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Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:29 PM

Cinco siglos igual - Mercedes Sosa, Victor Heredia, Leon Gieco - (Five Centuries, no Change)


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Reply Cinco siglos igual - Mercedes Sosa, Victor Heredia, Leon Gieco - (Five Centuries, no Change) (Original post)
Xipe Totec Oct 2018 OP
Xipe Totec Oct 2018 #1
Judi Lynn Oct 2018 #2

Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:32 PM

1. Translation

Solitude over ruins
blood on the wheat
red and yellow
fountain of poison
shields and wounds
five centuries, and no change

Liberty with no gallop
torn flags
pride and lies
gold and silver medals
five centuries, and no change

In this part of the earth, history has fallen
Ö as stones fall
even those that touched the sky
and were near the sun
and were near the sun


Unloved and unmet
forgiven and forgot
bodies of mineral
working lands
childhood in poverty
five centuries, and no change


Loyalty to tombstones
sacred stones
God had no time to cry
long dream of evil
children of no one
five centuries, and no change


Death next to life
glory of a vanished people
itís a beginning, and an end
a lost legend
five centuries, and no change

In this part of the earth, history has fallen
Ö as stones fall
even those that touched the sky
and were near the sun
and were near the sun


This is fog and flowers
revolutions
and though many are gone now
no one agreed to kiss your feet
five centuries, and no change


Happy Columbus Day.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 12:06 AM

2. So beautiful, so wonderfully performed.

Thank you for introducing this song to those of us who hadn't heard it, and thank you for the translation.

So glad it was created.

So glad to hear it.

Not so glad it ever had to be written, and so angry so few in this country have any idea of reality.

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