La Media Naranja

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about

I learned that the phrase "la media naranja" -- literally translated "half orange" -- is a slang term for "my better half" in some Spanish speaking cultures.

I thought this was cute so I wrote this song about orange halves in love.

lyrics

La media naranja
I need ya, I want ya
Hang with me, happily
On the branch of our orange tree
La media naranja
I'll never need more than ya
Cause you love me for real
Even under the peel

You're vitamin packed
Doctor recommended
Nutritious, refreshing and splendid
Orange you the sweetest one I know
But if they make cocktails with you
They better squeeze me in there too

Intoxicating and delicious
Are your orange flavored kisses
What a wonderful life this is
With you, my better half

La media naranja
Let's roll on down to Florida
Visit our families
In the groves of the orange trees
La media naranja
I can't get enough of ya
The one that I adore
I keep coming back for more

And nothing compares to good times with us
When we're together, nothing even rhymes with us
Two halves of one whole, chillin' in this old fruit bowl
But if they make juice out of you
They better squeeze me in there too

Then into the compost our peels will go
Turn into dirt and help things grow
I'm sure it's lovely down below
As long as I'm with you, my better half
My better half
My better half
My better half

credits

from Right Now For Now, released July 28, 2013
Casey Dinkin - songwriter, vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar
Dan Siegler - producer, keyboards
Joseph Wallace - bass
Rob Heath - drums

Recorded by Dan Siegler at Saturnfoot Studios and Bowery Digital, NYC
Mixed by Jesse Gladstone at Saturnfoot Studios
Mastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios, NYC

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