Manifest (Manifiesto)

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Manifest

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I don't sing just to sing
niether because i have a good voice.
I sing because the guitar
makes sense and has a reason,
It has a heart made of earth
and wings of a little dove,
It's like holy water
it blesses glories and sadness
Here my singing got stucked
just like Violeta used to say,
a working guitar
with a spring smell.
 
A guitar that doesn't belong to the rich ones
nor anything like it.
My singing comes from the scaffoldings
used to reach the stars.
Because singing makes sense
when the veins palpitate
from whom will die singing
the truthful truth
not the brief flatterings
or the foreigner fames
but the singing of a lark instead
until the bottom of the earth.
 
There where everything arrives
and where everything begins
The song that has been brave
will always remains as 'canción nueva'*
 
*new song: movement in latin-american folk music in the '60s.
 
Submitted by burgueson on Sun, 25/12/2011 - 13:34
Author's comments:

More about la 'nueva cancion': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nueva_canci%C3%B3n

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