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Origins: Cinco Siglos Igual (Leon Gieco)

Joe Offer 16 Aug 14 - 11:48 PM
GUEST,# 17 Aug 14 - 11:36 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 17 Aug 14 - 12:37 PM
Joe Offer 25 Aug 15 - 07:16 PM
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Subject: ADD: Cinco Siglos Igual (Leon Gieco)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 11:48 PM

I came across this song on a recording by Mercedes Sosa. I don't understand it completely, but it's intriguing. Anbody know anything about the background of the song, and might you have a good translation? Are these lyrics correct, or does anyone have corrections?


CINCO SIGLOS IGUAL
(León Gieco)

Soledad sobre ruinas, sangre en el trigo rojo y amarillo,
manantial del veneno, escudo heridas,
cinco siglos igual.
Libertad sin galope, banderas rotas, soberbia y mentiras,
medallas de oro y plata contra esperanza,
cinco siglos igual.
En esta parte la tierra la historia se cayó,
como se caen las piedras
aun las que tocan el cielo
o están cerca del sol,
o están cerca del sol.

Desamor, desencuentro, perdón y olvido,
cuerpo con mineral, pueblos trabajadores, infancias pobres,
cinco siglos igual.
Lealtad sobre tumbas, piedra sagrada,
Dios no alcanzó a llorar, sueño largo del mal,
hijos de nadie,
cinco siglos Igual.

Muerte contra la vida, gloria de un pueblo desaparecido.
Es comienzo, es final, leyenda perdida cinco siglos igual.
En esta parte de la tierra la historia se cayo,
como se caen las piedras aun las que tocan el cielo
o están cerca del sol,
o están cerca del sol.
Es tinieblas con flores, revoluciones
y aunque muchos no están nunca
nadie pensó besarte los pies.
Cinco siglos igual.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le%C3%B3n_Gieco


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cinco Siglos Igual (Leon Gieco)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 11:36 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk8yzN_oE9I

There's a flick to go with the song.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cinco Siglos Igual (Leon Gieco)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 12:37 PM

youtube-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCkwhfVnSpk

(or just Google youtube and put in the name of the singer and name of the song).

A very poor translation at letra-de-canciones.com, together with Len Gieco's Spanish text.
I would also like to see a better translation.


I listened to Mercedes Sosa years ago; she has a fine, strong voice. I have not heard her later songs, but this will get me listening again. She died a few years back.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Cinco Siglos Igual (Leon Gieco)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Aug 15 - 07:16 PM

Here's the translation Moniques sent me:

Cinco Siglos Igual

Five centuries the same


Loneliness over ruins, blood on the wheat, red and yellow,
Spring/source of the venom, shield, wounds; five centuries the same.

Liberty without gallop, broken flags, arrogance and lies,
Medals of gold and silver against hope / Five…

In this part of the earth, history fell down
Like the stones fall down, even the ones that touch the sky,
Or [that] are near the sun, o that are near the sun.

Lack of affection, failed meeting, forgiving and forgetting,
Body with mineral, working peoples
Poor childhoods / Five…


Loyalty over tombs, holy stone,
God couldn't manage to cry, long dream/sleep of evil,
Nobody's sons…
Death against life, glory of a disappeared people,
It's the beginning, it's the end.
Lost legend. In this part…

It's darkness with flowers, revolutions,
And even though many are not there, nobody ever thought of kissing your feet.


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