We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.
supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 3 Prince Perry releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Here Tomorrow Gone Today, Love At The End Of The Century, and Songs About Girls. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $17.99 USD or more (25% OFF)

     

about

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.

lyrics

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

Chorus
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

Chorus

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


(Copyright 2013, Perry Gladstone. All rights reserved)

credits

from Here Tomorrow Gone Today, released December 8, 2013
Perry Gladstone - vocals
Brendan Bauer - drums, bass
Kenny Kirkwood - tenor, baritone saxes
Meher Steinberg - upright piano
Mitch Girio - guitar, backing vocals, percussion

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Prince Perry Uvita, Costa Rica

Charismatic, compelling and peripatetic, Prince Perry channels his coming of age idols of Elvis Costello, Terry Hall and Joe Strummer into a unique blend of passionate, ska-infused rock and roll that leaves you feeling like it’s not too late to be happy with your life. Or at least someone else's whom you know well enough to borrow their car. ... more

contact / help

Contact Prince Perry

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account

Prince Perry recommends:

If you like Prince Perry, you may also like: