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SÓLO LE PIDO A DIOS By LEÓN GIECO May 1, 2014

Filed under: 1980s,Argentina,History of Rock in Argentina,León Gieco,Shakira — spanishpoplyrics @ 7:46 am

Part 9: The Falklands War

The Falklands war between Britain and Argentina started in April 1982, and for a time songs sung in English were banned from the radio. Ironically this had a positive impact on the local scene, as the radio was forced to play local bands instead of imports from the UK and US. Argentine bands suddenly started to sell many more records than ever before.

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At the same time many of the best singer-songwriters of the period performed at the ‘Festival de la Solidaridad Latinoamericana’ – a thinly veiled peace concert. Just a few years earlier a concert like this would not have been tolerated by the authorities. León Gieco had already been recording for a decade, suffering censorship and death threats from the government. After a brief period of exile in the late seventies he had returned to Argentina and his performace of ‘Sólo le Pido a Dios’ was a highlight of the concert, helping him to finally become a star. The song has become a protest anthem around the world. There have been countless covers, including one by Shakira (see below).
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SÓLO LE PIDO A DIOS

Sólo le pido a Dios
que el dolor no me sea indiferente,
que la reseca muerte no me encuentre
vacío y solo, sin haber hecho lo suficiente

Sólo le pido a Dios
que lo injusto no me sea indiferente,
que no me abofeteen la otra mejilla,
después que una garra me arañó esta suerte

Sólo le pido a Dios
que la guerra no me sea indiferente,
es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
toda la pobre inocencia de la gente.

Sólo le pido a Dios
que el engaño no me sea indiferente,
si un traidor puede más que unos cuantos,
que esos cuantos no lo olviden fácilmente.

Sólo le pido a Dios
que el futuro no me sea indiferente,
desahuciado está el que tiene que marchar
a vivir una cultura diferente.

Sólo le pido a Dios
que la guerra no me sea indiferente,
es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
toda la pobre inocencia de la gente.
I ONLY ASK OF GOD

I only ask of God
That I am not indifferent to the pain
That dried up death doesn't find me
Empty and alone, without having done enough

I only ask of God
That I am not indifferent to the injustice
That they don’t slap my other cheek
After I am clawed by the talons of fate

I only ask of God
That I am not indifferent to the war
It’s a huge monster that stamps on
All the poor innocence of the people

I only ask of God
That I am not indifferent to the deceit
If one traitor can do more than the masses,
Then don't let the masses forget him easily.

I only ask of God
That I am not indifferent to the future
Despair is what makes you have to leave
And live in a different culture

I only ask of God
That I am not indifferent to war
It’s a huge monster that stamps on
All the poor innocence of the people
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CHORDS / ACORDES:

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Intro:

F#m

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Verse:

A – E – A

D – D/C# – Bm

C#m – A – E

Bm – C#m – F#m

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Bridge:

A – E – A

D – D/C# – Bm – E

D – A – E – F#m

D – A – E – F#m

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