Wednesday, July 2, 2003

It was in the mid-90s, as I rode the bus to school, that I came across a song, singer and title unknown. It would be played at least twice a week during the bus ride, and I’d listen attentively, even more so at its ending, wanting to hear the radio disc-jockey say, “And that was [so and so], singing [such and such].” It was in recent weeks that I finally figured it out! It’s Leonardo Favio’s “Ding-Dong, Estas Cosas del Amor”… which I listened to this morning, over and over again, and thought of… who else? 🙂


Ah, such is love. It happened a few days ago, upon arriving to the bus station. I was getting on, she was getting off. I looked at her, she looked at me.

-Hey, What’s going on? Can I come with you? Did a mouse eat your tongue?
-No, I’m on my way to school. Why did you ask?
-Oh, no reason. Hey, can you ditch today?
-No, what for?
-I don’t know… to talk?!

And so we continued walking down Santa Fe street. She likes roses, I like carnations. Love is in the air.

She’s delicate, warm and sweet, and look whose life she has just entered! I’m walking, pensive, and I smile to myself, because God exists to me — at least, in matters involving love.

-Hot, eh?
-Can I kiss you?
-Just once.
-Okay, okay, okay. Geez!

Hmm, we’re having disagreements. She says The Bee Gees, I say The Tremelon. If she says The Beatles, I say The Rolling Stones.

Haha, yes.

If she says cats, I say fresh paint. If she says she likes Favio, I say Palito Ortega… to sing to love.

You see? You got upset.
Your ears will grow if…. you kiss me.
If you kiss me.
My goodness, I love you!

Today is Monday and I’m waiting for her. I know she’ll come. Today I love the whole world, and the whole world loves me… because there’s love. She’ll be absent to school, and I’ll be absent to work. She gives me a kiss, and I give her a carnation. And that is love…

Do you know how much I love you? Man, if you ever were to abandon me! Hey, you like going to the movies?
How about music?
Mhm. Rock.
Ah, yes, of course. You know who I like, though? Leo Dan.
Leo Dan?!
Hey, me too!

Ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong…

Ding-Dong, Las Cosas del Amor (Leonardo Favio)

Din-dong, ding-dong, estas cosas del amor.
Me ocurrió hace pocos días, al llegar a la estación.
Yo subía, ella bajaba. La miré, y me miró.
Ding-dong, ding-dong, será el amor.

-Qué tal? Te puedo acompañar? Te comieron la lengua los ratones?
-No. Voy a estudiar. Por?
-Oh no, por nada. No puedes faltar?
-No, para que?
-Que sé yo, para charlar, no?

Y así fuimos caminando por la calle Santa Fe.
A ella le gusta una rosa, a mí me gusta un clavel.
Ding-dong, ding-dong, anda rondando el amor.

Ella es frágil, tierna y dulce mira que encontrarla yo.
Voy pensando y me sonrío para mí que existe Dios.
Ding-dong, ding-dong, en las cosas del amor.

-Este calor, eh?
-Me dejas que te de un beso?
-Solo un beso.
-Esta bién, esta bién, esta bién. Caramba!

Ding-dong, ding-dong, no hay acuerdo en el amor.

Si ella dice que The Bee Gees, yo digo The Tremelon.
Si ella dice que los Beatles, yo digo The Rolling Stones.
Ding-dong, ding-dong.

Ja-ja, sí.

Si ella dice que los gatos yo digo pintura fresca.
Si ella dice mejor Favio, yo digo Palito Ortega.
Ding-dong, ding-dong, para cantarle al amor

Viste que sí? Te enojaste.
Mentiroso, te van a crecer las orejas si…. me das un beso.
Si me das un beso.
Uy, te quiero, te quiero!

Hoy es lunes y la espero sé que tiene que venir.
Hoy yo quiero a todo el mundo y el mundo me quiere a mí.
Ding-dong, ding-dong, porque hay amor.

Ella faltará al colegio, voy a faltar al taller.
Ella me regala un beso, yo le regalo un clavel.
Ding-dong, ding-dong, y fue el amor…

Sabes como te quiero? Uy, si algún día me faltaras. Te gusta el cine?
Y la música?
Mhm. Rock.
Sí, claro. Y a mí sabes quien me gusta? Leo Dan.
Leo Dan?!
Uy, a mi también!

Ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong…

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