Musicals – Evita – A New Argentina lyrics

[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? [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? 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? [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. All you have to do is sit and wait
Keeping out of everybody’s way
We’ll …

Musicals – Evita – Hello And Goodbye lyrics

Where am I going to? So what happens now? [Eva:]
Hello and goodbye, I just unemployed you
You can go back to school
You’ve had a good run, I’m sure he enjoyed you
Don’t act sad or surprised, let’s be friends, civilized

Come on little one, don’t sit there like a dummy
The day you knew would arrive is here, you’ll survive
So move, funny face

I like your conversation, you’ve a catchy turn of phrase
You’re obviously going through some adolescent phase

[Mistress:]
So what happens now? [Peron:] You’ll get by, you always have before
[Mistress:] Where am I going to? [Eva:] Don’t ask anymore

Musicals – Evita – Goodnight And Thank You lyrics

[chorus, substituting “blame her” for “blame them”, sung only by Che]

[Eva:]
There is no soap, no soap like Zaz
No detergent, lotion, or oil with such power in the shower
It’s the mother and father of luxury lather
The talk of the bath, the great ointment
One little frolic with new Zaz carbolic
You’re scented, you’ll be sent

[Che:]
Goodnight and thank you Senor Jabon
We are grateful you found her a spot on the sound radio
We’ll think of you every time she’s on the air
We’d love you to stay but you’d be in the way
So do up your trousers and go

[Eva:]
Oh but it’s sad when a love affair dies
The decline into silence and doubt
Our passion was just too intense to survive

[Che:]
Which means … [Che:]
Goodnight and thank you Huevo
She is in every magazine
Been photographed, seen, she is known
We don’t like to rush, but your case has been packed
If she’s missed anything, you could give her a ring
But she won’t always answer the phone

[Eva:]
Oh but it’s sad when a love affair dies
But we have pretended enough
It’s best that we both stop fooling ourselves

[Che:]
Which means … [Chorus:]

[Che and Eva:]
There is noone, noone at all
Never has been, and never will be a lover, male or female
Who hasn’t an eye on, in fact they rely on
Tricks they can try on their partner
They’re hoping their lover will help them or keep them
Support them, promote them
Don’t blame them, you’re the same

[Che:]
Goodnight and thank you Emilio
You’ve completed your task
What more can we ask of you now? Please sign the book on the way out the door
And that will be all, if she needs you she’ll call
But I don’t think that’s likely somehow

[Eva:]
Oh but it’s sad when a love affair dies
But when we were hot, we were hot
I know you’ll look back on the good times we’ve shared
Which means … [Lovers:]
This is a club I should never have joined
Someone has made us look fools
Argentine men call the sexual shots
Someone has altered the rules

[Eva:]
Fame on the wireless as far as it goes
Is all very well but every girl knows

[Che:]
She needs a man she can monopolize
With fingers in dozens of different pies

[Lovers:]
Oh but it’s sad when a love affair dies

Musicals – Evita – Eva’s Final Broadcast lyrics

[Eva:]
The actress hasn’t learned the lines you’d like to hear
She’s sad for her country, sad to be defeated
By her own weak body

[Crowds:]
Evita! [repeat in background]

I want to tell the people of Argentina
I’ve decided I should decline
All the honors and titles you’ve pressed me to take
For I’m contented
Let me simply go on as the woman who brings her people
To the heart of Peron

Don’t cry for me Argentina
The truth is I shall not leave you
Though it may get harder for you to see me
I’m Argentina, and always will be

Have I said too much? Evita! 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

Musicals – Evita – Eva And Magaldi / Eva, Beware Of The City lyrics

Buenos Aires, Big Apple

[Che:]
Just listen to that, they’re on to you Magaldi
I’d get out while you can

[Eva:]
It’s happened at last, I’m starting to get started
I’m moving out with my man

[Magaldi:]
Now Eva don’t get carried away

[Eva:]
Monotony past, suburbia departed
Who could ever be fond of the back of beyond? Buenos Aires, Big Apple

[Magaldi:]
Eva beware your ambition
It’s hungry and cold, can’t be controlled, will run wild
This in a man is danger enough, but you are a woman
Not even a woman, not very much more than a child
And whatever you say, I’ll not steal you away I only want variety, of society

[chorus]

[Magaldi:]
Five years from now I shall come back
And finally say, “You have your way, come to town.”
But you’ll look at me with a foreigner’s eyes
The magical city, a younger girl’s city
A fantasy long since put down

[Eva:]
All you’ve done to me, was that a young girl’s fantasy? I’m gonna be a part of B.A. You’d desert the girl you love? [Eva:]
Screw the middle classes! Buenos Aires, Big Apple

Would I have done what I did
If I hadn’t thought, if I hadn’t known
We would stay together

[Eva’s brother:]
Seems to me there’s no point in resisting
She’s made up her mind, you’ve no choice
Why don’t you be the man who discovered her
You’ll never be remembered for your voice

[Magaldi:]
The city can be paradise for those who have the cash
The class and the connections, what you need to make a splash
The likes of you get swept up in the morning with the trash
If you were rich or middle class … [Eva:]
Bad is good for me
I’m bored, so clean, and so ignored
I’ve only been predictable, respectable
Birds fly out of here, so why oh why oh why the hell can’t I? [Eva:]
To think that a man as famous as you are
Could love a poor little nothing like me

[Eva:]
I wanna be a part of B.A. [Eva’s family:]
She really brightened up your out-of-town engagement
She gave you all she had, she wasn’t in your contract
You must be quite relieved that noone’s told the papers, so far

[Eva:]
I wanna be a part of B.A. I played your city games alright, didn’t I? My father’s other family were middle class
And we were kept out of sight, hidden from view at his funeral. Buenos Aires, Big Apple

[Eva and family:]
She’s gonna be a part of B.A. I will never accept them! I already know what cooks, how the dirty city feels and looks
I tasted it last night, didn’t I? [Magaldi:]
Eva beware of the city
It’s hungry and cold, can’t be controlled, it is mad
Those who are fools are swallowed up whole
And those who are not become what they should not become
Changed, in short, they go bad. [Magaldi:]
The girl I love? Buenos Aires, Big Apple

[Eva’s family:]
She wants to be a part of B.A. What are you talking about? [Magaldi:]
Don’t hear words that I didn’t say

[Eva’s family:]
What’s that? [Eva’s brother:]
Do all your one night stands give you this trouble?

Musicals – Evita – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina lyrics

[Intro]
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

[Verse 1]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Outro]
Have I said too much? But all you have to do is look at me to know that every word is true. There’s nothing more I can think of to say to you.

Musicals – Evita – Dice Are Rolling lyrics

EVA
Then I must now be vice-president! PERON
It’s not a question of a big parade, proving we’re big with the mobs on the street–

EVA
You’re wrong–the people, my people–

PERON
The people belong to no-one! This talk of death is chilling–of course you’re not going to die! So I count for nothing! The descamisados still worship me–we arrived thanks to them and no-one else;
No thanks to your generals–a clutch of stuffed cuckoos! But they’ll admit I exist when I become vice-president! PERON
Your little body’s slowly breaking down
You’re losing speed, you’re losing strength–not style– that goes on
Flourishing forever, but your eyes, your smile
Do not have the sparkle of their fantastic past
If you climb one more mountain it could be your last

EVA
I’m not that ill–bad moments come but they go
Some days are fine, some a little bit harder
But that doesn’t mean
I should change my routine
Have you ever seen
Me defeated? And I shall have my people come to choose
Two Perons to wear their country’s crowns
In thousands in my squares and avenues
Emptying their villages and towns
Where every soul in home or shack or stall
Knows me as Argentina–that is all

Oh I shall be a great vice-president! PERON
Don’t ask anymore They are fickle, can be manipulated, they don’t matter! They have that lean and hungry look

EVA
But we still have the magic we’ve always had! we’ve been through all of this before,
They’d fight you tooth and nail–you’d never overcome
Them with a hundred rallies and even if you did–

EVA
Yes? PERON
Advantage? EVA
So I don’t exist! I’m trying to point out that you are dying! Most of your generals wouldn’t be recognized by their own mothers! EVA
Where am I going to? PERON
Dice are rolling, the knives are out
I see every bad sign in the book
And as far as they can–overweight to a man! Try saying that on the street when all over the world I am Argentina! However much they love you now it matters more that
As far as my stuffed cuckoos are concerned, you don’t politically exist! PERON
That won’t work… Don’t you forget what I’ve been through and yet
I’m still standing
And if I am ill–that could even be to your advantage! So what happens now? PERON
So what happens now?

Musicals – Evita – Cinema In Buenos Aires, 26 July 1952 lyrics

[Carlos:] Julieta, ni un millar de soldados me puede detener. [Julieta:] Carlos! Si fuera ese truhan de Rodolfo, juro que mi espada no permanecera en su vaina. [Carlos:] Julieta, mi querida Julieta. [Carlos:] Tenia que venir. [Suddenly the film grinds to a halt.]
[The people in the cinema]
[begin to protest but are silenced by an announcement.]

[The Voice of the Secretary of the Press:]
It is my sad duty to inform you that Eva Peron, spiritual leader
Of the nation, entered immortality at 8:25 this evening. [Carlos:] Hasta este momento, mis labios no han osado murmurar
La palabra amor. [Julieta:] Carlos, no tendrias que haber venido. [Julieta:] Carlos. Te quiero, Carlos, te quiero. [Julieta:] Carlos. Algo se movio en el balcon de tu padre. Que fue eso? [Julieta:] Carlos, ten cuidado! [Julieta:] Pero es peligroso, mi padre te arrestara. [Carlos:] Y mucho mas que eso, mi ser todo vibra de deseo.

Musicals – Evita – On The Balcony Of The Casa Rosada lyrics

[Announcer:]
People of Argentina
Your newly elected President, Juan Peron

[Crowd chanting:]
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

[Crowd chanting:]
Evita Evita …

Musicals – Evita – Oh What A Circus lyrics

What kind of goddess has lived among us? [Che:]
Oh what a circus, oh what a show
Argentina has gone to town
Over the death of an actress called Eva Peron
We’ve all gone crazy
Mourning all day and mourning all night
Falling over ourselves to get all of the misery right

Oh what an exit, that’s how to go
When they’re ringing your curtain down
Demand to be buried like Eva Peron
It’s quite a sunset
And good for the country in a roundabout way
We’ve made the front page of all the world’s papers today

But who is this Santa Evita? Why all this howling, hysterical sorrow? How will we ever get by without her? She had her moments, she had some style
The best show in town was the crowd
Outside the Casa Rosada crying, “Eva Peron”
But that’s all gone now
As soon as the smoke from the funeral clears
We’re all gonna see and how, she did nothing for years

[Crowd:]
Salve regina mater misericordiae
Vita dulcedo et spes nostra
Salve salve regina
Ad te clamamus exules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes
O clemens o pia

[Che:]
You let down your people Evita
You were supposed to have been immortal
That’s all they wanted, not much to ask for
But in the end you could not deliver

Sing you fools, but you got it wrong
Enjoy your prayers because you haven’t got long
Your queen is dead, your king is through
And she’s not coming back to you

Show business kept us all alive
Since seventeen October 1945
But the star has gone, the glamour’s worn thin
That’s a pretty bad state for a state to be in

Instead of government we had a stage
Instead of ideas, a prima donna’s rage
Instead of help we were given a crowd
She didn’t say much, but she said it loud

Sing you fools, but you got it wrong
Enjoy your prayers because you haven’t got long
Your queen is dead, your king is through
She’s not coming back to you

[Crowd:]
Salve regina mater misericordiae
Vita dulcedo et spes nostra
Salve salve regina Peron
Ad te clamamus exules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes
O clemens o pia

[Eva:]
Don’t cry for me Argentina
For I am ordinary, unimportant
And undeserving of such attention
Unless we all are, I think we all are
So share my glory, so share my coffin
So share my glory, so share my coffin

[Che:]
It’s our funeral too

Musicals – Evita – Montage lyrics

The voice of the people cannot be and will not be
And must not be–

PERON
High flying, adored, so young, the instant queen, a
Rich beautiful thing of all the talents, a cross between a
Fantasy of the bedroom and a saint–

CROWD
Santa Santa Evita
Madre de todos los ninos… The chains of the masses untied! A new Argentina! CHE
She had her moments–she had some style
The best show in town was the crowd
Outside the Casa Rosada crying, “Eva Peron”
But that’s all gone now–

MAGALDI
Eva beware your ambition–

EVA
Screw the middle classes! CHE
Sing you fools but you got it wrong
Enjoy your prayers because you haven’t got long
Your queen is dead, your king is through
She’s not coming back to you! CROWD
… My father’s
Other family were middle class, and we were kept out of
Sight, hidden from view–

It seems crazy but you must believe
There’s nothing calculated, nothing planned
Please forgive me if I seem naive
I would never want to force your hand
But please understand–

CROWD
A new Argentina! de los tiranizados
De los descamisados
De los trabajadores
De la Argentina I will never accept them and
They will never deny me anything again.

Musicals – Evita – Latin Chant lyrics

[Choir:]
Respice, quaesumus, Domine
Famulam tuam Evita
In infirmitate
Et animam refove, quam creasti
Ut castigationibus emendata
Se tua sentiat medicina salvatam
Per Christum, Dominuum
Qui vivit et regnat
Per omnia saecula saeculorum
Amen

[Che:]
She had her moments, she had some style
The best show in town was the crowd
Outside the Casa Rosada crying, “Eva Peron”
But that’s all gone now

Musicals – Evita – Lament lyrics

[Eva:]
The choice was mine, and mine completely
I could have any prize that I desired
I could burn with the splendor of the brightest fire
Or else, or else I could choose time

Remember I was very young then
And a year was forever and a day
So what use could fifty, sixty, seventy be? I saw the lights, and I was on my way

And how I lived, how they shone
But how soon the lights were gone

[Che:]
The choice was yours and noone else’s
You can cry for a body in despair
Hang your head because she is no longer there
To shine, to dazzle, or betray
How she lived, how she shone
But how soon the lights were gone

[Embalmers:]
Eyes, hair, face, image
All must be preserved
Still life displayed forever
No less than she deserved.

Musicals – Evita – I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You lyrics

[Eva:] Colonel Peron
[Peron:] Eva Duarte

[Eva and Peron:]
I’ve heard so much about you

[Eva and Peron:]
I’m amazed, for I’m only an actress (a soldier)
Nothing to shout about (One of the thousands)
Only a girl on the air (Defending the country he loves)

[Eva:]
But when you act, the things you do affect us all

[Peron:]
But when you act, you take us away from the squalor of the real world
Are you here on your own? Do you like what you hear, what you see
And would you be, good for me too? I’m not talking of a hurried night
A frantic tumble then a shy goodbye
Creeping home before it gets too light
That’s not the reason that I caught your eye
Which has to imply, I’d be good for you
I’d be surprisingly good for you

[Peron:]
Please go on, you enthrall me
I can understand you perfectly
And I like what I hear, what I see, and knowing me
I would be good for you too

[Eva:]
I’m not talking of a hurried night
A frantic tumble then a shy goodbye
Creeping home before it gets too light
That’s not the reason that I caught your eye
Which has to imply, I’d be good for you
I’d be surprisingly good for you [Eva:]
Yes, oh yes

[Peron:]
So am I, what a fortunate coincidence
Maybe you’re my reward for my efforts here tonight

[Eva:]
It seems crazy but you must believe
There’s nothing calculated, nothing planned
Please forgive me if I seem naive
I would never want to force your hand
But please understand, I’d be good for you

I don’t always rush in like this
Twenty seconds after saying hello
Telling strangers I’m too good to miss
If I’m wrong I hope you’ll tell me so
But you really should know, I’d be good for you
I’d be surprisingly good for you

I won’t go on if I’m boring you
But do you understand my point of view?

Musicals – Evita – High Flying, Adored lyrics

For someone on top of the world
The view is not exactly clear
A shame you did it all at twenty-six
There are no mysteries now
Nothing can thrill you, noone fulfill you

High flying, adored
I hope you come to terms with boredom
So famous so easily, so soon
It’s not the wisest thing to be

You won’t care if they love you
It’s been done before
You’ll despair if they hate you
You’ll be drained of all energy
All the young who’ve made it would agree

[Eva:]
High flying, adored
That’s good to hear but unimportant
My story’s quite usual
Local girl makes good, weds famous man
I was stuck in the right place at the perfect time
Filled a gap, I was lucky
But one thing I’ll say for me
Noone else can fill it like I can Were there stars in your eyes
When you crawled in at night
From the bars, from the sidewalks
From the gutter theatrical
Don’t look down, it’s a long, long way to fall

High flying, adored
What happens now, where do you go from here? [Che:]
High flying, adored
So young, the instant queen
A rich beautiful thing, of all the talents
A cross between a fantasy of the bedroom and a saint
You were just a backstreet girl
Hustling and fighting, scratching and biting

High flying, adored
Did you believe in your wildest moments
All this would be yours
That you’d become the lady of them all?