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June 19, 2012

Alex Anwandter: “Cómo puedes vivir contigo mismo?”

“Cómo puedes vivir contigo mismo?” is Chilean singer Alex Anwandter‘s tribute to the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning. For those who don’t speak Spanish, the title translates to “How can you live with yourself?”, a refrain repeated quite often over the song’s string-laden disco-house beat.

One could interpret this line as a representation of society. Alternatively, it can be viewed as an inner monologue of sorts, in which the narrator struggles to find balance between his so-called “sinful” identity and the “heavenly” feeling he gets from living as his true self.

Even if you don’t look into the deeper meaning, this is a fun song with an even-more-fun music video… So let’s all just shut up and have fun, okay?

– Dewitt

Click through to watch the video for “Cómo puedes vivir contigo mismo?”:

LYRICS:

No sé cómo enfrentarme a esto
Se me escapa el control
Aunque digan que es malo
yo me siento en el cielo

Desaparezco en la tele
Te olvido casi para siempre
Aunque sea pecado
yo me siento en el cielo
Cómo puedes vivir contigo mismo?

No tengo puesto un disfraz
ni tengo miedo de los juicios
No te sientes como estrella en la luz de la presencia ajena?
siendo sólo lo que soy es que entiendo lo que es real
Y aunque digan que es malo
yo me siento en el cielo

Vuelve a ser el mismo de antes, amor

(via The Singles Jukebox)

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7:21am on June 20, 2012

BTW, in case you're interested in more fun Latin indie dance music, might I suggest that you check out: Javiera Mena (Chile), Adrianigual (Chile), El Guincho (Spain) and Rita Indiana y Los Misterios (Dominican Republic).

  • Hector Gonzalez

    One of them looks like Arisa lol

  • Juanjo

    Es una buena descripción Dewitt. Que bueno que publiques en Español y con una miradita de Christina Hendricks en Mad Men. “That’s very exciting”

  • Anonymous

    As I read (and thoroughly enjoy) your music posts, I always hope that somehow the amazing Latin American indie music scene will make it into your consciousness. Alex Anwandter is an amazing artist (and I don’t use that word lightly), and I’m thrilled to see him here 🙂  

  • Anonymous

    BTW, in case you’re interested in more fun Latin indie dance music, might I suggest that you check out: Javiera Mena (Chile), Adrianigual (Chile), El Guincho (Spain) and Rita Indiana y Los Misterios (Dominican Republic).