Musical Monday: Cinco Pa' las Doce

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A winner from the traveling Colombian national exhibition of short films, "Cien Miradas, Uno Pais," Cinco Pa' las Doce speaks of the loneliness faced by many during the holidays, especially so many mothers and grandmothers of those who have gone north.
"Para que piensen en aquellos que se quedan solos."
So that people will remember those who remain alone.

"Es 31 de Diciembre. Julieta espera en su casa la llegada de su familia para la celebracion del año nuevo. Faltan cinco pa las doce y su familia aun no llega."
It's December 31. Julieta awaits in her house the arrival of her family for the New Year's celebration. At 5 minutes to midnight, her family still has not arrived.
Las campanas de la iglesia estan sonando
anunciando que el año viejo se va.
La alegría del año nuevo viene ya
los abrazos se confunden sin cesar.
Faltan cinco pa' las doce el año va a terminar.
Me voy corriendo a mi casa a abrazar a mi mamá. 
Me perdonan que me vaya de la fiesta, pero hay algo que jamás podré dejar.
Una linda viejecita que me espera en las noches de una eterna navidad.
Faltan cinco pa' las doce el año va a terminar.
Me voy corriendo a mi casa a abrazar a mi mamá.
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The church bells are ringing
announcing that the old year has gone
The joy of the new year comes already
an unending confusion of embraces.
Five til twelve the year is going to end
I go running home to hug my mom.
Forgive me if I leave the party, but there's something I could never leave undone.
A sweet little old lady awaits me in the nights of an eternal Christmas.
Five til twelve the year is going to end.
I go running home to hug my mom.

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