Waltz For Eva And Che


Tell me before I waltz out of your life
Before turning my back on the past
Forgive my impertinent behavior
But how long do you think this pantomime can last?
Tell me before I ride off in the sunset
There's one thing I never got clear
How can you claim you're our savior
When those who oppose you
Are stepped on, or cut up, or simply disappear?

Tell me before you get onto your bus
Before joining the forgotten brigade
How can one person like me, say,
Alter the time-honored way the game is played?
Tell me before you get onto your high horse
Just what you expect me to do
I don't care what the bourgeoisie say
I'm not in business for them but to give all my descamisados
A magical moment or two

There is evil, ever around, fundamental
System of government quite incidental

So what are my chances
Of honest advances?
I'd say low
Better to win
By admitting my sin
Than to lose with a halo

Tell me before I seek worthier pastures
And thereby restore self-esteem
How can you be so short-sighted
To look never further than this week or next week
To have no impossible dream?

Allow me to help you slink off to the sidelines
And mark your adieu with three cheers
But first tell me who'd be delighted

If I said I'd take on the
The world's greatest problems
From war to pollution?
No hope of solution
Even if I lived for one hundred years

There is evil, ever around, fundamental
System of government quite incidental

So go, if you're able
To somewhere unstable
And stay there
Whip up your hate
In some tottering state
But not here, dear
Is that clear, dear?

Oh what I'd give for a hundred years!
But the physical interferes
Every day more
Oh my Creator!
What is the good of the strongest heart
In a body that's falling apart?
A serious flaw
I hope you know that


Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Produced by Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Caddick
Vocals by Madonna and Antonio Banderas


Evita, the album

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