The Matador (El Matador)

The Matador

They are looking for you matador!
They tell me the Matador was born in the barracks
If we talk about killing, my words themselves kill
It hasn't been very long since the Leon Santillan fell
And now I know that at any moment I am going to be next.
Ahh matador.... Ahh matador.. Where are you matador?
Ahh matador... Ahh matador...
The matador tells me they are looking for me
I am waiting for them in empty thought
Crouching in the darkest corner of my bedroom
Gun in hand, I wait for my end
Ahh matador... Ahh matador...
The fuzz(police) is looking for you matador
The fuzz is going to arrest you matador...
Matador...!! Matador...!! Where are you matador?
Matador, don't go, matador..!! matador..!!
Oh yeah matador..!! matador..!! matador..!!
Wind of liberty, fighting blood
In the pockets of the town the old ones coward
The sharpness of daytime exists in my night
Murmurs, bullfights of hits in the door
The police force has arrived
ahh matador.. ahh matador..
look brother how you were finished off
for fighting for a better world
What a sound, they are bullets that hit me
they trap me, i resist. Victor Jara is not quiet.
Matador..!! Matador..!! they are looking for you
Matador..!! Matador..!! they are looking for you
Oh yeah matador..!!, matador..!! brave matador
They tell me about the matador in over 100 neighborhoods in Buenos Aires
I cannot be afraid, my words are bullets
Bullets of peace, bullets of justice
I am the voice of those that were silenced unjustly
Because only he can think differently, oh God
Saint Mary of Buenos Aires if only everything were better
Matador..!! Matador..!! If only everything were better.
MAtador..!! Matador..!! Where are you going matador?
matador..!! ohh yeah..
matador..!! matador..!!

Submitted by Guest on Fri, 02/10/2009 - 05:34
Author's comments:

This is an amazing song! It is a clear reference to the Argentine military dictatorships and the "Desapaprecidos"(disappeared) of the era. It is a very interesting subject and very sad. I encourage you to look more into it! Here is a site to get started on:

Also, something important to note is that a Matador is a spanish bullfighter. In this song it is being used as a reference to a person being searched for by the government as a peace fighter

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cycodamo     July 1st, 2010

I would correct:

"Naci en Barracas" to "I was born in Barracas". Barracas is a suburb of Buenos Aires. Who gets born in some army barracks?

"Por el solo hecho de pensar distinto, ay Dios" to "For the simple act of thinking differently, oh God".

Great song.

cycodamo     July 1st, 2010

Actually "Me dicen el matador, naci en Barracas" should be "They call me the matador, I was born in Barracas".