Enigmata

Puerta Del Cielo by Enigma

The music video of La Puerta Del Cielo/ Seven Lives by Enigma with original lyrics in Spanish and a brave attempt at translating the words into a decipherable form of Engrish. The music video is a let down but the song rocks, and no, I don’t speak Spanish, but I do know what a Gringo is and have met berry berry many peoples from bar-TTTHHHE-lona.

From what I can hear, this song deals with a French Architect called Pierre-Paul Riquet who was known as the builder of the Canal du Midi in France in the 17th century. The Canal connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and was originally constructed to avoid encounters with Barbary Pirates.

If this song was a tribute, would the lyrics not be in French, and why the familiar song title?

Catalan
La puerta del cielo

Allà dins es canal
En es peu da sa muntanya
Pareix que es senten picarols
Suau si es mou sa manada.

Dins es canta des riquets
I es mussol crida sa calma
I aquella olor que em pareix
De sa palla humilada.

Es canta des riquets
I es mussol crida sa calma
I aquella olor que em pareix
De sa palla humilada.

Allà davall dins es canal
En es peu da sa muntanya
Pareix que es senten picarols
De sa palla de sa palla humilada

English
The heaven’s gate

There is a channel
At the foot of his mountain
Looks like you can sense the bells
Softly moves his herd.

Inside it there is Riquets singing
And it’s the owl who calls his calm
And that smell that seems to me
To be like his straw humiliation.

There is singing of Riquets
And it’s the owl who calls his calm
And that smell that seems to me
To be like his straw humiliation.

There below there is a channel
At the foot of his mountain
Looks like you can sense the bells
To be to be like his straw humiliation

Canal du Midi in Southern France

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