Spanish pop singer Luz Casal sings “Piensa En Mi”, a 1935 song written by Mexican singer, actor and songwriter Agustín Lara and his sister María Teresa Lara.

Music video by Luz Casal performing Piensa En Mi (1991)

Luz Casal sings the song on the soundtrack of High Heels, the 1991 melodrama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Here is a more recent (2012) version below:

Music video by Luz Casal performing Piensa En Mi (2012)

And another beautiful version, from Pink Martini, from the 2009 album “Splendor in the Grass” (vocal by Chavela Vargas, the Costa Rican-born Mexican singer – 17 April 1919 – 5 August 2012). I strongly recommend this! She was 90-year-old at the time of the recording.

Pink Martini ft. Chavela Vargas – Piensa En Mi

Piensa En Mi lyrics

Spanish (Piensa en mi)

Si tienes un hondo penar, piensa en mi
Si tienes ganas de llorar, piensa en mi
Ya ves que venero tu imagen divina
Tu parvula boca, que siendo tan nina
Me enseno a pecar

Piensa en mi cuando sufras
Cuando llores, tambien piensa en mi
Cuando quieras quitarme la vida
No la quiero, para nada
Para nada me sirve sin ti

Piensa en mi cuando sufras
Cuando llores, tambien piensa en mi
Cuando quieras quitarme la vida
No la quiero, para nada
Para nada me sirve sin ti

English translation (Think of me)

If you have a deep anguish, think of me
If you want to cry, think of me
You see I worship your divine image
your innocent lips that are so childlike
showed me how to sin

Think of me when you suffer
When you cry, also think of me
When you want to, take my life
I don’t want it, for anything
I’m good for nothing without you

Think of me when you suffer
When you cry, also think of me
When you want to, take my life
I don’t want it, for anything
I’m good for nothing without you

Luz Casal

Luz Casal sings Piensa En Mi (1991)
Luz Casal

María Luz Casal Paz (born 11 November 1958) is a Spanish pop singer. She grew up in neighbouring Boimorto, took singing, piano and ballet classes, and moved to Madrid to pursue a career as a musician.

She became famous in the early 1980s, and remained an important figure in Spanish pop music all through the said decade and beyond, with her sound gradually maturing towards soft pop.

Agustín Lara

Agustín Lara - composer of Piensa en mi
Agustín Lara

Ángel Agustín María Carlos Fausto Mariano Alfonso del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Lara y Aguirre del Pino (October 30, 1897 – 1970),[6] known as Agustín Lara was a Mexican composer and interpreter of songs and boleros. He is recognized as one of the most popular songwriters of his era. Outside the Spanish speaking world, his most famous songs are Granada, Solamente Una Vez (You Belong to My Heart) and Piensa en mí.

His career and life were portrayed in the 1959 Mexican film The Life of Agustín Lara (Spanish: La Vida de Agustín Lara). The film directed by Alejandro Galindo and starring the Spanish-Mexican actor Germán Robles (as Agustín Lara) (March 20, 1929 – November 21, 2015), the Mexican actress Lorena Velázquez (born December 15, 1937) and the Peruvian actress Ofelia Montesco (10 September 1936 – 16 June 1983).

María Teresa Lara

María Teresa Lara Aguirre del Pino (Tlatlauquitepec, 1904 – May 23, 1984) was a Mexican lyricist and composer. Her elder brother was Agustín Lara.

She worked with Agustín on several songs and married Nicanor Guzmán Guerrero (1909 – 1992).

María Teresa Lara composer of Piensa en mi
María Teresa Lara

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