Daniel Viglietti 1965

Song of the New Man

Source: Canciones para el hombre Nuevo, Paredon records;
Translated: for marxists.org by Mitch Abidor;
CopyLeft: Creative Commons (Attribute & ShareAlike) marxists.org 2006.
Audio: listen to the song in Spanish: MP3, Lyrics.

We will make him, you and I
We will make him;
Let us take the clay
For the new man


His blood will come
From all bloods
Wiping out the centuries
Of fear and hunger


His arm: a rifle
His light: the gaze
And near to the idea
An aimed bullet


And there where love is
A hidden cry;
Millions of ears
Will hear it


His cry will be
One of war and victory
Like a machine gun burst
That announces glory


And as a heart
To this man we will give
The heart of the guerrillero
That all of us know


We will make him, you and I
(His arm: a rifle)
We will make him
(His light: the gaze)
Let us take the clay
The day has dawned.