Throwback Thursday 5

“Marta Tiene un Marcapasos”

Hombres G

Today’s Throwback Thursday is a spinoff of this week’s SOTW (which sent me down a rabbithole). “Marta Tiene un Marcapasos” [“Martha Has a Pacemaker”] is the single off of Hombres G’s sophomore album La Cagaste… Burt Lancaster [literally, You Shit on it…Burt Lancaster, but more like, You Fucked Up… Burt Lancaster]. 

The lyrics are as quirky as the song title implies. It’s about Martha’s pacemaker, which jumps out of her heart just as the singer is about to kiss her, and begins to eat the hearts of other people with tomato. I couldn’t find a good English translation, so I wrote one myself at the end of the post, if you’re interested.

Culturally, I think “Marta Tiene un Marcapasos” is the Spanish equivalent of Fountains of Wayne’s “Stacy’s Mom” and lyrically it reminds me of “Lump” by American Presidents—but way older than either. Comparisons aside, it’s a cool song that’s definitely worth checking out!


English Lyrics:

Martha has a pacemaker that animates her heart
She doesn’t have to wind it, it’s automatic
You can hear its little kicks
I think it’s alive
Martha has a pacemaker in her heart, in her heart

I feel a thump on my chest
I only wanted to kiss you
The pacemaker has come out amongst entrails an blood
Look at it’s eyes, it’s identical to its dad
Identical to it’s dad

It plays with all the children
It rips out thier hearts
It eats them with tomato, how charming
There’s no creature more beautiful than the small pacemaker
Martha’s going crazy like someone from a mental hospital

I feel a thump on my chest
I only wanted to kiss you
The pacemaker has come out amongst entrails an blood
Look at it’s eyes, it’s identical to its dad
Identical to it’s dad

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