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Fandom: The Book of Life (2014)
Music: Canción del Mariachi by Antonio Banderas and Los Lobos
Ship: Joaquin/Maria/Manolo, La Muerte/Xibalba
Summary: For the woman of their hearts.
Content notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, “stuttery” cuts between 2–3 stills)
Length: 2:05

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Lyrics:

Spanish: Soy un hombre muy honrado

Que me gusta lo mejor

Las mujeres no me faltan

Ni al dinero, ni el amor

Jineteando en mi caballo

Por la sierra yo me voy

Las estrellas y la luna,

Ellas me dicen donde voy

Ay, ay, ay, ay

Ay, ay mi amor

Ay mi morena

De mi corazón

Me gusta tocar guitarra

Me gusta cantar el son

Mariachi me acompaña

Cuando canto mi canción

Me gusta tomar mis copas

Aguardiente es lo mejor

También el tequila blanco

Con su sal le da sabor

Ay, ay, ay, ay

Ay, ay mi amor

Ay mi morena

De mi corazón

Me gusta tocar guitarra

Me gusta cantar el son

Mariachi me acompaña

Cuando canto mi canción

Me gusta tomar mis copas

Aguardiente es lo mejor

También el tequila blanco

Con su sal le da sabor

Ay, ay, ay, ay

Ay, ay mi amor

Ay mi morena

De mi corazón

Ay, ay, ay, ay

Ay, ay mi amor

Ay mi morena

De mi corazón

English:

I’m a very honest man

Which I think is best

I don’t lack women,

Nor money, nor love.

I’m riding my horse

Through the mountains I go.

The stars and the moon

They tell me where to go.

Ay, ay, ay, ay,

Ay, ay, my love.

Ay, the dark-haired woman

Of my heart.

I like to play guitar,

I like to sing in the sun.

The mariachi accompanies me

When I sing my song.

I like to drink my drinks

Brandy is the best.

Also white tequila

With salt for flavor

Ay, ay, ay, ay,

Ay, ay, my love.

Ay, the dark-haired woman

Of my heart.

I like to play guitar,

I like to sing in the sun.

The mariachi accompanies me

When I sing my song.

I like to drink my drinks

Brandy is the best.

Also white tequila

With salt for flavor

Ay, ay, ay, ay,

Ay, ay, my love.

Ay, the dark-haired woman

Of my heart.

Ay, ay, ay, ay,

Ay, ay, my love.

Ay, the dark-haired woman

Of my heart.

[personal profile] dogstar did the same thing in their Festivds letter that I did–had a list of requests with no details. I wanted to make a Book of Life vid, so I just made the kind of vid I’d like and hoped for the best. I love the relationship between Maria, Joaquin and Manolo–and I ship them all together. (While I wanted to focus on their love for Maria and her love for them, I did cut to Manolo hugging Joaquin on one of the “Ay, ay, mi amor”s on purpose.) I love the relationship between La Muerte and Xibalba, too–how they clearly love each other even though they’re estranged.

I’m not fluent in Spanish at all–I took it in high school, was a Classics major in college, and can use a Spanish-to-English dictionary. But I like “Cancion Del Mariachi” a lot, even though it’s from a Robert Rodriguez film that’s not Spy Kids or Shark Boy and Lava Girl. El Mariachi knocks out a knife-weilding dude with his guitar in the middle of it:

The narrator seems like a lone, enigmatic guy–yes, he’s got a mariachi with him and he loves a girl, but he’s singing about riding his horse through the mountains and what kind of alcohol he likes. So I wanted to undercut that sense of “aloneness.” (Which may not even be a valid interpretation, because I’m not fluent in Spanish.)

Date: 2016-02-13 05:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leanwellback
I'm so, so pleased that someone who didn't get any notes for what I would like for this fandom still managed to make me the beautiful OT3 vid I wanted :D Seriously, this is wonderful and I love it, thank you!

-Dogstar

sending love

Date: 2017-03-19 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
i just wanted to tell you how much i love this video. the song choice is top notch (i went to download it right after finishing it) i love how you captured all the love in the movie. the family, the gods and of cause the glorious ot3.
thank you so much for sharing this awesome video!

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