by Oscar Jimenez

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First Single of the debut album Distancia

This song is dedicated to my family in Colombia. It was inspired during the time when I have been living in Australia for 4 years and my brother had his first daughter (Isabela), the first one of a new generation of our family. I only got to meet her back in Colombia when she was 3 years old as I couldn't leave Australia at that time. So, this song represents a lot of that journey and how the distance really lets us appreciate our roots and our families.
Isabela has been the beginning of many beautiful transformations in my life and my family. She represents hope.



Verso 1

Dale cuero y dale bueno pa regalarle al ingeniero
Un rico son de mi pueblo, sabor a bocadillo con queso
Tambien a sal y ese aroma de palmar

Play the skin [conga skin]and play it well to give a present to my Engineer [My father]
A tasteful tune from my land, with sweet flavour of “Bocadillo con queso”
Also with salt and smell of palm trees

Que hace tiempo yo le debo dedicarle un mis respetos
Que yo te quiero mi Viejo y siempre escuche tus consejos
Nunca olvide mi familia en mi cantar

For a long time, I wanted to pay my respect
Cause I love you my old man and I always listened to your words
And I never forgot my family in my songs


Sabor a tierra de sal
A brisa de Carnaval
No podre olvidar
Y en cada momento recordar

A taste of salt
A breeze of Carnival
I will never forget
And every moment I’ll remember


Ella va cantando entre perlas
Y muero en conorcerla ya vez
Como angeles Isabela yo se

She goes, she goes singing with pearls
And I die to meet her
Like an angel I see her

Ella va
Ella va y asi yo quiero cantar
Ella va
Ella es la esperanza que el mundo esperara
Ella va
Ella va mi niña quiero abrazar
Ella va
Ella va deseando cruzar el altamar

She goes and I want to sing to her
She goes
She is the hope that the world is waiting
She goes,
She goes and I want to hold her in my arms
She goes,
She goes wishing to cross land and sea

Verso 2

Dale cuero ya de Nuevo pa recordar a los abuelos
Pues fueron fe de mi pueblo su esperanza yo llevo adentro
Al caminar mi futuro es su querer

Play the skin and play again for our grandparents
Because they were once the hope of my people, the hope that I carry inside
When I walk my future it is the result if their love

Pasa el tiempo y hoy entrego y entre paginas devuelvo
Todo el cariño sincero de aquel amor que hoy es eterno
Los años que son la herencia de mi fe

Time passes by and today I return between these pages
All the sincere love, a love that now is eternal
The years are the heritage of my faith



released December 5, 2013
Recorded at Linear Studios, Sydney, Australia
Mixed by Javier Garza in Miami, Florida
Music Composed and produced by Oscar JImenez
Musicians in the recording are from "Reyes de la Onda":
Giorgio Rojas (Drums), Adam Ventoura (Bass), Daniel Pliner (Piano &Keys) and Vincent Sebastian (Congas & percussion)
Special guest Marcello Maio on Accordion



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