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Salvador, the afternoon sunlight
Is folding around us
The dishes are done
The buildings here, tall as our mountains
Sliced through the windows and cut off the sun

On such days, I find I am longing for Puerto Rico
Though I never would return ‘til you are free
But when I hear the Aguinaldo, my heart’s a little lighter
And we danced together, Aurea and me

In my life I’ve been unlucky with two husbands
Gumersindo liked his rum and women friends
Then that hypocrite who beat you and preached about repentance
Has gone, and so another Sunday ends

And tomorrow is another hard working Monday
I’m still hoping for the raise they promised me
There’s a job as operator
I would not have to wait for
If I could speak the language easily

But I tell Aurea
The Barrio’s boundaries are our own little nation
Sometimes I hear you run up stairs
And I view my light with resignation
Keep your Bible near you
Time is an ocean of endless tears

© 1997 Lyrics by Paul Simon and Derek Walcott

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