Los Mono – Somos Los Que Estamos


Somos los Que Estamos - Los Mono

Don’t you just hate it when someone promises to do something for you and then they don’t bother (you know who you are!), well that’s the focus of the track Promesas by Chilean super funksters Los Mono. The video is genius and quite rightly went viral on youtube. The track is from Los Mono Somos Los Que Estamos which you can get from itunes or Amazon (click the album cover), an album which continues the theme of doing the right thing:

“Not only is Somos Los Que Estamos a full on high-energy blast from start to finish, the album is an adventure with a moral message; promoting creativity, originality, positivism, and self-responsibility.  In fact, the conscious lyrics and upbeat vibe are the perfect compliment to an album that is driven from start to finish with a myriad of crunchy lo-fi beats n bleeps, infectious melodies and pure funk-fuelled inspiration.” Los Mono at Sonic360.

 

Promesas (Promises), which we have translated below:

Las palabras son bastantes
son bastante importantes
cuando hablo pienso antes
hay que hacerse responsable
las palabras son bastantes
son bastante importantes
cuando hablo pienso antes
hay que hacerse responsable
mula
muladecir una cosa una cosa por otra
es como confuso. es como pura boca.
una promesa rota, palabras que rebotan
una persona por delante y por detras otra
una promesa trucha
puras palabras mula
porfa diga la verdad,
no me prometas
lo que nunca llegara.una vez que se dice algo
se hace se cumple no se pasa por alto
una vez que se dice algo
se hace las promesas no se pasan por alto
no me de una liebre por un gato
lo que prometiste lo espero hace rato
que paso, se olvido, no cacho cuando me lo dijo
no ponia atencion?
oh que pena…que pena que me da
ya no estoy seguro cuando dices la verdad
duda duda duda duda duda
muchas dudas ahora me dasuna vez que se dice algo
se hace se cumple no se pasa por alto
una vez que se dice algo
se hace las promesas no se pasan por altocuando digo algo y lo cumplo
algo gano, yo siento que triunfo pero
cuando digo mucho me confundo
me siento como un gusano com un humano
trucho ouch oh! puede ser quizas que yo te
llamo te lo juro de mas obvio que vamos si si si,
como si fuera tan facil…..mulayo lo se es dificil decir que no
pero vale la pena entonces vamos a aprender
como `n´ con `o´ es no `n´ con `o´ es no
si le pones un gracias cuanto mejor
no gracias señor yo esta ves paso
porque le digo que si si no si te
confundo a ti termino confundido yo,yo,youna vez que se dice algo
se hace se cumple no se pasa por alto
una vez que se dice algo
se hace las promesas no se pasan por altouna vez que se dice algo
se hace se cumple no se pasa por alto
una vez que se dice algo
se hace las promesas no se pasan por altolas palabras son bastantes
son bastante importantes
cuando hablo pienso antes
hay que hacerse responsablelas palabras son bastantes
son bastante importantes
cuando hablo pienso antes
hay que hacerse responsablemuuuuuuuula,la,la(mula,mula,mula)
muuuuuuuula,la,la(mula,mula,mula)
muuuuuuuula,la,la(mula,mula,mula)
muuuuuuuula,la,la(mula,mula,mula)
Words are very
very important
I always think before I speak
you have to be responsible
words are very
very important
I always think before I speak
you have to be responsible
liar
liarto say one thing and mean another
it’s confusing, it’s all talk.
a broken promise, meaningless words
one person in front and another behind
a broken promise
pure lies
please tell the truth,
don’t promise me
something that will will never happen.once something is said
you do it, don’t ignore it
once something is said
don’t overlook your promises
don’t give me a rabbit instead of a cat*
I have been waiting ages for what you promised me
what happened?, did you forget?, were you not paying
attention when you told me?
oh what a shame … that gives me grief
now I’m not sure when you tell the truth
doubt doubt doubt doubt doubt
now you make me doubtonce something is said
you do it, don’t ignore it
once something is said
don’t overlook your promiseswhen I say something and it happens
I win something, it feels like a triumph
but when I talk a lot, I get confused
I feel like a worm, like wicked human
ouch oh! maybe I’ll call you, I promise,
of course I will yes yes yes,
as if it were so easy…..liarI know it’s hard to say no
but it’s worth it so let’s learn
‘n’ plus ‘o’ spells no ‘n’ plus ‘o’ spells no
if you say thank you even better
no thank you sir, this time I’ll pass
because if I say yes yes no
I confuse you and end up confused me, me, meonce something is said
you do it, don’t ignore it
once something is said
don’t overlook your promisesonce something is said
you do it, don’t ignore it
once something is said
don’t overlook your promiseswords are very
very important
when I speak I think first
you have to be responsiblewords are very
very important
when I speak I think first
you have to be responsibleliiiiiiiiar, ar, ar (liar, liar, liar)
liiiiiiiiar, ar, ar (liar, liar, liar)
liiiiiiiiar, ar, ar (liar, liar, liar)
liiiiiiiiar, ar, ar (liar, liar, liar)

*usually un gato por un liebre (i.e. don’t rip me off) but is reversed here (i.e. saying yes when you mean no)

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