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Conticinio

"Conticinio" is a special word that probably not even many native Spanish speakers know. It means, more or less, "that part of the night when all is quiet; everybody has gone to bed but no one has yet gotten up." I suppose that with our modern, consumerist economic system, there is no longer any such thing as "conticinio," because there are shifts right around the clock. But I also suppose that there are small towns where there is a silent part of the night, probably around four a.m., a couple of hours before the birds start chirping. I live in such a town.

But every night, about 4:00 a.m., somebody rides by on a Harley. I can tell it's a Harley by the sound of the engine. I always wonder, is he on his way to work or is he coming home from work? Or does he just like to ride his motorcycle at night? (I imagine him as a "he" and not a "she.") My curiosity is not so strong, though, that I really want to know, I'm happy enough just wondering. I also wonder if he realizes that this is the part of the night when all is supposed to be quiet and still.

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Necesita automóvil Par' hacer la caminata

Cuando uno quiere a una
Y esta una no lo quiere,
Es lo mismo que si un calvo
En la calle encuentr' un peine.

Chorus:
La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
Ya no quieres caminar,
Porque no tienes,
Porque le falta,
Marihuana que fumar.

Re: Necesita automóvil Par' hacer la caminata

¡qué gracioso eres!
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