"On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada/Don't Cry for Me Argentina" as written by and Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber....
ANNOUNCER:
People of Argenitna!
Your newly elected president, Juan Peron!

CROWD:
Peron! Peron!

PERSON:
Argentinos! Argentinos!
We are all leaders 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:
Peron! Peron!

CHE:
As a mere observer of this tasteless phenomenon
One has to admire the stage management
There again perhaps I'm more than a mere observer
Listen to my enthusiasm, gentlemen
Peron! Peron!

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

CROWD:
Evita! Evita!

EVITA:
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 Mellow_Harsher

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