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Luis Eduardo Aute: Crucifixion

(Luis Eduardo Aute with Leonard Cohen)
Luis Eduardo Aute is one of the most romantic, poetic and imaginative Spanish songwriter in Spanish language.In the begining, 1967, considered as a member of Nueva Canción Castellan, many people thought about him that he was very commercial; but Aute soon shown how good lyricist he could be. Since 1967 till today, Aute had recorded a plenty of records and wrote lots of songs, for him, but for others singers too: Massiel, Las Madres del Cordero, Marisol, Luis Pastor… His words can be romantics, poetics, philosophical, satyric, etc. Aute has a lot of kind of songs.
This beautiful song belongs to his great 1967’s LP 24 canciones breves (24 short songs):


Cuando sufres las cárceles del silencio,
cuando duermes los sueños de la ignorancia,
eres un crucificado.

Cuando en tu sacrificio cobras desprecio,
cuando mueres poco a poco cada día,
eres un crucificado.

Despiértate, despierta
de tu crucifixión.

Cuando callas tus razones por el miedo,
cuando a tus hijos ves crecer en el hambre,
eres un crucificado.

Cuando en vano clamas en este desierto,
cuando siendo un hombre tan sólo eres sombra,
eres un crucificado.


When you are suffering the jails of silence,/ when you are dreaming the ignorance’s dreams,/ you are a crucified.// When in your sacrifice you recover scorn,/ when you die little by little every day,/ you’re a crucified.// Wake up, wake up/ from your crucifixion.// When you hush your opinions for fear,/ when you see your children growing up in hunger,/ you’re a crucified.// When you clamor in vain  in this dessert,/ when being a man you’re only a shadow,/ you are a crucified.

Luis Eduardo Aute

La Nueva Canción Castellana (New Castilian Song), contrary
to others originals movements as Nova Cançó, Nova Canción and Kanta
Berria, was a kind of publicity trick by some journalist, as an
imitation of Catalan movement. Some of the names that were in that list
were Manolo Díaz, Luis Eduardo Aute, Patxi Andión, successful female singer Massiel
and others. Although not true at all, most of them were in a
commercial  spirit. Didn’t get in the list other interesting
proposition from Castilla and Madrid as Canción del Pueblo or the
folk-singers and folk groups that were appearing. In despite this, most
of them were not to say they belonged to this movement, and each one
were going to develop and make great songs.

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