Parabien de la Paloma


random trip report

Words and music by Rolando Alarcon


La paloma se murio y el palomo no sabia
La paloma se murio y el palomo no sabia
levantate palomita, le decia, le decia
nos iremos a casar apenas aclare el dia
que parabienes tristes tengo que cantar yo.

La paloma se murio y el palomo esta llorando
La paloma se murio y el palomo esta llorando
pobre este palomito donde se ira volando
no habra luces en la iglesia, no habra alegrias ni cantos
que parabienes tristes tengo que cantar yo.

La paloma se murio, se murio con un disparo
La paloma se murio, se murio con un disparo
un hombre estaba mirando con un fusil en la mano
se quedaron esperando en la iglesia sus hermanos
que parabienes tristes tengo que cantar yo.

La paloma se murio, llorando se queda un niño
La paloma se murio, llorando se queda un niño
el hombre del fusil no sabe lo que es cariño
nunca dentro en un templo, nunca ha encendido un cirio
que parabienes tristes, tengo que cantar yo.

La paloma se murio, la mato un hombre cobarde
La paloma se murio, la mato un hombre cobarde
sabiendo que era inocente, castiguemos al culpable
no lo perdona el palomo, no lo perdona su madre
que parabienes tristes, tengo que cantar yo.

La paloma se murio, señores aqui presentes
La paloma se murio, señores aqui presentes
el hombre vendio el fusil siguio causando la muerte
disparando sobre hermanos, destruyendo continentes
que parabienes tristes tengo que cantar yo.

The she-dove died and the he-dove didn't know
The she-dove died and the he-dove didn't know
"Get up, little dove", he said over and over
"We're going to get married as soon as the weather clears up".
Such sad announcements must I sing.

The she-dove died and the he-dove is weeping
The she-dove died and the he-dove is weeping
This poor dove, where will he fly to?
There won't be lights in the church
there won't be happiness or songs
Such sad announcements must I sing.

The she-dove died, she died from a gunshot
The she-dove died, she died from a gunshot
A man was watching with a gun in his hand
Her brothers were waiting for her in the church
Such sad announcements must I sing.

The she-dove died and a child is still weeping
The she-dove died and a child is still weeping
The man with the gun doesn't know what love is.
He's never been in a temple, he's never lit a candle
Such sad announcements must I sing.

The she-dove died, a cowardly man killed her
The she-dove died, a cowardly man killed her
Knowing that she was innocent, let's punish the guilty party.
The he-dove doesn't pardon him; her mother doesn't pardon him.
Such sad announcements must I sing.

The she-dove died, ladies and gentlemen
The she-dove died, ladies and gentlemen
The man sold the gun and kept on causing death.
Shooting at brothers, destroying continents
Such sad announcements must I sing.

Questions
1) what do the doves symbolize?
2) who, or what, does the man with the gun symbolize?
I have my own theories; please email me yours.

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