A New Argentina Lyrics

[Peron:]

Dice are rolling, the knives are out

Would-be presidents are all around

I don't say they mean harm

But they'd each give an arm

To see us six feet underground

[Eva:]

It doesn't matter what those morons say

Our nation's leaders are a feeble crew

There's only twenty of them anyway

What is twenty next to millions who

Are looking to you?

All you have to do is sit and wait

Keeping out of everybody's way

We'll ... you'll be handed power on a plate

When the ones who matter have their say

And with chaos installed

You can reluctantly agree to be called

[Peron:]

There again we could be foolish not to quit while we're ahead

For distance lends enchantment, and that is why

All exiles are distinguished, more important, they're not dead

I could find job satisfaction in Paraguay

[Eva:]

This is crazy defeatist talk

Why commit political suicide, there's no risk

There's no call for any action at all

When you have unions on your side

[Workers:]

A new Argentina, the chains of the masses untied

A new Argentina, the voice of the people

Cannot be denied

[Eva:]

There is only one man who can lead any workers' regime

He lives for your problems, he shares your ideals and your dream

He supports you, for he loves you

Understands you, is one of you

If not, how could he love me?

[Workers:]

A new Argentina, the workers' battle song

A new Argentina, the voice of the people

Rings out loud and long

[Eva:]

Now I am a worker, I've suffered the way that you do

I've been unemployed, and I've starved and I've hated it too

But I found my salvation in Peron, may the nation

Let him save them as he saved me

[All:]

A new Argentina, a new age about to begin

A new Argentina, we face the world together

And no dissent within

[Peron:]

There again we could be foolish not to quit while we're ahead

I can see us many miles away, inactive

Sipping cocktails on a terrace, taking breakfast in bed

Sleeping easy, doing nothing, it's attractive

[Eva:]

Don't think I don't think like you

I often get those nightmares too

They always take some swallowing

Sometimes it's very difficult to keep momentum

If it's you that you are following

Don't close doors, keep an escape clause

Because we might lose the Big Apple

But would I have done what I did

If I hadn't thought, if I hadn't known

We would take the country

[Eva:]

Peron has resigned from the army and this we avow

The descamisados are those he is marching with now

He supports you, for he loves you

Understands you, is one of you

If not, how could he love me?

[All:]

A new Argentina, the chains of the masses untied

A new Argentina, the voice of the people

Cannot be, and must not be denied

[Che:]

How annoying that they have to fight elections for their cause

The inconvenience, having to get a majority

If normal methods of persuasion fail to win them applause

There are other ways of establishing authority

[All:]

A new Argentina, the chains of the masses untied

A new Argentina, the voice of the people

Cannot be, and will not be, and must not be denied.

A New Argentina Lyrics From The Musical Evita vol. 1


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