Merry blues
Manu Chao Lyrics


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(Atento)

So many nights
With your shadow in my bed, eh
So many nights
Baby, you whisper in my head, woh
So many nights
Sing along the Merry Blues
So many nights

I told you once, I told you twice
The merry blues
I told you once, I told you twice
The merry blues

(The merry blues) I can not sleep
(The merry blues) haunted by your pretty body
I can not sleep
(The merry blues) I want the world set on fire
(The merry blues) so many nights
(The merry blues) can't keep from going down loose
(The merry blues)

I told you once, I told you twice
The merry blues
I told you once, I told you twice
The merry blues

Woah
(Hello Nadina, do you do-do-do-do-do) the merry blues
(I feel so happy when I see-see-see-see you) the merry blues
(You make me sing a like a doubadoubado) the merry blues
(I know you like it like a zoumbouzoumbou)

(Hello Nadina, do you do-do-do-do-do)
(I feel the moody like to picky-picky you) I told you once
(I know you like it like a rub-a-dub style) I told you twice, the merry blues
(I know you like a marijuana smokey) so many nights
(Hello Nadina, do you do-do-do-do-do) I sing along the merry blues
(I feel so happy when I see-see-see-see you) so many nights
(You make me sing a like a doubadoubado) can't keep from goin' down loose
(I know you like it like a zoumbouzoumbou) the merry Blues

(Hello Nadina, do you do-do-do-do-do) the merry blues
(I feel the moody like to picky-picky you) the merry blues
(I know you like it like a rub-a-dub style) the merry blues
(I know you like a marijuana smokey) woh
(Hello Nadina, do you do-do-do-do-do)
(I feel the moody like to picky-picky you)
(I know you like it like a rub-a-dub style)
(I know you like a marijuana smokey)

(Permanece a la escucha)
(Permanece a la escucha)
(Permanece a la escucha) (atento)
(Bienvenida)




(Mantenga velocidad y rumbo)
(Próxima estación, Esperanza)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Manu Chao's song "Merry blues" are about the struggle to let go of a past lover and move on. The singer laments about the many nights spent haunted by the memory of his love, unable to sleep and finding solace only in singing along to the blues. He addresses his lover Nadina directly in the verse, expressing his feelings of happiness and desire for her, but ultimately acknowledges that he must let go of the past and move forward. The chorus repeats the phrase "The merry blues" as a mantra, a reminder that though he may be haunted by memories, he will find joy in music and eventually overcome his sadness.


The use of blues music in the song is significant because the blues is a genre that historically arises from the struggles of black Americans in the early 20th century. The style is characterized by its melancholic sound and lyrics that often dealt with themes of heartbreak and poverty. Through his use of the blues, Manu Chao draws on the genre's history and significance to convey his own emotions of despair and hopelessness.


Overall, "Merry blues" is a powerful and emotional song that explores the pain of lost love and the search for solace in music. Through its mix of English and Spanish lyrics and the use of blues music, the song speaks to a universal struggle that many people can relate to.


Line by Line Meaning

So many nights
The singer has spent countless nights thinking about their lover.


With your shadow in my bed, eh
The memory of the lover haunts the singer in moments of loneliness.


Baby, you whisper in my head, woh
The lover's voice echoes in the singer's mind.


Sing along the Merry Blues
The artist finds solace in music, which allows him to express his emotions.


I told you once, I told you twice The merry blues
The artist has expressed his feelings to the lover before, through music.


I can not sleep (The merry blues) haunted by your pretty body
The singer is unable to sleep because they are haunted by the memory of the lover.


I want the world set on fire (The merry blues) so many nights
The singer's emotional turmoil makes them feel like they want to burn down the world.


(The merry blues) can't keep from going down loose (The merry blues)
The artist's emotions overwhelm him and he feels like he's losing control.


(Hello Nadina, do you do-do-do-do-do) the merry blues
The artist addresses Nadina, possibly as a way of transferring his feelings for his lover onto her.


(I feel so happy when I see-see-see-see you) the merry blues
The artist finds happiness and comfort in the presence of Nadina.


(I know you like it like a rub-a-dub style) I told you twice, the merry blues
The singer knows what Nadina likes and has expressed his feelings to her through music.


(I know you like a marijuana smokey) so many nights
The artist suggests that he and Nadina share a common interest in smoking marijuana.


Permanece a la escucha
The singer urges the listener to pay attention to his words.


Bienvenida
The singer greets the listener.


Mantenga velocidad y rumbo
The singer advises the listener to maintain their speed and direction in life.


Próxima estación, Esperanza
The artist suggests that the next stop in the journey is hope.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Jose Manuel Chao

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@sixerk

So many nights
with your shadow in my bed
so many nights
baby, you whisper in my head
so many nights
sing along the merry blues
so many nights...
I told you once
I told you twice
the merry blues...
I told you once
I told you twice
the merry blues...
The merry blues
I cannot sleep
haunted by your pretty body
I cannot sleep
I want the world set on fire
so many nights
can't keep from going down lose..

I told you once
I told you twice
the merry blues...
I told you once
I told you twice
the merry blues...
The merry blues, the merry blues...

hello nadina do you do do do do do
i feel so happy when i see see see see you

you make me sing like a doubadoubad...
i know you like it like a zoumbouzoumbou...

hello nadina do you do do do do do
i feel the moody like to picky picky you
I told you once
I told you twice
the merry blues...

i know you like it like a rubadub stylee
i know you like the marjiuana smoking

so many nights
I sing along the merry blues
so many nights.
can't keep from going down lose...
the merry blues...



@alejandromaggioni

So many nites
With your shadow in my bed
So many nites
Baby you whisper in my head
So many nites
Sing along the Merry Blues
So many nites…
I told you once
I told you twice
The Merry blues…

I can not sleep
Haunted by your pretty body
I can not sleep
I want the world set on fire
So many nites
Can't keep from goin down loose..
I told you once
I told you twice
The Merry blues...

Hellonadinadoyoudododododo
IfeelsohappywhenIseeseeseeseeyou
Youmakemesingalikeadoubadoubadé
Iknowyoulikeitlikeazoumbouzoumboué
Hellonadinadoyoudododododo
Ifeelthemoodyliketopickypickyyou
Iknowyoulikeitlikearubadubstylee
Iknowyoulikeamarihuanasmokey
So many nites
Sing along the Merry Blues
So many nites…
Can't keep from goin down loose..
The Merry Blues….



All comments from YouTube:

@ladyvina8047

Pensar que fue mi regalo de 11 cumpleaños este disco...20 años después sigue siendo insuperable!!! gracias Manuu

@wasoncubotp1133

Insuperable no.
Pero único y genial... Si

@judithhernandez3607

Necesito la historia 🙏💖✨

@lauracid6678

Me lo compré grabado cuando tenía 14, jaja genial! Linda época!

@sebastianlopez-yj3on

Es genial, cargado de buenas vibras !

@sia4103

@@wasoncubotp1133 ?

@johnnyc5765

In 2007 I took the TranSiberia Train from Moscow to Beijing, and this is the CD I specifically chose to accompany me for this special journey. A very fitting album for a long train journey.

Thank you Manu

@adamerz2623

must have been insane experience, 6 days?

@johnnyc5765

@@adamerz2623Two weeks, because we stayed in Lake Baikal and Ulan Bator.

@leon2222ification

Sentado en mi parque, mirando al campo, tomando mates.....y Manu de fondo!!!!!

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