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?

Musicals – Evita – Waltz For Eva And Che lyrics

I’d say low
Better to win by admitting my sin
Than to lose with a halo

[Che:]
Tell me before I seek worthier pastures
And thereby restore self-esteem
How can you be so short-sighted
To look never further than this week or next week
To have no impossible dream? Oh what I’d give for a hundred years
But the physical interferes
Every day more, O my Creator
What is the good of the strongest heart
In a body that’s falling apart? [Che:]
Tell me before I waltz out of your life
Before turning my back on the past
Forgive my impertinent behavior
But how long do you think this pantomime can last? Tell me before I ride off in the sunset
There’s one thing I never got clear
How can you claim you’re our savior
When those who oppose you are stepped on,
Or cut up, or simply disappear? A serious flaw, I hope You know that Tell me before you get onto your high horse
Just what you expect me to do
I don’t care what the bourgeoisie say
I’m not in business for them
But to give all my descamisados
A magical moment or two

[Che and Eva:]
There is evil, ever around
Fundamental system of government
Quite incidental

[Eva:]
So what are my chances of honest advances? [Eva:]
Allow me to help you slink off to the sidelines
And mark your adieu with three cheers
But first tell me who’d be delighted
If I said I’d take on the world’s greatest problems
From war to pollution, no hope of solution
Even if I lived for one hundred years

[Che and Eva:]
There is evil, ever around
Fundamental system of government
Quite incidental

[Eva:]
So go, if you’re able, to somewhere unstable
And stay there
Whip up your hate in some tottering state
But not here, dear
Is that clear, dear? [Eva:]
Tell me before you get onto your bus
Before joining the forgotten brigade
How can one person like me, say,
Alter the time-honored way the game is played?

Musicals – Evita – The Lady’s Got Potential lyrics

Who did not feel the need to be elected

They had themselves a party at the point of a gun
They were slightly to the right of Atilla the Hun
A bomb or two and very few objected

Yeah, just one shell and governments fall like flies, kapow, die
They stumble and fall, bye bye
Backs to the wall, aim high
We’re having a ball
The tank and bullet rule as democracy dies

The lady’s got potential, she was setting her sights
On making it in movies with her name in lights
The greatest social climber since Cinderella

OK, she couldn’t act but she had the right friends
And we all know a career depends
On knowing the right fella to be stellar

Yeah, just one shell and governments lose their nerve, kapow, die
They stumble and fall, bye bye
Backs to the wall, aim high
We’re having a ball
That’s how we get the government we deserve

Now the man behind the President calling the shots
Involved so discreetly in a lot of their plots
Was Colonel Juan Peron, would be dictator

He began in the army out in Italy so
Saw Mussolini’s rise from the very front row
I reckon he’d do likewise sooner or later

Yeah, just one blast and the tear gas falls like rain, kapow, die
They haven’t a chance, bye bye
The terrorists advance
But one guy doesn’t dirty his hands
Peron was biding time out in the slow lane

Yeah, suddenly an earthquake hit the town of San Juan, kapow, die
They stumble and fall, bye bye
Keep away from the wall
But one guy was having a ball
The tragedy, a golden chance for Peron

He organized a concert with incredible flair
In aid of all the victims, such a grand affair
Politicians, actors, stars of every flavor

It was January twenty-second, 1944
A night to remember, yeah, that’s for sure
For that’s the night that Peron first met Eva
For that’s the night that Peron first met Eva [Che:]
In June of forty-three there was a military coup
Behind it was a gang called the G.O.U.

Musicals – Evita – She Is A Diamond lyrics

She’s not a bauble you can brush aside
She’s been out doing what we just talked about, example
Gave us back our businesses, got the English out
And when you think about it, well why not do
One or two of the things we promised to? [Peron:]
But on the other hand, she’s all they have
She’s a diamond in their dull gray lives
And that’s the hardest kind of stone
It usually survives
And when you think about it, can you recall
The last time they loved anyone at all? But on the other hand, she’s slowing down
She’s lost a little of that magic drive
But I would not advise those critics present to derive
Any satisfaction from her fading star
She’s the one who’s kept us where we are

[Officers:]
She’s the one who’s kept you where you are

Musicals – Evita – Santa Evita lyrics

For I love you
[Che:] Turn a blind eye, Evita
Tell Heaven I’m doing my best
[Che:] Turn a blind eye
I’m praying for you, even though you’re already blessed

[Workers:]
Santa Santa Evita
Madre de todos los ninos
De los tiranizados, de los descamisados
De los trabajadores, de la Argentina For I love you, tell Heaven I’m doing my best
I’m praying for you, even though you’re already blessed

Please, mother Eva, will you look upon me as your own? [Children:]
Please, gentle Eva, will you bless a little child? Make me special, be my angel
Be my everything wonderful perfect and true
And I’ll try to be exactly like you

Please, holy Eva, will you feed a hungry child? For I love you, tell Heaven I’m doing my best
I’m praying for you, even though you’re already blessed

Please, mother Eva, will you feed a hungry child?

Musicals – Evita – Requiem For Evita lyrics

[Crowd:]
Requiem aeternum dona Evita
Requiem aeternum dona Evita
Requiem Evita, Requiem Evita
Evita, Evita, Evita, Evita
Grant eternal rest to Evita
Grant eternal rest to Evita
Rest to Evita, Rest to Evita
Evita, Evita, Evita, Evita

Requiem aeternum dona Evita
Requiem aeternum dona Evita
Requiem Evita, Requiem Evita
Evita, Evita, Evita, Evita

Musicals – Evita – Rainbow Tour lyrics

[Peron:]
People of Europe, I send you the Rainbow of Argentina

[Che:]
Spain has fallen to the charms of Evita
She can do what she likes, it doesn’t matter much
[Aide #1:]
She’s our lady of the new world with a golden touch
[Aide #2:]
She filled a bull-ring, forty-five thousand seater
[Che:]
But if you’re prettier than General Franco, that’s not hard

[Aide #1:]
Franco’s reign in Spain should see out the forties
So you’ve just acquired an ally who
Looks as secure in his job as you
[Aide #2:]
But more important current political thought is
Your wife’s a phenomenal asset, your trump card

[Chorus:]

[Peron and Aides:]
Let’s hear it for the Rainbow Tour
It’s been an incredible success
We weren’t quite sure, we had a few doubts

[Peron:] Will Evita win through? [Italian admiral:]
But Signora Peron it’s an easy mistake
I’m still called an admiral
Yet I gave up the sea long ago

[Aide #2:]
More bad news from Rome; she met with the Pope
She only got a rosary, a kindly word
[Che:]
I wouldn’t say the Holy Father gave her the bird
But papal decorations, never a hope
[Aide #1:]
She still looked the part at St. Peter’s, caught the eye

[chorus]

[Peron:] Will Evita win through? But the answer is
[Aide #2:] Yes
[Aide #1:] Yes
[Aide #2:] Yes [Aide #1:] And the answer is
[Aide #2:] Yes
[Che:] And no
[Aides:] And yes
[Che:] And no
[Aides:] And yes
[Che:] No

[chorus]

[Aides:] Would Evita win through? [Aides:] But the answer is yes

[Peron:]
There you are, I told you so
Makes no difference where she goes
The whole world over just the same
Just listen to them call her name
And who would underestimate the actress now? [Aides:] But the answer is … [Che:] A qualified
[Aides:] Yes

[Che:]
Eva started well, no question, in France
Shining like a sun through the post-war haze
A beautiful reminder of the care-free days
She nearly captured the French, she sure had the chance
But she suddenly seemed to lose interest
She looked tired

[Che:]
Face the facts, the Rainbow’s starting to fade
I don’t think she’ll make it to England now

[Aide #1:]
It wasn’t on the schedule anyhow

[Che:]
You’d better get out the flags and fix a parade
Some kind of coming home in triumph is required

[chorus]

[Aide #2:] Would Evita win through? [Che:]
Now I don’t like to spoil a wonderful story
But the news from Rome isn’t quite as good
She hasn’t gone down like they thought she would
Italy’s unconvinced by Argentine glory
They equate Peron with Mussolini, can’t think why

[Eva:]
Did you hear that? They actually called me a whore! They called me a whore!

Musicals – Evita – Peron’s Latest Flame lyrics

Dangerous Jade

[Aristocrats:]
We have allowed ourselves to slip
We have completely lost our grip
We have declined to an all-time low
Tarts have become the set to know

[Eva:]
I am only a radio star with just one weekly show
But speaking as one of the people I want you to know
We are tired of the decline of Argentina
With no sign of a government able to give us the things we deserve

[Army:]
It’s no crime for officers to do as they please
As long as they’re discreet and keep clear of disease
We ignore, we disregard
But once they allow a bit on the side
To move to the center where she’s not qualified
We are forced to mark his card

She should get into her head
She should not get out of bed
She should know that she’s not paid
To be loud but to be laid
Slut! [Che:] At the watering holes of the well-to-do
I detect a resistance to
[Aristocrats:] Precisely
[Che:] Our heroine’s style
[Aristocrats:] We’re glad you noticed

[Che:] The shooting sticks of the upper-class
[Aristocrats:] Give her an inch
[Che:] Aren’t supporting a single ass
That would rise for the girl
[Aristocrats:] She’ll take a mile

[Aristocrats:]
Such a shame she wandered into our enclosure
How unfortunate this person has forced us to be blunt
No we wouldn’t mind seeing her at Harrod’s
But behind the jewelry counter, not in front

[Che:] Could there be in our fighting corps
A lack of enthusiasm for
[Army:] Exactly
[Che:] Peron’s latest flame
[Army:] You said it brother

[Che:]
Should you wish to cause great distress
In the tidiest officer’s mess
Just mention her name

[Army:]
That isn’t funny

Peron is a fool, breaking every taboo
Installing a girl in the army H.Q. Is this because of your involvement with Colonel Peron? [Heavies:]
Goodnight and thank you

[Army:]
She won’t be kept happy by her nights on the tiles
She says it’s his body, but she’s after his files
So get back on to the street

She should get into her head
She should not get out of bed
She should know that she’s not paid
To be loud but to be laid
The evidence suggests
She has other interests
If it’s her who’s using him
He’s exceptionally dim

[Aristocrats:]
Things have reached a pretty pass
When someone pretty lower-class
Graceless and vulgar, uninspired
Can be accepted and admired Dangerous Jade

[Che:]
This has really been your year, Miss Duarte
Tell us where you go from here, Miss Duarte
Which are the roles that you yearn to play? Whom did you sleep … And she’s an actress, the last straw
Her only good parts are between her thighs
She should stare at the ceiling, not reach for the skies
Or she could be his last whore

The evidence suggests
She has other interests
If it’s her who’s using him
He’s exceptionally dim
Bitch! [Eva:]
Acting is limiting, the line’s not mine
That’s no help to the Argentine

[Che:]
Can we assume then that you’ll quit? dine with yesterday?

Musicals – Evita – On This Night Of A Thousand Stars lyrics

[Che:]
Now Eva Peron had every disadvantage
You need if you’re gonna succeed
No money, no cash
No father, no bright lights
There was nowhere she’d been
At the age of fifteen

As this tango singer found out
Agustin Magaldi
Who has the distinction of being the first
Man to be of use to Eva Duarte

[Magaldi:]
On this night of a thousand stars
Let me take you to heaven’s door
Where the music of love’s guitars
Plays for evermore

In the glow of those twinkling lights
We shall love through eternity
On this night in a million nights
Fly away with me

I never dreamed that a kiss could be as sweet as this
But now I know that it can
I used to wander alone without a love of my own
I was a desperate man
But all my grief disappeared and all the sorrow I’d feared
Wasn’t there anymore
On that magical day when you first came my way
Mi amor

On this night
On this night
On this night of a thousand stars
Let me take you to heaven’s door
Where the music of love’s guitars
Plays for evermore