Story of a Taxi Driver (Historia del Taxista)

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Story of a Taxi Driver

It was ten at night as I piloted my ship
My taxi was a '68 Volkswagen
It was one of those bad days when there were no fares
The sequins of an outfit hailed me to pull-over
 
She was a gorgeous blonde, wearing a miniskirt
The plunging backline extended precisely to 'that spot'
A black tear rolled down her cheek while the rear-view mirror
said, "Look at those calves!" ... I saw a bit more [than that]...
 
It was 10:40. I was cruising up and down Reforma
She said, "My name is Norma," as she crossed her legs
She pulled out a kind of strange cigarette
...the ones that make you laugh
I rushed to offer her a light, as my hand trembled
 
I asked, "Who are you crying over?" She said, "over a guy
who thinks because he's rich he can just come and cheat on me"
"Don't fall for love; you've got to pick yourself up," I said
"Count on the present company, if revenge is what you want," and she smiled
 
"What is a taxi driver doing seducing life?
What is a taxi driver doing creating strife?
What is a taxi driver doing in front of someone's wife?
What is a taxi driver doing with his dreams of bedroom delight?" I wondered
 
"I saw him embracing and kissing a girl of modest means
She's of a simple class; I know by her appearance"
She smiled at me in the mirror and sat to one side
I was stupefied, with the mirror all steamed up
 
She said, "Turn at the corner; we'll go to my house
After a couple of tequilas, we'll see what happens"
Why describe what we did there on the rug
...if it suffices to say even the darkness I kissed
and a bit more...
 
"Don't feel so alone; I suffer, though not the same
Between my wife and my hours, an abyss has opened up
How people suffer on both sides of the class divide!
You suffer in your mansion; I suffer in the slums"
 
She said, "Come with me; let him know I'm not alone"
She put her hair up in a tail; we went into the bar where they were
Precisely as we entered, he was hugging a girl
How great destiny is, and how small this city is!
It was my wife...
 
"What is a taxi driver doing seducing life?
What is a taxi driver creating strife?
What is a taxi driver doing when a gentleman
agrees to both time and place with his wife," I wondered
 
Since that night they play the cheating game on us
They see each other in the same bar...and the blonde hails the taxi, always at ten in the same place...
 
Marcelo González
Publicado por Marcelo_in_Marianas el Sáb, 12/11/2011 - 23:39
Editado por última vez por Marcelo_in_Marianas el Jue, 14/04/2016 - 04:33
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As with most creative translations, other versions are definitely possible; this just happens to be mine Smile

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