[Desde el Palacio de Bellas Artes]

This live performance is the perfect introduction to Juan Gabriel if you’ve never experienced who and what Juanga is and was. It is epic, heart-rending and tender, operatic, euphoric, grandiose, and absolutely beautiful. It takes you through a rollercoaster of a ride with its changes in tempo, song accompaniment, and Juanga’s soaring and unique voice. Just thinking of this live performance gives me goosebumps and my heartbeat speeds up.

The concert was recorded in May of 1990 in the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) in Mexico City where he was accompanied by the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (National Symphony Orchestra) led by Enrique Patrón de Rueda.

Juan Gabriel – Hasta Que Te Conocí (En Vivo)

Letra [English lyrics below original]

No sabia, de tristezas, ni de lágrimas, 
Ni nada, que me hicieran llorar
Yo sabía de caricias, de ternura,
Porque a mí­ desde pequeño,
Eso me enseño mamá, eso me enseño mamá,
Eso y muchas cosas más
Yo jamás sufrí, yo jamás lloré
Yo era muy feliz, yo viví­a muy bien

Yo vivía tan distinto, algo hermoso
Algo divino, lleno de felicidad
Yo sabia de alegrías, la belleza de la vida
Pero no de soledad, pero no de soledad
De eso y muchas cosas más
Yo jamás sufrí, yo jamás lloré
Yo era muy feliz, yo vivía, yo vivía muy bien

Hasta que, hasta que te conocí
Vi la vida con dolor
No te miento fui feliz
Aunque con muy poco amor

Y muy tarde comprendí
Que no te debía amar jamás
Porque ahora pienso en ti
Mucho más que ayer, pero mucho más

Hasta que te conocí
Comencé a vivir la vida con dolor
No te miento fui feliz
Aunque con muy poco amor

Y muy tarde comprendí
Que no te debía amar
Porque ahora pienso en ti
Porque ahora pienso en ti
Y porque ahora pienso en ti
Mucho más que ayer, pero mucho más

Yo jamás sufrí­,
Pero desgraciadamente
Era una noche como esta
Cuando te encontré

Yo no quiero que me digas
Si valía o no la pena
El haberte conocido
Porque no te quiero ver
Y es que tú fuiste mala
Si muy mala conmigo
Por eso no te quiero
No te quiero ver jamás

Si, ya no quiero que me digas
Si valía o no la pena
El haberte conocido
Porque no te quiero ver
Y es que tú fuiste mala
Si muy mala conmigo
Por eso no te quiero
No te quiero ver jamás

Si, yo no quiero que me digas
Si valía o no la pena
El haberte conocido
Porque no te quiero ver
Y es que tú fuiste muy mala
Si muy mala conmigo
Por eso no te quiero
No te quiero ver jamás

Si, ya no quiero que me digas
Si valía o no la pena
El haberte conocido
Porque no te quiero ver
Y es que tú fuiste mala
Si muy mala conmigo
Por eso no te quiero
No te quiero ver jamás

No te quiero, no
No te quiero, no
No te quiero, no
No te quiero, no
Nooooooo!

No te quiero, no
No te quiero, no
No te quiero, y no te quiero, y no te quiero, no
No te quiero, y no te quiero, y no te quiero, y no te quiero,

Y no te quiero ver,
Que no te quiero, y no te quiero, y no te quiero ver,
Que no te quiero, y no te quiero, y no te quiero ver,
Que no te quiero, y no te quiero, y no te quiero ver,
Que no te quiero, y no te quiero, y no te quiero ver,

Que no te quiero, y no te quiero, y no te quiero ver,
Que no te quiero, y no te quiero, y no te quiero ver,
Sí, no quiero verte

Viva Mexico!

English Translation

I didn't know of sadness, nor of tears,
Of nothing, that would make me cry
I knew of caresses, of tenderness
Because from when I was little
That's what my mother taught/showed me
that's what my mother taught/showed me
That and many more things
I never suffered, I never cried
I was very happy, I lived, I lived very well

I lived so distinctly, something beautiful
Something divine, filled with happiness
I knew of joy, the beauty of life
But not of loneliness, but not of loneliness
Of that and many more things
I never suffered, I never cried
I was so very happy, I lived, I lived very well

Until, until I met you
I saw life with pain
I won't lie, I was happy
Although with very little love
And I understood too late
That I should have never loved you
Because now I think of you
More than yesterday, so much more

Until I met you
I began to live life with pain
I won't lie, I was happy
Although with very little love

And too late I understood
That I shouldn't love you
Because now I think of you
Because now I think of you
And because now I think of you
Much more than yesterday, so much more

I never suffered,
But unfortunately
It was a night like this
When I found you

I don't want you to tell me
If it was worth it or not
To have met you
Because I don't want to see you
And it's because you were awful
Yes, very awful to me
That's why I don't want you
I don't ever want to see you again

Yes, I don't want you to tell me anymore
If it was worth it or not
To have met you
Because I don't want to see you
And it's because you were awful
Yes, very awful to me
That's why I don't want you
I don't ever want to see you again

I don't want you to tell me
If it was worth it or not
To have met you
Because I don't want to see you
And it's because you were awful
Yes, very awful to me
That's why I don't want you
I don't ever want to see you again

Yes, I don't want you to tell me anymore
If it was worth it or not
To have met you
Because I don't want to see you
And it's because you were awful
Yes, very awful to me
That's why I don't want you
I don't ever want to see you again

I don't want/like/love you, no
I don't want/like/love you, no
I don't want/like/love you, no
I don't want/like/love you, no
Nooooooo!

I don't want/like/love you, no
I don't want/like/love you, no
I don't want you, I don't want you, I don't want you, no
I don't want you, I don't want you, I don't want you, I don't want you
I don't want to see you,

I don't want to, I don't want to, I don't want to see you,
I don't want to, I don't want to, I don't want to see you,
I don't want to, I don't want to, I don't want to see you,
I don't want to, I don't want to, I don't want to see you,

I don't want to, I don't want to, I don't want to see you,
I don't want to, I don't want to, I don't want to see you,
Yes, I don't want to see you!

Long live Mexico!

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