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Manu Chao — La Vida Tombola
Album: La Radiolina
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Released: 2007
Length: 3:12
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Si yo fuera Maradona viviría como él
Si yo fuera Maradona frente a cualquier portería
Si yo fuera Maradona nunca m'equivocaría
Si yo fuera Maradona perdido en cualquier lugar
La vida es una tómbola... de noche y de día...
La vida es una tómbola y arriba y arriba...
Si yo fuera Maradona viviría con él...
Mil cohetes... mil amigos
Y lo que venga a mil por cien...
Si yo fuera Maradona
Si yo fuera Maradona saldría en mondovision
Para gritarle a la FIFA
¡Que ellos son el gran ladrón!
La vida es una tómbola... de noche y de día...
La vida es una tómbola y arriba y arriba...
Si yo fuera Maradona viviría como él
Porque el mundo es una bola
Que se vive a flor de piel
Si yo fuera Maradona frente a cualquier porquería
Nunca (¿siempre?) me equivocaría...
Si yo fuera Maradona y un partido que ganar
Si yo fuera Maradona perdido en cualquier lugar...
La vida es una tómbola de noche y de día...
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Manu Chao3 by ~Bojanikus
Manu Chao - La Vida Tombola, Live Baionarena (2008):


If I were Maradona 
live like him 
if I was Maradona 
against any goal 

if I was Maradona 
never m'wrong
if I was Maradona 
lost anywhere. 

Life is a tombola* ... 
night and day ... 
Life is a tombola* 
and up and up .... 

If I were Maradona 
live with it 
... thousand rockets ... thousand friends 
and whatever comes to a thousand percent ... 

if I was Maradona 
would in mondovision 
to shout to FIFA 
That they are the big thief! 

Life is a tombola ... 
night and day ... 
Life is a tombola 
and up and up .... 

If I were Maradona 
live like him 
because the world is a ball 
we live to bloom skin 

If I were Maradona 
against any crap 
I was never wrong ... 

If I were Maradona 
and a party that won 
if I was Maradona 
lost anywhere ... 

Life is a tombola 
night and day ... 
Life is a tombola 

and up and up ...

* wheel of the luck

in album "La Radiolina" (2007)



Manu Chao - Interview:

perfect for what I needed at that very moment - thanks.
I don't know if this artist is Spain-ish... but in Spain, someone who is WASTED all of the time can be called a "Golfo"... in case anyone was wondering about the shirt he's wearing... that's my guess.
The music versus the jacket photo is chuckle-quality.
It's like this is in some other language or something...
This guy is a great musician, however, he had better times with Mano Negra and he has other solo albums (Desaparecido could be one) that are much better that this one.
Lately his songs sound exactly the same and his running out of ideas, taking phrases from old popular songs in spanis in all songs.
I also have completely different political views.  But again, he is a great musician.

 andiman wrote:
Watch his show live! Great songs, great party!!
 
I agree - saw him this fall at Austin City Limits Music Festival - he blew the crowd away and probably 50% of them did not even know who he was - terrific show
{#Cowboy}

Every single song of his is a rip off of an earlier song of his. This man lacks originality big-time. Boring... leave this to corporate radio please!!!
nate917 wrote:
The mariachis would serenade
And they would not shut up til they were paid
We ate, we drank, and we were merry
And we got typhoid and dysentery.

— Tom Lehrer
Watch out for the Angry Pot Roast!!!


Watch his show live! Great songs, great party!!
I'm not sure what there is to NOT like. But a previous comment was quite correct... this is not his best album.
I love Manu Chao.  I'm getting the impression though that either you like him or you don't.  {#Dance}
Granted — not even CLOSE to the likes of Buena Vista Social Club, but I like this style of culture.  

surprised it's only 5.8....
{#Sorry} Esta cancion cansa...
This is not his best work.  He does really good inspirational catchy tunes too.  I recommend Desaparecido.

He was one of the headliners at the first night of the Austin City Limits festival last night.  After hearing him here I went to check him out.

I generally don't give low ranks to songs because it seems kind of petty, but I had to rank this a 3.  The description of a 3 is "Ho Hum" and that about sums it up.  The performance didn't offend me, but after about 30 minutes I grew very tired and bored.
So he always sounds kind of the same,   but still a good listen.
The mariachis would serenade
And they would not shut up til they were paid
We ate, we drank, and we were merry
And we got typhoid and dysentery.

                    — Tom Lehrer
a2 wrote:



This cheese is beginning to smell, it got old in a hurry.  Could we toss it and try something else?
 stewliscious wrote:
Music con queso.
 
Bruce Mahler did this greasy Mexican DJ thing on Fridays (for the uninitiated, or anybody under about 40, an SNL knockoff that ABC had in the early 80s that, before the cocaine screwed everything up, was the most "out there" thing on TV).

(To the sound of a mariachi band in the background): "Ah, la musica, la musica ... de los Talking Heads."

Una joka con queso (My Mexican isn't very good.)


 stewliscious wrote:
Music con queso.
 
HAH!!

This is pure fun!

Music con queso.
 ce wrote:
Hannio wrote:


And yet over 10,000 people died in France during a heat wave a while back. I find that amazing. You expect things like that to happen in a 3rd world country, but not France.



Yeah, it's the same surprise as with the quick and proper response to Hurricane Katrina.


 

Ummm.....I can't quite put my finger on it....it's right there on the tip of my tongue........something about glass houses......and marshmallows, no...rocks, yea stones!! That's it!  Something about glass houses and stones!!
Hannio wrote:


And yet over 10,000 people died in France during a heat wave a while back. I find that amazing. You expect things like that to happen in a 3rd world country, but not France.


Yeah, it's the same surprise as with the quick and proper response to Hurricane Katrina.



If I was Maradona, I would be in reharb.
A nice tribute to Diego Maradona, possibly the greatest footballer ever, certainly the footballer who fell the greatest distance under the severe pressure of worldwide fame and notoriety.
Hannio wrote:
And yet over 10,000 people died in France during a heat wave a while back. I find that amazing. You expect things like that to happen in a 3rd world country, but not France.
Great zinger!! To further elucidate (click here) "Some critics blamed families for leaving elderly relatives at home while they took vacations."
man this sucks..........now go home
...my man..u :bananajam:
Caipirinha wrote:
Yes, what country are you talking about? The guy is from France, and last time I checked, it was not a 3rd world country.
And yet over 10,000 people died in France during a heat wave a while back. I find that amazing. You expect things like that to happen in a 3rd world country, but not France.
...i'm a nice little string instrument floating in the sea, apparently...
kalkin84 wrote:
arrogance perhaps, but justified, no ignorance. Ever been there? Place is aweful. 3rd world. Wake up. And you have no idea who i am or where i'm from. Your assumptions are wrong, so you should stop making them. I'd venture that i've seen more of this world and lived (ie for longer than 6 months) in more varied locales than 90% of RP's listeners, but that is a guess :p.
We as listeners and comment posters only know what we see in your little description of yourself. What Sol planet 3 means is obvious, where the hell it is on this planet of ours is pretty vague. So if you are going to take offense of every little thing some one says of your posts do the following. Be more specific about who you are so we have better ammunition to flame you. My user name is horstman. So that means that I'm a man, my name is Horst and I live in Syracuse NY. Shit, you could probably find me in the phone book and toilet paper my house if you desired or if I offended you too much. Are we clear on this?
I bet he could keep tots in those pants. :ask:
I like Manu Chao a lot. . .but I wish his songs were more varied. This sounds a heck of a lot like Desaparecido, which sounds a heck of a lot like Me Llaman Calle. All good songs, yeah, but all so so similar.
spaceman wrote:
I see it hasn't improved you in any way.
kalkin84 wrote: arrogance perhaps, but justified, no ignorance. Ever been there? Place is aweful. 3rd world. Wake up. you stink man, really do. small criteria. would be surprise you had the brain of a cucaracha
kalkin84 wrote:
arrogance perhaps, but justified, no ignorance. Ever been there? Place is aweful. 3rd world. Wake up.
Which "aweful" country are you talking about anyway? Spain? France? Argentine (since the song is about Maradona)? Or just generally all Spanish speaking countries? I sure hope you don't win that trip to Costa Rica... guess you wouldn't like that "garbage country" either. kalkin84 wrote:
I'd venture that i've seen more of this world and lived (ie for longer than 6 months) in more varied locales than 90% of RP's listeners, but that is a guess :p.
I see it hasn't improved you in any way.
The_Enemy wrote:
Enlighten us. What country are you talking about?
Yes, what country are you talking about? The guy is from France, and last time I checked, it was not a 3rd world country.
marcucho wrote:
stupid redneck Garbage music from a garbage country. 1
What country do you suppose? Manu Chao is from France, Spain, Latin America... So I think that any of these are garbage. If you don't like the music doesn't mean anything about the country.
kalkin84 wrote:
arrogance perhaps, but justified, no ignorance. Ever been there? Place is aweful. 3rd world. Wake up.
Enlighten us. What country are you talking about?
Man this is just irritating stuff. Sick and Tired of hearing it here.
prickelpit96 wrote:
Wow... ignorance and arrogance united in one comment. Chapeau!
arrogance perhaps, but justified, no ignorance. Ever been there? Place is aweful. 3rd world. Wake up. And you have no idea who i am or where i'm from. Your assumptions are wrong, so you should stop making them. I'd venture that i've seen more of this world and lived (ie for longer than 6 months) in more varied locales than 90% of RP's listeners, but that is a guess :p.
stupid redneck Garbage music from a garbage country. 1
rgr0707 wrote:
One of the stupidest lyrics I have ever heard...
didn't you hear "me gustas tu"? :D
prickelpit96 wrote:
Wow... ignorance and arrogance united in one comment. Chapeau!
indeed, :sick:
prickelpit96 wrote:
Wow... ignorance and arrogance united in one comment. Chapeau!
Agreed...jeez Kalkin84 go buy yourself a little perspective
kalkin84 wrote:
Garbage music from a garbage country. 1
Wow... ignorance and arrogance united in one comment. Chapeau!
Garbage music from a garbage country. 1
Guano en Majorca?? :eyes:
miahfost wrote:
I hate this with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.
Tell us how you really feel :fire:
More chips and salsa, please!
strangeintp wrote:
soccer player or not... I've always liked the instrumental accompaniment from this "group". They have a distinctive sound, I recognized it immediately even though I've never heard this particular song.
I think you misunderstood the soccer reference... Manu Chao was never a soccer player, he was only responsible for the soundtrack to some movie about Maradona. As for the disctinctive, immediately recognizable sound, that's definitely true, and IMO a mixed blessing. I like the sound, but it does get old, and he doesn't offer a lot of variation. Even the artists that he produces sound like him (see Amaou & Mariam).
I hate this with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.
alph wrote:
The more i hear, the more annoyed i become. Why is this?
I agree.... All his songs on this album sound the same.
These guys have grown on me.
Manu Chao is always good to hear. Love to have his music in my car and to crank it up. :music:
"Life's a tombola"...ain't that the truth!
soccer player or not... I've always liked the instrumental accompaniment from this "group". They have a distinctive sound, I recognized it immediately even though I've never heard this particular song.
25demayo wrote:
He may have been a great soccer player but not someone to look up to. What a disaster.
So many athletes(PEOPLE) fail, they're only human. Everyone has their vices...it just difficult to hide when you're in the public eye. :wink:
What would the world be without Manu Chao...I LOVE THIS...!!!! Thx, thx, thx RP. :dance:
hajen wrote:
The more Manu Chao I hear, the more I like it... :music:
The more i hear, the more annoyed i become. Why is this?
It takes all types... Me! I luv it. Not as good as prev albums tho.
a2 wrote:
He may have been a great soccer player but not someone to look up to. What a disaster.
The more Manu Chao I hear, the more I like it... :music:
Just got the CD and was very, very disapointed. Lack of imagination as the songs all sound the same whether in english, french or spanish.
One of the stupidest lyrics I have ever heard...
Man, not cool. :beat: :frustrated: :crashcomp: :puke:
La vida es una tómbola tom tom tómbola La vida es una tómbola tom tom tómbola de luz y de color de luz y de color Y todos en la tómbola tom tom tómbola y todos en la tómbola tom tom tómbola Encuentran un amor ¡Tómbola! En la tómbola del mundo, yo he tenido mucha suerte. Por que todo mi cariño, a tu número jugué. Yo soñaba con tu nombre, esperaba conocerte. Y la tómbola del mundo, me premió con tu querer. Por que la vida es una tómbola tom tom tómbola La vida es una tómbola tom tom tómbola. De luz y de color, de luz y de color. Y el ritmo de la tómbola tom tom tómbola, y el ritmo de la tómbola tom tom tómbola. Me lleva con tu amor, me lleva con tu amor. ¡Tómbola! (oooh) (tom tom tómbola) (tom tom tómbola) ¡Tómbola! En la tómbola del mundo, yo he tenido mucha suerte. Por que todo mi cariño, a tu numero jugué. Yo soñaba con tu nombre, esperaba conocerte. Y la tómbola del mundo, me premió con tu querer. Porque la vida es una tómbola tom tom tómbola, la vida es una tómbola tom tom tómbola. De luz y de color, de luz y de color. Y el ritmo de la tombola tom tom tómbola, y el ritmo de la tómbola tom tom tómbola. Me lleva con tu amor, me lleva con tu amor. Tómbola, tómbola, tómbola... Tombola, tómbola, tómbola... Cantando, cantando, cantando... Mi corazón. ¡Tómbola! (De la película Tómbola, con Marisol (Josefa Flores González), 1962 (click here))
cafortier wrote:
Please - STOP PLAYING THIS!!!!!! It is making me ill.....physically. :puke:
i agree whole heartedly.
Please - STOP PLAYING THIS!!!!!! It is making me ill.....physically. :puke:
this is sigman
kindermanltd wrote:
What are they saying?
I think something like "they came from where the green grows"
What are they saying? I don't get it...
Poco nice, but just un poco.
La vida es una tómbola, y arriba y arriba :music:
Yeah...
me gusta mucho, pero esta como otra musica...no escuscho nada original