Ainadamar

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Mascara
2010-01-19
Chris Mascara

Story

This is the title track from MASCARA's new album, Fountain of Tears.  The song is about Federico Garcia Lorca, a Spanish poet and playwright of provocative and risky poems and plays, and also closeted homosexual who was executed in 1936 in a place called Ainadamar, an Arabic word meaning fountain of tears.

Lyrics

AINADAMAR

Ainadamar, Fountain of Tears, I am still alive

Ainadamar, Fuente Grande to the Granadinos

Ainadamar, only mystery enables us to live

Emptiness

Solitary world

Estuary

Ainadamar, muerte de Lorca

August 16

August 17

August 18, 1936: Federico Garcia Lorca was assassinated by the Black Squad Falangists at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.