"Don't Cry For Me Argentina" as written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and Erwin Halletz....
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
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
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
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
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
Have I said too much?
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

Lyrics submitted by bunnykins

"Don't Cry For Me Argentina [From the Musical "Evita"] [From the Musical" as written by Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    General Commenti can't beleive there aren't more comments on this song!
    its my all time favourite song, its just so beautiful and the music and lyrics go together so well.
    for anyone who hasn't watched evita, its about eva peron, wife of president Juan peron & the first lady of argentina.She was born into the working classes, and made her way up, through the jobs of radio host, actress and eventually became more political and got involved with juan peron, married him and did a lot for the country. a considerable amount of argentine people mostly working class took her into their hearts as a saint and an idol, but other people hated her, (and juan)for being too working class and people beleived she often had alterior motives for doing the work she did. it was all very political and i can't fully understand it, so sorry if what i'm saying is wrong. eva peron died at 33 of cancer, the film & musical is sort of loosley based on her life, but i think it features a lot of things that were only rumoured by the anti-peronists
    but basically this song is her making a speech to the people of argentina, when she's at her peak in her life and career, her husband has just become president and she's telling the people she loves them and that she's still one of them deep down, though life has changed her, so they shouldn't cry for her.
    Evita is my favourite film ever.
    like i said, sorry if i said anything wrong on here but its what i know from the film and what i've heard, so please forgive me :)
    i'm not argentinian and i don't take history so i don't know much about what was actually going on at this time in argentina
    x-under-pressure-xon September 28, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPeople, please comment on the actual song meaning! Yes, it's from Andrew Lloyd Weber's Broadway musical Evita, and it has meaning within that context. I think it's about more than just that she hasn't changed and is still one of the people. I think it reflects that the character has just peaked, and finds herself disillusioned with power and glamour and all that she's worked for. I think it's about how success can seem to change people but inside they still are the same, and often find their lives still feel empty, and their basic need is still for love and acceptance, just as it is for all people, in all stations of life. Maybe I'm reading too much into the song, but I think that's what's great about poetry and songs - they can be universal (like when you mis-hear the lyrics to a song for many years but prefer it the way you'd heard it, not the way you find out it actually goes...)

    Please....banter ;)
    phila.sophoson November 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI used to dislike this song because everytime I would mention the musical Evita, people would start singing this song and not know any of the other ones, but it really is a good song, just not my favorite.
    A7XWakingTheFallenon May 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't find a more beautiful song i swear. To me this song represents pure happiness and freedom. i was in France a while ago and i've never been so happy as when i was there in the countryside with the horses and my family, i forget about all the worries in my life, i've never been so happy, and all day this was playing through my mind. Unfortunately i had to come back to reality, but whenever this song comes up i want to burst out crying, hoping to God that i'm dreaming and that i'm still in France. But i'm not :'( and that makes me cry. Still i get to go back soon someday and i can't wait to be happy again.

    Don't cry for me Argentina (or in my case France) <3
    HomeSomedayon February 02, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationGreat Song. It reminds me of JLo's song Jenny From The Block in as much as after someone rises from their ordinary class and eventually experience success - thereby distancing themselves from those once familiar. Eva pleas for people to see her for the person who, in her mind, never changed, never stopped loving her past. As she experienced life, she experienced wealth fame and fortune which were illusions to others that kept them from seeing Eva as the person she once was.
    FineOnPineon March 20, 2013   Link

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