo, volando voy deprisa deprisa a rumbo perdido Perdido en el siglo... siglo XX... rumbo al XXI
mrselfdestruct wrote:
I recognize that video game sound effect but I can't place it. Anyone know?
i'm thinking pac man...?
mrselfdestruct wrote:
I recognize that video game sound effect but I can't place it. Anyone know?
Pac Man when you die, isn't it?
I recognize that video game sound effect but I can't place it. Anyone know?
:bounce:
I'm on a Mexican radio (what does he say?)
is this dude Rico Suave's cousin or something? (pimp) ah yes, tacos it will be for lunch today... (pimp)
First !! :music: