Triana’s “Del crepúsculo lento nacerá el rocío”


hijos del agobioHijos del agobio (Children of the burden) was Triana’s second album, released in 1977. Perhaps is the most committed band’s LP: lucid lyrics of those years of changing in Spain, covered with stunning Andalusian progressive and psychedelic rock. Within it, in the inlay, we can read these words by Máximo Moreno, painter and designer of the amazing album cover:

… It’s at this right moment when it’s necessary to do the great effort, and if that effort can be captured in any way, You! will be stronger for keep on striving throughout your life. (…)

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The album closes with a great song, compossed by guitarrist of the band Eduardo Rodríguez “Roadway”: the only song in the album whose words are not made by Jesús de la Rosa (singer and keyboards), but by their friend, Andalusian songwriter Antonio Mata*, one of the best Andalusian songwriters, ex-member of the collective Manifiesto Canción del Sur (South Song Manifesto). It’s a song of struggle for a better tomorrow:

Del crepúsculo lento nacerá el rocío

¿Qué importa si es largo el camino?
Del crepúsculo lento, nacerá el rocío.
Segando el abrojo y el cardo,
mañana compañero, florecerá el trigo.

Cuando el trueno es amor
y el relámpago es vida
y la lluvia es la luz.

¿Qué importa si pierdo mañana
si gané libertad, para mis hijos?
El ayer no es el hoy ni el mañana
que es tiempo pasado.

Cuando el trueno es amor
y el relámpago es vida
y la lluvia es la luz.

Out of the slow twilight dew shall born

What does matter if the road is long/ Out of the slow twilight dew shall born./ Mowing crowfoot and thistle,/ tomorrow partner, wheat shall bloom.// When thunder is love/ and lightning is life/ and rain is the light.// What does matter if tomorrow I lose/ if I won the freedom for my children?/ Yesterday is not today nor tomorrow,/ cause it’s a past time.// When thunder is love/ and lightning is life/ and rain is the light.

Lyric: Antonio Mata

Music: Eduardo Rodríguez “Roadway”


* I really don’t know if Antonio Mata sung the song any time.

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