Peret - Que levante el dedo (English translation)

English translation

May he lift the finger

Tell me why, concubine,
at the beginning of tour task
you hide the crucifix?
For Christ to not see you?
 
For being a prostitute,
you're despised by the same people
who are looking on the press
for your services anonymously.
The famous sells his story,
the psychologist consolation,
the writer his ideas
and the tobacco sells poison.
 
And who says he doesn't sell anything
may he lift, (may he lift the finger)
And who says he doesn't sell anything
may he lift, (may he lift the finger)
(but tell me what finger)
the lying finger
 
Who doesn't sell weapons
(may he lift the finger)
Nor rapeseed oil
(may he lift the finger)
Who doesn't sell coke
(may he lift the finger)
Nor anything else
may he lift, may he lift.
 
For being a prostitute,
I couldn't forgive you,
how can I forgive
what is not a crime.
The doctor sells his science,
the artist his talent,
the teacher his culture
and the church sell us heaven.
 
Who doesn't sell fear
(may he lift the finger)
Nor big favours
(may he lift the finger)
Who doesn't sell his dog
(may he lift the finger)
Nor illusions
may he lift, may he lift.
 
The prostitute
is not more or less than other woman,
she simply offers somehting else
and very, very proud of that,
and who has ears listen.
If someone has no mother, daughter, granddaughter,
sister, aunt, niece, cousin, sister-in-law,
mother-in-law, or maybe a wife that isn't,
may he lift, may he lift may he lift,
may he lift
 
(may he lift the finger)
(may he lift the finger)
(the lying finger)
(the lying finger)
 
Who sells money
Who sells his dog
Who doesn't sell anything
And who sells and sells
And of the great discounts
 
the one who sells songs
Songs that are stolen
Who sing what they don't feel
They fool us with music.
 
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Submitted by Diazepan Medina on Mon, 13/11/2017 - 00:43
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Que levante el dedo

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