Danny Blackwell - La Reina (Shadow)

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'La Reina' (The Queen) is a sequel to 'El Rey' (The King) by Jose Alfredo Jimenez.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Alfredo_Jim%C3%A9nez

Unfortunately this song never charted in the top 20 of a BillBoard chart. If it did, I just haven't been able to find it.

The first verse & chorus in spanish are directly translated in the follwoing verse & chorus.

lyrics

Yo se bien que estoy abajo tu amor es como un atraco
Me comiste como un taco
Por que tu fuiste la reina
A mi me da mucha pena
No no resultas ser sirena

Y si yo fuera el rey
Escribiria en un mague
Tu nombre cual flecha de amor
Me trato como un invasor

How well I know I'm down below
You devoured me like a taco
And you were the queen
You gave all this pain to me
But you are not a siren of the sea

Now if I were to be king
I would write your name within
The leaves of a cactus tree
Like an invader you treated me

Yeah he fell down along the way
But like a king he is today
Jose Alfredo sing with me
For the kings we couldn’t be

Key change

(vocalizing)

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from SpinTunes #2: Round 2, released October 26, 2010
Danny Blackwell

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