Nancy Ruth

Nancy Ruth

BandLatinSinger/Songwriter

Para Ti is the latest release from this passionate vocalist/ songwriter who has spent her life living between Spain and Canada. Her musical influences are woven with the mystique of Moorish history and Mediterranean breezes. Nancy’s music is textured with the bustle of the plazas and small cafes of Latin America, the solitude of the Moroccan Sahara Desert, and the flamenco seeping out from patios in the labyrinth of Andalusian streets. 

Biography

"The blood boils a little hotter, the movements become more fluid, and the passion is exhumed much deeper from within the soul. This is the encounter one will feel with vocalist Nancy Ruth. Her tones allow the heartbeat to race faster with every pulse of the composition. Her music instills that vibrant tone with a sultry execution. An animated performer, she not only vocalizes the Latin culture, she escorts it in with her eyes and a reactive demeanor, to the audience. -Karl Stober, ejazznews
Para Ti is the latest release from this passionate vocalist/ songwriter who has spent her life living between Spain and Canada. Her musical influences are woven with the mystique of Moorish history and Mediterranean breezes. Nancy’s music is textured with the bustle of the plazas and small cafes of Latin America, the solitude of the Moroccan Sahara Desert, and the flamenco seeping out from patios in the labyrinth of Andalusian streets. 
A musical gypsy, Nancy has spent her life singing her way around the world in search of musical encounters. She's performed with composer Toño Robira in Panama, shared the stage with pianist Bob Albanese in New York, and spent a month as featured vocalist in the Palace of the Sultan of Brunei. She performed and recorded with WEA recording artists The Lovehunters in Singapore, and toured extensively in Europe where she recorded the Spanish album "Me Quedo" for the Dutch Home of Jazz label. Her adventures have found her collaborating with Berber and Arabic musicians in Morocco, and enjoying mucha juerga with Gitanos in Andalusia.

Currently based in Barcelona, she is actively touring in Europe with her Spanish-based band.

Lyrics

Sigo Viviendo

Written By: Nancy Ruth, Isabel Lifona Martin

SIGO VIVIENDO (I’m still living); Music and performance by Nancy Ruth
Lyric (Spanish) by Isa L. Martín

Lloré desesperadamente cuando te vi marchar
Sequé mis lágrimas tristes para que no me vieras llorar
Y aunque tú no estás conmigo el sol volverá a brillar

Sigo viviendo, sigo viviendo, a pesar, a pesar de no vivir para ti
Sigo viviendo,sigo viviendo, a pesar, a pesar de no vivir para ti

Pensé desesperadamente que no podía olvidar
Este amor de ida y de vuelta que no se llega a terminar
El corazón que fue cerrado ahora se vuelve a liberar

Sigo viviendo, sigo viviendo, a pesar, a pesar de no vivir para ti
Sigo viviendo,sigo viviendo, a pesar, a pesar de no vivir para ti

Y seré más libre mirando el horizonte que perdí

Sigo viviendo, sigo viviendo, a pesar, a pesar de no vivir para ti
Sigo viviendo, sigo viviendo, a pesar, a pesar de no vivir para ti
Sigo brillando, sigo brillando, a pesar, a pesar de no vivir para ti
Sigo viviendo, sigo viviendo, a pesar, a pesar de no vivir para ti

Translation: 
I cried inconsolably when I saw you leave
I dried my sad tears so you wouldn't see me cry
Although you aren't with me the sun will shine again

I'm still living, despite not living for you
I'm still living, despite not living for you

I thought desperately that I couldn't forget
This 'come and go' love that wouldn't end
My heart which was closed will now open again

I'm still living, despite not living for you
I'm still living, despite not living for you

And I’ll be more free, looking at the horizon that I lost

I'm still living, despite not living for you
I'm still living, despite not living for you
I'm still shining, despite not living for you
I'm still living, despite not living for you

Para Ti

Written By: Nancy Ruth


I can't believe you walked away
You always had a lot to say
Now your voice is gone, it's just an echo in this midday chatter

I can't believe I stayed so long
I think I've lost my right from wrong 
Tell me did you really love the way I let it go  

Para ti
Todo todo para ti, todo, todo para ti
It was all for you
It was all for you my love
 
When the seasons change again
Do you think you'll love again
Do you think that you will find the answer to your foolish question?       

When I said I loved you, you'd ask why?
but love is not for reason, it's just alive

Now with too much time alone
Living in a new unknown
Wondering what is pure and what is real and what was meant to happen

Suddenly young new hearts surround me
With desires that devour 
Will I give it all away again like I did 

Para ti
Todo todo para ti, todo, todo para ti
It was all for you
It was all for you my love

Discography

Para Ti (Roca22) 2011
Me Quedo (Home of Jazz) 2008
It's Got To Be Love (Roca) 2004
Nancy Ruth (Roca) 1998