Gloria Estefan (Cuts Both Ways)

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The Album

Gloria Estefan’s musical journey is one marked by innovation, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to her Latin roots. On 28 July 1989, she embarked on a solo endeavor with her album Gloria Estefan (Cuts Both Ways) a project that not only showcased her exceptional vocal talent but also served as a bridge between her past successes with the Miami Sound Machine and her future as a solo sensation.

The Miami Sound Machine Legacy:

Before delving into the essence of “Cuts Both Ways,” it’s crucial to acknowledge the profound influence of the Miami Sound Machine on Estefan’s career. Formed in the late 1970s, the Miami Sound Machine was more than just a band; it was a cultural phenomenon. Fusing Latin rhythms with pop sensibilities, the group spearheaded a musical revolution that transcended borders and captivated audiences worldwide. With hits like “Conga” and “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” the Miami Sound Machine became synonymous with infectious beats and energetic performances.

Estefan’s decision to pursue a solo career could have been daunting, yet she approached it with grace and determination. While “Cuts Both Ways” is technically her first solo album, the influence of the Miami Sound Machine is palpable throughout. From the vibrant rhythms to the bilingual lyrics, the album pays homage to Estefan’s roots while also showcasing her evolution as an artist.

Conclusion

“Gloria Estefan (Cuts Both Ways)” is more than just an album; it’s a testament to Gloria Estefan’s enduring legacy as a trailblazer in the world of music. By seamlessly blending Latin rhythms with pop melodies, Estefan crafted a collection of songs that transcends genre boundaries and continues to resonate with audiences decades later. With its infectious energy, heartfelt lyrics, and undeniable charm, “Cuts Both Ways” stands as a timeless masterpiece that solidified Estefan’s status as a solo icon while honoring the rich musical legacy of the Miami Sound Machine

Track Listing

  1. Ay, Ay, I
  2. Here We Are
  3. Say
  4. think About You now
  5. Nothin’ New
  6. Oye Mi Canto (Hear My voice)
  7. Don’t Wanna Lose You
  8. Get On Your Feet
  9. Your Love Is Bad For Me
  10. Cuts Both Ways

Don’t Want To Lose You

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Lyrics

Sometimes it’s hard
To make things clear
I know when to face the truth and I know
That the moment is here

I’ll open my heart
And show you inside
My love has no pride, I feel with you
I’ve got nothing to hide

So, open your eyes
And see who I am
And not who you want for me to be
I am only myself, myself

I don’t wanna lose you now
We’re gonna get through somehow
Don’t wanna lose you now
Forever
Baby, I finally found
The courage to stand my ground
But if you want me, I’ll be around
Forever

We all make mistakes
We all lose our way
But we stood the test of time
And I hope
That’s the way it will stay

It’s all up to you
To tell me to go
‘Cause it won’t be me to walk away
When you’re all that I know
And I know

That I don’t wanna lose you now
We’re gonna get through somehow
Don’t wanna lose you now
Forever, never
Baby, I finally found
The courage to stand my ground
But if you want me, I’ll be around
Forever
Forever, yeah, yeah

Don’t wanna lose you
Lose you now
We’re gonna get through somehow
Don’t wanna lose you now
I don’t wanna lose you
Don’t wanna lose you

Here We Are

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Lyrics

Here we are, face to face
We forget, time and place
Hold me now, don’t let go
Though it hurts and we both know

The time we spend together’s gonna fly
And everything you do to me is gonna feel so right
Baby when you’re loving me I feel like I could cry
‘Cause there’s nothing I can do
To keep from loving you
No, no, no, no, no

Here we are, all alone
Trembling hearts, beating strong
Reaching out, breathless kiss
I never thought could feel like this

I want to stop the time from passing by
I wanna close my eyes and feel your lips are touching mine
Baby, when you’re close to me
I want you more each time
And there’s nothing I can do
To keep from loving you

There’s nothing I can do I’m helpless in your arms
Oh baby what you do, I’m in love, this is it
There’s no turning back this time, no, no, no

Here we are once again
But this time we’re only friends
Funny world sometimes lies
Become the game, when love’s the prize

And though no one knows what’s going on inside
And all the love I feel for you is something I should hide
When I have you close to me the feelings so sublime
But there’s nothing I can do to keep from loving you
No, no, no
Can’t keep from loving you, baby
No, no, no

There’s nothing I can do, my baby
Can’t keep from loving you

Reference

Cuts Both Ways – Wikipedia