Are Austria’s Lyrics Any Good?
Someone pointed out to me that Austria’s lyrics aren’t very sophisticated when translated into English. I told her that is why the songs were written in Spanish; it sounds and reads a whole lot better in the native tongue. This individual, who was trying to poke holes in Austria’s artistic reputation, then came back with, “but if you don’t speak Spanish, you won’t like the song because you don’t know what they’re saying!” I took my time formulating my answer, trying really hard not to make this person sound like a fool. “What about La Bamba?” I asked slowly. “Isn’t that song in [...]