UNA LARGA NOCHE (A Long Night)
Chabuca Granda
(Landó)
Performed by Chabuca Granda
Written by Chabuca Granda
From the album: Tarimba Negra
©1978 Cintas Sono Radio 430-licensed from Divensa

A long night envelops me and locks me up, and overwhelms me,
and I get lost
Zamacueca, zamacueca, I get lost in a long night
Why is the night so long and delusive, so lonely and so soulless
If it is only a long night
Zamacueca, zamacueca, it is just a long night
The night should be a long dawn, perfumed, diaphanous and blue
A bedsheet, embroidered with murmurs and lovers
With the morning star that awakes, outside my closed window
Zamacueca, zamacueca, outside my closed window
My night is never the dawn that comes in the morning
It is only a long cornice that turns into nothing
Zamacueca, zamacueca, that turns into nothing
My night is full of fear, slow fear, slow and long
Always long, always within, within a long night
Zamacueca, zamacueca, I get lost in a long night
And it is only a long night
Zamacueca, zamacueca, outside my closed window that turns into nothing
Zamacueca, zamacueca, within a long night