Don't Cry For Me Argentina

Album: Evita (1976)
Charted: 1
  • It won't be easy, you'll think it 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 heel
    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 promised 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 Writer/s: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyA little added info to the next post below; on June 21st, 1978 the musical "Evita" premiered at the Prince Edward Theatre in London, England; it ran for 3,176 performances before closing on February 18th, 1986.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 25th 1979, the musical 'Evita' premiered on Broadway at the Broadway Theater in New York City...
    It closed on June 26th, 1983 after 1,567 performances...
    The following year on March 2nd, 1980 "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" by Festival entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at #90; it stayed on the chart for 8 weeks, peaking at #72...
    On February 23rd, 1997 Madonna's covered version peaked at #8 for one week on the Top 100 chart {it reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Clubs Songs chart}.
  • Carolyn from Knoville, Tnhmmm...for some reason, I thought Patti LaPone recorded it....
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandThe melody was used again in Evita, as in the song Oh What A Circus, a UK hit for David Essex...
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