CONTRAMANO

CONTRAMANO

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Contramano, loosely translated, means against the flow. Contramano, the band, fulfill their namesake. Their music is like nothing you’ve heard before – edgy, urgent, with a refreshing cross-cultural mix. And Contramano is, on one level, a political band. by Meridith Rohana. www.contramano.net

Biography

Contramano started as a whisper in Pablo’s ear from a muse named Erin on la siesta de June 22nd of 2001 while walking on 19th street and 5th Avenue, in New York.
The Band as it’s put together now, started a year and a half later. After moving to New York and playing solo for a year, Pablo put an ad on craigslist.org in November 2002, where he found the other two members.
Two weeks later, the Spanish Eugeni Camacho rang the bell. Pablo felt that he was the perfect drummer for Contramano, but Eugeni needed some time to take
a decision, you know in Spain people move slower.
So, after two more weeks of meeting humdrum drummers and not hearing anything from the Espanol, Pablo Called back Eugeni and asked him: "Are you in or not?"
Eugeni responded: “Si, me apeteze” (Yes, it whets my apetite)", So, "ponete las Pilas" Pablo said, " There’s no time to waste".
Dave Wallin showed up to play the bass on a Saturday afternoon in November 2002 and left on a Sunday morning in July 2004. The jazzman-Argentine-super talented Bass player Martin Balik has filled the empty space since then.Their first show was on Tuesday December the 13th of 2002. For more info about the band bio and history go to: www.contramano.net

Lyrics

Contramano

Written By: Pablo Cubarle

I don’t fit anywhere
I don’t have anywhere to go
I left my country wanting more
Maybe I had it but I didn’t know

I always was against the world
This is the wrong place I have to go
But it’s not the place it’s just me
I can’t find my soul I need to change

I don’t have friends I forgot them
To live the present that never came
The past the future in my mind
Yesterday tomorrow, tomorrow past

I have a problem
I enjoy the moment
As soon as it’s finished
As soon as it’s finished

I don’t fit anywhere
This is to cool this is not fair
This is to stack up this is to low
I’m in the wrong place I have to go
And go and go and go and go
And go and go and go and go
And go and go and go and go

Yo no tengo a donde ir
Yo no encajo en ningun lugar
Deje mi pais queriendo mas
Tal vez lo encontre pero no lo vi

Siempre estuve en contra del mundo
Este no es el place me tengo que ir
Pero no es el place it’s just me
No encuentro mi alma I need to change

No tengo amigos los olvide
To live the presente que no viene
Pasado futuro en mi mente
Yesterday tomorrow, mañana paso

(Chorus)

5 D (the 5th dimension)

Written By: Pablo Cubarle

No me gusta cuando te vas
Me gusta cuando estas
Cansada de mentiras y te preguntas
Si lo que nos dicen es verdad o es algo
Que nos dicen…

I like when you ask me: Why?
I like when you ask me: How?
I’m glad that you ask me but
I think the president is telling us
Something to do what he wants to do

Truth / Lie = Mentira / Verdad
What is in between = es nuestra realidad
I wanna die to know the truth
But what a stupid idea
I won’t be with you

No te creas todo lo que ves
Preguntate mas de una ves
Pendejos Pelotudos el mundo esta
Lleno de ellos y con mas poder
Que dicen todo lo que hay que hacer

What to do
I don’t know what is the truth
I think you should try harder
Ask everybody why they say what they say
And maybe we’ll be a little bit close to the truth

Truth / Lie = Mentira / Verdad
What is in between = es nuestra realidad
I wanna die to know the truth
But what a stupid idea
I won’t enjoy you

Truth / Lie = Mentira / Verdad
What is in between = es nuestra realidad
I wanna die to know the truth
But what a stupid idea
I won’t be with you.

I'm Crying for U Argentina

Written By: Pablo Cubarle

I’m not crying for you
I’m not missing you
Argentina
Such a Fucked up Country
You don’t deserve my soul

I’m just crying for
My parent my friends and some
People I love
And they have to live there
Because they have no choice

No opportunities
No health care
No middle class
No education
Just ignorant people

Trying to live the day
No future no hope at all

But we do have shopping malls
We do have McDonalds
And brand new cars
We are just missing some little things
But not that important No, No

We don’t have presidents
No politicians no economy
No money of course
I don’t know where it went

Yo estoy llorando por vos Argentina
No me importa que te hicieron
Siempre estaras en mi Corazon, papa.
Argentina you took our dreams
Teachers, politicians and even our parents they said
You can’t do that, don’t even try

I am crying for you Argentina
I don’t care what happened to you
You’ll always be in my heart

Argentina you took our dreams
Teachers, politicians and even our parents they said
You can’t do that
Don’t even try

Argentina you are still my home
I’m sorry I left you But
I couldn’t stand la corrupcion

I am crying for you Argentina
I don’t care what happened to you
You siempre estaras en mi corazon.

Discography

LP - 2005 Tilte: CONTRAMANO - (twelve songs)
EP - 2003 (five songs)

We are being played on
WKDU in Philadelphia
WBAI in NYC
WDOA (online Radio from MA)
Alooga Media (Germany)
WSRU 88.7 (NJ)
the name of the tracks are:
-Contramano
-5 D
-Checking U
-New York Face

Set List

We play original music
Our Sets are from 45 minutes to 1hour 45 minutes depending on the show.
Some of the songs titles we play in our shows are:
-Contramano
-5 D
-Checking U
-New York Face
-A Mess
-Sharing
-Pretending
-The Disposable Song
-Touch your Goal
-I'm Crying for U Argentina
-No Renegues
-I hope YOU exist
-Caroline
-Without a Choice
-Me acuerdo
-Mentira
-I'm not a Star
-My Elevator
-From somewhere to Tracy and back
-Mundo Mejor
-Unmanaged Anger