"Cúrame" from Tres cosas
Juana Molina doesn’t have many love songs; maybe “Cúrame” (“heal me”) is the only one. It’s a clear example of the simplification of the songs in Tres cosas to their most pure and crystallized form.
I’ve always felt that “Cúrame” has two sides. It’s a very gentle song, especially when the keyboard is added at the end and softens the sounds. The instrumental outro is very sweet too. But if she is asking someone to heal her, it’s because she is hurt. Juana is completely vulnerable this time. She seems to be worn out by her own yearnings and her emotions are piercing.
She is only joined by a guitar that repeats the same pattern again and again; those chords are like dangling almost automatically from one place to the other and back again. That’s why when the melody of the guitar changes, it has such a strong impact and these new notes feel as if they were unfolding, like the blooming of a flower — or the falling of its petals one my one.