On The Balcony Of The Casa Rosada / Don't Cry For Me Argentina

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Mandy Patinkin

Mandel Bruce "Mandy" Patinkin ( /pəˈtɪŋkɨn/; born November 30, 1952) is an American actor of stage and screen and a tenor singer. He is a noted interpreter of the musical works of Stephen Sondheim, and is best known for his work in musical theatre, originating iconic roles such as Georges Seurat in Sunday in the Park with George. more »


Year:
1979
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People of Argentina
Your newly elected President, Juan Peron

(Peron, Peron, Peron, Peron)
(Peron, Peron, Peron, Peron)
(Peron, Peron, Peron)

Argentinos, Argentinos
We are all workers now
Fighting against our common enemies
Poverty, social injustice
Foreign domination of our industries
Reaching for our common goals
Our independence, our dignity, our pride

Let the world know that our great nation is awakening
And that its heart beats in the humble bodies
Of Juan Peron and his wife
The first lady of Argentina
Eva Duarte de Peron

As a mere observer of this tasteless phenomenon
One has to admire the stage management
There again perhaps I'm more than a mere observer
Listen to my enthusiasm gentlemen
Peron! Peron! Peron!
Look, if I take off my shirt, will you

(Evita, Evita, Evita, Evita)
(Evita, Evita, Evita, Evita)

It won't be easy, you'll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
That I still need your love after all that I've done
You won't believe me
All you will see is a girl you once knew
Although she's dressed up to the nines
At sixes and sevens with you

I had to let it happen, I had to change
Couldn't stay all my life down at heel
Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun
So I chose freedom
Running around trying everything new
But nothing impressed me at all
I never expected it to

Don't cry for me, Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance

And as for fortune, and as for fame
I never invited them in
Though it seemed to the world they were all I desired
They are illusions
They're not the solutions they promised to be
The answer was here all the time
I love you and hope you love me

Don't cry for me, Argentina

Don't cry for me, Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance

Have I said too much? There's nothing more
I can think of to say to you
But all you have to do is look at me to know
That every word is true

Just listen to that! The voice of Argentina! 
We are adored! We are loved!

Statesmanship is more than entertaining peasants

We shall see, little man

Evita Peron! La Santa Peronista!
Evita Peron! La Santa Peronista!
Evita Peron! La Santa Peronista!
Evita Peron! La Santa Peronista!
Evita Peron! La Santa Peronista!
Evita Peron! La Santa Peronista!
Evita Peron! La Santa Peronista!
Evita Peron! La Santa Peronista!
Evita Peron!

I am only a simple woman who lives to serve Peron 
In his noble crusade to rescue his people!
I was once as you are now! 
I have taken these riches from the oligarchs only for you
For all of you! One day you will inherit these treasures! 
Descamisados! When they fire those cannons
when the crowds sing of glory, it is not just for Peron
But for all of us! All of us!

Things have reached a pretty pass
When someone pretty lower class
Can be accepted and admired

But your despicable class is dead!
Look who they are calling for now!

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Written by: TIM RICE, ANDREW WEBBER

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