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Gaviota Prisionera

by The Cuban Cowboys



The Gaviota, or seagull, is the de facto national bird of Cuba, with people often identifying with them...scrappers, always somehow surviving elements, famine, poverty, yet, oddly, always sticking around for more...never leaving Cuba's shores even though they could just fly away at any time. When it comes to shitty life situations, many of us are like the Cuban shore birds, imprisoning ourselves, choosing to stay and survive in hopes that things will one day get better. If anything, this song serves as a reminder: we have wings and there are times when we really should use them.


Pa' la mayoria De las gaviotas
Lo importante es el comer
No es ver al mundo
A traves el vuelo
Dejame decirte, no es sinquerer

Translation: For the majority of seagulls, the important thing is to eat.
It's not to fly around and see the world.Let me tell you, it's not by accident.

Pero siempre hay una
Una solitaria
A quien sus alas cargan mas quel ser
Lo peligroso es ser como ella
Una como fuego
Una come miel

Translation: But there's always one.One, solitary one Whose wings carry more than just herself, her being.The dangerous thing is to be like her: An eater of fire, An eater of honey

Gaviota prisionera
De la pasion
De la estupidez
Si en los montes los montes eres
Asi, asi en las nubes

Translation: Seagull, prisoner Of passion, Of stupidity
If in the mountains you are the mountains
Then, like that, may you be in the skies/clouds.


released November 1, 2020
Lyrics and Music by J. Navarro
Produced by J.Navarro for Muy Nice Music


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The Cuban Cowboys mix indie rock with traditional Cuban music. Really? Yup. We been standing on the corner of Brooklyn and Matanzas since 2000. Where you been?

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