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DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA


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It won't be easy

You'll think it's strange

When I try to explain how I feel

That I still need your love after all that I've done

 

You won't believe me

All you will see is a girl you once knew

Although she's dressed up to the nines

At sixes and sevens with you

 

I had to let it happen

I had to change

Couldn't stay all my life down at hill

Looking out of the window

Staying out of the sun

 

So I chose freedom

Running around, trying everything new

But nothing impressed me at all

I never expected it to

 

Don't cry for me Argentina

The truth is I never left you

All through my wild days

My mad existence

I kept my promise

Don't keep your distance

 

And as for fortune

And as for fame

I never invited them in

Though it seemed to the world they were all I desired

 

They are illusions

They're not the solutions they promise to be

The answer was here all the time

I love you and hope you love me

 

Don't cry for me Argentina

 

Don't cry for me Argentina

The truth is I never left you

All through my wild days

My mad existence

I kept my promise

Don't keep your distance

 

Have I said too much?

There's nothing more I can think of to say to you

But all you have to do is look at me to know

That every word is true

Credits

Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice

Produced by Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Caddick

Vocals by Madonna

Album

Evita, the album

 Evita

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Single

Don't Cry For Me Argentina, the single As second single from the Evita soundtrack, Warner released Don't Cry For Me Argentina late 1996. It was a big hit, reaching #1 in France, Japan, Canada and reaching #3 in the UK and Germany. In the US, the Miami Mix of the song (remixed by Madonna, Pablo Flores and Javier Garza) was promoted to radio and the single was released two months later (maxi-single only, without the album version), in February 1997. This decision made the single reaching only #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 because airplay was already fading. It did climb to the top of Hot Dance / Club Play chart though. Madonna's rendition hit the charts 20 years after Julie Covington got a UK #1 with the very first recording, but it was also covered by numerous other artists, being the most famous song of the musical.

Video

Don't Cry For Me Argentina, the videoThere was no video made for this song. Instead the original scene from the movie, with Evita singing on the balcony of the Casa Rosada, was used.

 

Tour

On the Drowned World Tour a beautiful instrumental version of this song is used as an interlude, setting the tone for the Spanish-Latino part of the show. With burning candles in the corners of the stage, three couples dance a fantastic Argentinian tango.

Madonna surprised her fans when she performed part of this song live at the Buenos Aires shows of the Sticky & Sweet Tour after You Must Love Me. She did not disappoint and she gave her all while playing her acoustic guitar, delivering a heartfelt rendition.

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