Daniel Viglietti 1971

I Only Say: Comrades

Source: Solo digo, companeros, Daniel Viglietti, Canciones Chuecas, Chant du Monde;
Translated: for marxists.org by Mitch Abidor;
CopyLeft: Creative Commons (Attribute & ShareAlike) marxists.org 2006.

Listen, I am going to sing
For those who have fallen.
Not saying name or sign,
I only say: comrades.

And I sing for the others,
For those who are alive
And who take aim
Against the enemy.

There is no secret:
My song is that of the wind.
I want it to be
Nothing but movement.

Without saying name or sign
I only say: comrades.
Nothing is left to us and
There is only one thing to lose:

To lose patience
And only find it again
When aiming our shots

Words against bullets
Are of no use,
And an unarmed song
Can’t face a rifle.

Look at the fatherland that is being born
Shared among all;
Free blood approaches
Bringing us a new life.

The blood of Tupac
The blood of Amaru
The blood that cries out:
Free yourself, brother!