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Tu Mirada Remix

from Tu Mirada by Prince Perry

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Tu Mirada started out as a poem for my friend Meli:
Me gusta tu mirada y tu forma de pensar.
Me gusta tu estilo y tu sonrisa me hace llorar.

It rhymes well in Spanish but not so much in English:
I like how you look and the way you think.
I like your style and your smile makes me cry.

Anyway, one rainy day I was fooling around with this little reggae riff and I just started to sing "Hey hey yo te quiero, hey hey porque te vi", which means " Hey hey I want you, hey hey because I see you". It sounded kinda good and then I realized I wanted to put the poem in context so I wrote some verses about how I felt at the time.


Tu Mirada (Gladstone/ Girio 2012)

I’d like to tell a story
About a boy who doesn’t sleep
Who sees the way to seize the day
But not the things he seeks

I’d like to paint a picture
With words instead of ink
So you can hang it in your head
And see it when you blink

Hey hey, yo te quiero
Hey hey, porque te vi
Hey hey, yo te quiero
Hey hey, porque te vi

Certain things can shape your dreams
And help you reach the sky
Its easy if you strap on wings
With will instead of wine

If you think you’re willing
to try it all again
I suggest before we start
You take it on the chin


Me gusta tu mirada, y tu forma de pensar
Me gusta tu estilo y tu sonrisa me hace llorar

If I can’t contain it
And need to say my piece
And go ahead and make my point
I know it makes me weak

Standing still I just can’t say
The part of me I want to save
I’ll have my cake and eat it too
I only hope I don’t lose you

Chorus (Repeat)


from Tu Mirada, released June 4, 2017
Mitch King Kong Girio


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