"A New Argentina" as written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice....
(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?

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

(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?

(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.


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"A New Argentina" as written by Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    General CommentEva is so fiery and idealistic in this song.
    lookbeyondon February 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, I'm sure Eva is. Too bad this site has no listing for the lyricist TIm Rice, the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, or Patti Lupone the original singer.
    Arbiteron March 14, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationA New Argentina-at the alphabetical beginning of the Madonna song list. It's also absolutely her most fiery and passionate vocal performance of her life! Lady Ciccone gives it her all in Evita! At the emotional fulcrum of the march-tempo rocker, Madonna gives the performance of her Ciccone/Peron/Simpson life-"Now I am a worker/I've suffered the the way that you do!/I've been unemployed and I've starved and I've hated it too!...If not/How could he love me?"-I can hear the absolute rage in Madonna's voice. One of many aspects Madonna is and should be known for: She is strident! Yet another Madonna song that cries and rages "A Victim of a Kind of Rage!"-and is all the better for it. According to Robert Sheffield in Rolling Stone-"As a singer, Madonna is underrated!" We all mean it as a compliment. Madonna is one of the best rockers of all time-time immortal and Immemorial because her music is her life. As A New Argentina deftly illustrates, God put Madonna on Planet Earth to do one thing only-give hope to those who are rebellious and oppressed. I'd say she has done a damn good job of it because as the MDNA Tour illustrates, Madonna is going on a trip of the soul from darkness to light. Come to think of it, that's why I love her. Madonna Forever!
    rabbitbunnyon October 25, 2012   Link

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