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article imageVideo: Bruce Springsteen — 'The Boss' sings in Spanish

By Anne Sewell     Sep 22, 2013 in Entertainment
Buenos Aires - In the video, Bruce Springsteen beautifully performs León Gieco's "Sólo le Pido a Dios" in both Spanish and English, all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Boss is doing the rounds in Latin America.
While in Buenos Aires, he was going to sing the above song at a concert, but didn't feel up to it and was "having a difficult moment."
Instead he recorded and posted it online for his fans.
On the video description Springsteen says:
"There is a song I planned to sing at our Buenos Aires concert that I learned from the wonderful Argentine singer, Mercedes Sosa. I wasn’t quite prepared that evening so I’m glad to send this out now to all of our friends and fans in Argentina."
As you can hear from the video he has an excellent grasp of Spanish, and that voice never changes does it?
Lyrics in English:
I Only Ask of God (English translation)
I only ask God
That pain be not indifferent to me.
That dry death won’t find me
Empty and alone
Without having done enough.
I only ask of God
That war be not indifferent to me,
It’s a big monster
And it tramples hard
On the poor innocence of people.
I only ask God
That injustice be not indifferent to me
That I will not be slapped on the other cheek
After a claw has torn me in this manner.
I only ask God
That deceit be not indifferent to me
If a traitor is mightier than a few
Let those few not forget it easily.
I only ask of God
That I am not indifferent to the future,
Hopeless is he who has to go
To live a different culture.
On Thursday night in Santiago, Springsteen performed Victor Jara’s “Manifiesto.” He introduced the song in Spanish, translated by Backstreets to:
“In 1988 we played for Amnesty International in Mendoza, Argentina, but Chile was in our hearts. We met many families of desaparecidos, which had pictures of their loved ones. It was a moment that stays with me forever. A political musician, Victor Jara, remains a great inspiration. It’s a gift to be here and I take it with humbleness.”
View more of his videos recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires in Argentina on his website.
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