Historia De Taxi Ricardo Arjona Translation Meaning and Lyrics

Song Meaning

'Historia De Taxi' means 'Cab Story' in English. It is a name of a song by 'Ricardo Arjona' human translated here by a native speaker.

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Lyrics and Translations

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Line 1
Original Lyrics: Eran las diez de la noche, piloteaba mi nave

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Aligned Translation: It was ten o'clock at night, I was driving my ship

Free Translation: It was ten o'clock at night, I was piloting my ship

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Line 2
Original Lyrics: Era mi taxi un Volkswagen del año 68

Typing Test:               68

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Aligned Translation: It was my taxi a 68 Volkswagen

Free Translation: It was my taxi a 68 Volkswagen

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Line 3
Original Lyrics: Era un dia de esos malos donde no hubo pasaje

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Aligned Translation: It was a bad day where there was no passage

Free Translation: It was a bad day of those where there weren’t passengers

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Line 4
Original Lyrics: Las lentejuelas de un traje me hicieron la parada

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Aligned Translation: The sequins of a suit made me stop

Free Translation: The sequins of a dress stopped me

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Line 5
Original Lyrics: Era una rubia preciosa

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Aligned Translation: She was a beautiful blonde

Free Translation: It was a gorgeous blonde

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Line 6
Original Lyrics: Llevaba minifalda

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Aligned Translation: She wore a miniskirt

Free Translation: She wore a miniskirt

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Line 7
Original Lyrics: El escote en su espalda

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Aligned Translation: The neckline on her back

Free Translation: The neckline on her back

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Line 8
Original Lyrics: Llegaba justo a la gloria

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Aligned Translation: It came right to glory

Free Translation: Reached right to the glory

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Line 9
Original Lyrics: Una lágrima negra rodaba en su mejilla

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Aligned Translation: A black tear rolled on her cheek

Free Translation: A black tear rolled on her cheek

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Line 10
Original Lyrics: Mientras que el retrovisor decía: ve, qué pantorillas

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Aligned Translation: While the rearview was saying: look, what calves

Free Translation: While the rearview was saying: look, what a calves

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Line 11
Original Lyrics: Yo vi un poco más, ah-ah-ah

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Aligned Translation: I saw a little more, ah-ah-ah

Free Translation: I saw a little more, ah-ah-ah

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Line 12
Original Lyrics: Eran las diez con cuarenta, sigzagueaba en reforma

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Aligned Translation: It was forty past ten o'clock, zigzagging in Reforma

Free Translation: It was forty past ten o'clock, zigzagging in Reforma

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Line 13
Original Lyrics: Me dijo: me llamo Norma mientras cruzaba la pierna

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Aligned Translation: She said: My name is Norma as she crossed her leg

Free Translation: She said: My name is Norma as she crossed her leg

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Line 14
Original Lyrics: Sacó un cigarro algo extraño, de esos que te dan risa

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Aligned Translation: She took out a strange cigar, the kind that makes you laugh

Free Translation: She took out a strange cigar, the kind that makes you laugh

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Line 15
Original Lyrics: Le ofrecí fuego de prisa y me temblaba la mano

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Aligned Translation: I offered her fire in haste and my hand trembled

Free Translation: I offered her fire in haste and my hand trembled

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Line 16
Original Lyrics: Le pregunté: ¿por quién llora?

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Aligned Translation: I asked her: Who are you crying for?

Free Translation: I asked her: Who are you crying for?

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Line 17
Original Lyrics: Y me dijo: por un tipo

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Aligned Translation: And she said to me: for a guy

Free Translation: And she said to me: for a guy

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Line 18
Original Lyrics: Que se cree que por rico

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Aligned Translation: Who thinks that because he is rich

Free Translation: Who thinks that because he is rich

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Line 19
Original Lyrics: Puede venir a engañarme

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Aligned Translation: He can come to cheat on me

Free Translation: He can come to cheat on me

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Line 20
Original Lyrics: No caiga usted por amores

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Aligned Translation: Don't fall for love

Free Translation: Don't you fall for love

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Line 21
Original Lyrics: Debe de levantarse (Le dije)

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Aligned Translation: You must get up (I said to her)

Free Translation: You must get up (I said to her)

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Line 22
Original Lyrics: Cuente con un servidor

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Aligned Translation: Count on a server

Free Translation: You can count with your server

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Line 23
Original Lyrics: Si lo que quiere es vengarse

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Aligned Translation: If you want revenge

Free Translation: If what you want is revenge

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Line 24
Original Lyrics: Y me sonrió, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh

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Aligned Translation: And she smiled at me, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh

Free Translation: And she smiled at me, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh

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Line 25
Original Lyrics: ¿Qué es lo que hace un taxista seduciendo a la vida?

Typing Test: ¿                     ?

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Aligned Translation: What is a cab driver doing seducing life?

Free Translation: What is a cab driver doing seducing life?

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Line 26
Original Lyrics: ¿Qué es lo que hace un taxista construyendo una herida?

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Aligned Translation: What is a cab driver doing building a wound?

Free Translation: What is a cab driver doing building a wound?

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Line 27
Original Lyrics: ¿Qué es lo que hace un taxista en frente de una dama?

Typing Test: ¿                       ?

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Aligned Translation: What does a cab driver do in front of a lady?

Free Translation: What does a cab driver do in front of a lady?

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Line 28
Original Lyrics: ¿Qué es lo que hace un taxista con sus sueños de cama?

Typing Test: ¿                       ?

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Aligned Translation: What does a cab driver do with his bed dreams?

Free Translation: What does a cab driver do with his bed dreams?

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Line 29
Original Lyrics: Me pregunté, eh-eh-eh, eh-eh-eh

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Aligned Translation: I wondered, eh-eh-eh, eh-eh-eh

Free Translation: I asked myself , eh - eh - eh - eh - eh - eh

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Line 30
Original Lyrics: Lo vi abrazando y besando a una humilde muchacha

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Aligned Translation: I saw him hugging and kissing a humble girl

Free Translation: I saw him hugging and kissing a humble girl

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Line 31
Original Lyrics: Es de clase muy sencilla, lo sé por su facha

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Aligned Translation: From a very simple class, I know from her look

Free Translation: From a very simple class, I know from her look

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Original Lyrics: Me sonreía en el espejo y se sentaba de lado

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Aligned Translation: She smile at me in the mirror and she sit on her side

Free Translation: She smile at me in the mirror and she sit on her side

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Original Lyrics: Yo estaba idiotizado con el espejo empañado

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Aligned Translation: I was idiotic with the foggy mirror

Free Translation: I was idiotic with the foggy mirror

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Line 34
Original Lyrics: Me dijo: doble en la esquina

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Aligned Translation: She said to me: turn in the corner

Free Translation: She said to me: turn in the corner

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Line 35
Original Lyrics: Iremos hasta mi casa

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Aligned Translation: We'll go to my house.

Free Translation: We'll go to my house.

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Line 36
Original Lyrics: Después de un par de tequilas

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Aligned Translation: After a couple of tequilas

Free Translation: After a couple of tequilas

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Original Lyrics: Veremos qué es lo que pasa

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Aligned Translation: We'll see what happens

Free Translation: We'll see what happens

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Line 38
Original Lyrics: Para qué describir lo que hicimos en la alfombra

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Aligned Translation: Why describe what we did on the carpet

Free Translation: Why describe what we did on the carpet

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Original Lyrics: Si basta con resumir que le besé hasta la sombra

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Aligned Translation: If it is enough to summarize that I kissed her to the shadow

Free Translation: If it is enough to say that I kissed even her shadow

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Original Lyrics: Y un poco más, ah-ah-ah-ah

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Aligned Translation: And a little more, ah-ah-ah-ah

Free Translation: And a little more, ah-ah-ah-ah

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Original Lyrics: No se sienta usted tan sola

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Aligned Translation: Don't feel so lonely

Free Translation: Don't you feel so lonely

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Original Lyrics: Sufro, aunque no es lo mismo

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Aligned Translation: I suffer, although it is not the same

Free Translation: I suffer, although it is not the same

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Original Lyrics: Mi mujer y mi horario

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Aligned Translation: My wife and my schedule

Free Translation: My wife and my schedule

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Line 44
Original Lyrics: Han abierto un abismo

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Aligned Translation: They have opened an abyss

Free Translation: Have opened an abyss

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Line 45
Original Lyrics: Cómo se sufre ambos lados de las clases sociales

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Aligned Translation: How both sides of the social classes suffer

Free Translation: How both sides of the social classes suffer

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Original Lyrics: Usted sufre en su mansión, yo sufro en los arrabales

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Aligned Translation: You suffer in your mansion I suffer in the suburbs

Free Translation: You suffer in your mansion I suffer in the suburbs

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Original Lyrics: Me dijo: vente conmigo, que sepa, no estoy sola

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Aligned Translation: She said to me: come with me, let him know, I'm not alone

Free Translation: She said to me: come with me, let him know, I'm not alone

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Line 48
Original Lyrics: Se hizo en el pelo una cola, fuimos al bar donde estaban

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Aligned Translation: She made a tail in her hair, we went to the bar where they were

Free Translation: She fixed her hair with a tail, we went to the bar they were

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Line 49
Original Lyrics: Entramos, precisamente

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Aligned Translation: We entered, precisely

Free Translation: We go in, precisely

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Line 50
Original Lyrics: Él abrazaba una chica

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Aligned Translation: He was hugging a girl

Free Translation: He was hugging a girl

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Line 51
Original Lyrics: Mira si es grande el destino

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Aligned Translation: See how big is fate

Free Translation: Look how big is fate

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Line 52
Original Lyrics: Y esta ciudad es chica

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Aligned Translation: And this city is small

Free Translation: And this city small

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Line 53
Original Lyrics: Era mi mujer, eh-eh-eh, eh-eh-eh

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Aligned Translation: It was my wife, eh-eh-eh, eh-eh-eh

Free Translation: It was my wife, eh-eh-eh, eh-eh-eh

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Line 54
Original Lyrics: ¿Qué es lo que hace un taxista seduciendo a la vida?

Typing Test: ¿                     ?

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Aligned Translation: What is a cab driver doing seducing life?

Free Translation: What is a cab driver doing seducing life?

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Line 55
Original Lyrics: ¿Qué es lo que hace un taxista construyendo una herida?

Typing Test: ¿                   ?

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Aligned Translation: What is a cab driver doing building a wound?

Free Translation: What is a cab driver doing building a wound?

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Line 56
Original Lyrics: ¿Qué es lo que hace un taxista cuando un caballero

Typing Test: ¿                  

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Aligned Translation: What does a taxi driver do when a gentleman

Free Translation: What does a taxi driver do when a gentleman

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Line 57
Original Lyrics: Coincide con su mujer en horario y esmero?

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Aligned Translation: Does match your wife's schedule and dedication?

Free Translation: Match your wife's schedule and dedication?

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Line 58
Original Lyrics: Me pregunté, eh-eh-eh, eh-eh-eh

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Aligned Translation: I wondered, eh-eh-eh, eh-eh-eh

Free Translation: I asked myself , eh - eh - eh - eh - eh - eh

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Line 59
Original Lyrics: Desde aquella noche, ellos juegan a engañarnos

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Aligned Translation: Since that night, they play at deceiving us

Free Translation: Since that night, they play at cheat on us

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Line 60
Original Lyrics: Se ven en el mismo bar

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Aligned Translation: They meet in the same bar

Free Translation: They meet in the same bar

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Line 61
Original Lyrics: Y la rubia para el taxi siempre a las diez en el mismo

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Aligned Translation: And the blonde always stops the taxi at ten in the same

Free Translation: And the blonde always stops the taxi at ten o'clock at night in the same

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Original Lyrics: Lugar

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Aligned Translation: Place

Free Translation: Place

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Review

Historia de un taxi” is one of the best songs from Ricardo Arjona and is one of the Latin music classics of all time. This song is full of emotions and happenings and there is a great twist in the end. The song was released in 1994 and the video on YouTube has more than 787 million views.

The song and the video clip tell us the story of a taxi driver who doesn’t have a good relationship with his wife thanks to his busy job looking for clients all night. The taxi driver who is represented by Ricardo Arjona drives his cab around the city looking for passengers but it wasn’t a good night however when he was passing close to a bar, he sees a blonde beautiful girl that ask him to stop.

She gets into the and then he realizes that she is crying, he asks her who is she crying for, and she responds that for a guy who believes that because he is rich, he can cheat on her. The taxi driver says to her that she can use him to get vengeance on the guy who cheat on her. she smiles at him and comments that she saw the guy hugging and kissing a humble girl, later, after reflexing about it a little she asks the driver to go to her house, they will drink a couple of tequilas and see what happens.

They go to her house and she has sex with the taxi driver on the carpet, later they go again into the taxi as she decides to go back to the bar with the taxi driver just to let the guy know she isn’t alone when they enter the bar, they immediately spot the guy with the girl, at that moment, the taxi driver realizes that the world and fate work in strange ways as the girl that is kissing the guy was his wife.

At the end of the song and the clip, they decide to leave the bar without being discovered. After that night, the guy and the taxi driver’s wife meet in the same bar, while the blonde girl and the taxi driver meet in the place where she picks her up in the same place of the first night.

I can rate this song as one of the most difficult songs in Spanish to translate and understand, not because has difficult words or sentences, not even because the singing is difficult to hear, it is just because Ricardo Arjona is an expert doing rimes and weird combinations, sometimes some expression can result confusing as they made you wonder the meaning of it, really a good challenge to get better at Spanish.

Submitted by user: ANITA

Average Ratings

Most people find the song lyrics very hard to understand lyrics, lyrics sung slowly and it has very hard to remember verbs and nouns

Most words used are in very common daily usage.RAE

Historia De Taxi has 147 BPM (beats per minute)

References

RAE Based on a median word frequency of 9 using the frequency database from the Royal Spanish Academy (La Real Academia Española)

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