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LAS GOLONDRINAS DE PLAZA DE MAYO By INVISIBLE August 20, 2014

Filed under: 1970s,Argentina,History of Rock in Argentina,Invisible — spanishpoplyrics @ 8:42 am

Part 17: Coda – Return to Luis Alberto Spinetta

This series about the history of rock in Argentina has ended up being rather longer than I originally anticipated. However, it’s time to end the trip and to round things off I have chosen another great song by Invisible from ‘El Jardín de los Presentes’.
This is superb melodic prog, made exceptional by the subtle use of bandoneón (the accordion used in tango music).
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The Plaza de Mayo is one of the main town squares in Buenos Aires. The site has strong associations with political protest, though the writer Luis Alberto Spinetta always denied that this was a protest song. However, it was written against a backdrop of political violence which forced Spintetta into exile in the USA… but like the swallows he returned.
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Related Post: Capitán Beto

LAS GOLONDRINAS DE PLAZA DE MAYO

Las golondrinas de Plaza de Mayo
Observan la gente,
Desde el mismo árbol,
Y al llegar el verano,
La ciudad se cubre de flores,
Vienen y van...

Vuelan y vuelan las golondrinas
Las golondrinas de Plaza de Mayo

Se van en invierno,
Vuelven en verano 
Las golondrinas de Plaza de Mayo
Y si las observas,
comprenderás que 
solo vuelan en libertad

'Bienvenidos al Jardín de los Presentes...'
THE SWALLOWS IN THE TOWN SQUARE

The swallows in the town square
Watching the people 
From the same tree 
And when summer arrives
The city becomes covered with flowers
They come and they go ... 

The swallows fly and fly
The swallows in the town square

They leave in winter 
They come back in summer 
The swallows in the town square
And if you see them 
You will understand 
That they are just flying free

'Welcome to the garden of the present...'
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