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I love you

(English translation of 'Te quiero' by Mario Benedetti)

Your hands are my caress
my daily reminders
I love you because your hands
work hard for justice

if I love you, it's because you are
my love my accomplice my all
and out in the street arm in arm
we are much more than two

Your eyes are my lucky charm
against the bad days
I love you for your look
that looks and seeds the future

Your mouth that’s yours and mine
Your mouth that’s never wrong
I love you because your mouth
knows how to yell like a rebel

If I love you it's because you are
my love my accomplice my all
and out in the street arm in arm
we are much more than two

And for your honest face
and your vagabond step
and your weeping for the world
because you’re one of the people, I love you

And because love is not a halo
or a naïve moral
and because we are a pair
and know we’re not alone

I love you in my paradise
by which I mean my country
where the people live happily
even without permission

If I love you it's because you are
my love my accomplice my all
and out in the street arm in arm
we are much more than two

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