Povera patria

Franco Battiato
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La versione spagnola interpretata da Mercedes Sosa

My poor country! Crushed under the abuses of power
By scoundrels who never heard of shame,
Who think they are mighty and are pleased by all they do;
And everything belongs to them.
Among our rulers how many utterly useless fools!
This country is devastated by sorrow...
But doesn't it disturb you just a little
To see all those cold bodies on the ground?

It will not change, it will not change...
No it will change, maybe it will change.

But how can we forgive the brutes of the football stadiums
And the hyenas of the press?
The peninsula of pigs is sinking into the muck.
I'm a bit ashamed, and it grieves me
To regard a man as a beast.
It will not change, it will not change..
Yes it will change you'll see it will change.

I'd like to hope that the world will return to a more normal state,
In hich we can peacefully contemplate the sky and the flowers,
And never talk again of dictatorships,
If we could just have a bit more time for living..
Meanwhile Spring is coming in late.

Oh pobre patria. Oh pobres patrias.
Mi pobre patria, quebrada por abusos del poder
De gente infame que no sabe del pudor
Se creen superiores y les va bien
Y piensan que todo lo que hay les pertenece

Los gobernantes, esos perfectos e inútiles bufones
En un país que está sangrando de dolor
No creo tenga nombre a quien le importe
Ver bajo el cielo cuerpos sin calor

No cambiará, no cambiará
No cambiará, quizás cambiará

Como perdonar a las hienas
Que aparecen en los diarios
Las botas de los cerdos se hunden en el barro
Me da mucha vergüenza y me hace mal
De ver un hombre como un animal

No cambiará, no cambiará.
Sí que cambiará, verás que cambiará

Quiero esperar que el mundo
Vuelva a cosas más normales
Que pueda ver las flores, ver los mares
Que no se hable más de dictaduras
Y que tendremos aun vida para amar
La primavera en tanto, tarda en llegar.

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