José Martí

from Green Guava by Holly Holden y Su Banda

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A song for a deep love that went beyond borders. While it's title is the name of great Cuban poet, this is a nod to the way my lover spoke, the lyrics are inspired by the narrative technique of Gabriel García Marquéz in One Hundred Years of Solitude.

lyrics

Jose Martí

Drunk on loving and wine
Say it every time that we’re waiting in line at Jose Martí
‘oh cruel world, why wont you let this man just take my hand and fly away with me?’

I would stay if I could
With my king of the hood
We had it so good in the summertime love
Then winter came
And once again I’m leaving him behind me at the borderline

But my heart se queda contigo
That way I know we will go on and on and on,
and on and on and on
Just like the songs we sing

And primavera llegará
Tu verás mi amor, mi luz, mi sol we’ll fool them all my darling

Tu verás
Tu verás
That I will never forget you,
I’d be lost if I let you, lost if I let you go

Muchos anos después recordaría la mía
Aquella estrella fugaz de aquella noche, la que la partió en dos
Que la dejó desorientada, que la llenó de mil baladas que aun saldrán

Muchos anos después se daría cuenta
Que la vida es larga y lenta
Y que falta el sol a veces sí,
pero ni el gris, ni la lluvia pueden ser eternos
Que luz, calor y besos siempre volverán
Aunque sean muchos muchísimos anos después

Tu verás
Tu verás
That I will never forget you,
I’d be lost if I let you, lost if I let you go

And if you wait
Darling you'll see
Though we're apart, you've got my heart
Tú y yo, you and me, por siempre
José Martí

credits

from Green Guava, released August 7, 2020
Holly Holden - Lead Vox, Bass guitar, BVs
Frank Clarke - Electric Guitar, Cuatro, BVs
David Beauchamp - Drums, BVs

Written by Holly Perman Turnbull

Produced and arranged by:
Holly Perman Turnbull, Frank Clarke and David Beauchamp

Recorded by Dan Lucas at Anchorbaby Studios and Laurie Sherman at The Booze Cube

Mixed by Matias Duarte at Strongroom Studios

Mastered by Luis Bonilla at Old Street Studios London

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Holly Holden London, UK

Holly Holden is a singer, songwriter and bassist from London with a tropical soul. A long-term love affair with Latin America and many years spent music-making in the region have shaped her unique sunny, Spanglish soul-pop sound.

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