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Magellan – Estadium Nacional lyrics

"these are my last words, their treasonous hands
Have us all under siege, now do you understand? "
Gossens ministers - all at hand
Will take up final stations
As the coup hunts a single man
No offer of exile did he take in his last trial...

Covert action - santiago
The you. S. Denies it but the president knows
Broken fathers, strut of the guard
See cruel opportunists where the losers die hard

Seeking refuge from this "land of fire".

Allende supporters are gathered
Estadium nacional
They disappear, ask them how the tortured shall
Dispatch a message to loved ones now
Their photographs worn by survivors
Estadium nacional
A swede is the only trace of redeemed grace
As edelstam prepares a place
Of asylum but without "sanction".

Fleeing persecution - visas feigning new
Identities
So they wait there at the embassies...

Labor takes a fall (impending ascension)
The white house seems appalled at the disgrace
They toast a secret cheer in executive session
And keep it going strong (wear a gameface)
Hunter hawker dive (impending ascension)
Superiors decide it's a rat race
It's all about control (impending ascension)
See nixon take a hold from his powerful place.

How much terror for five thousand?
How many others suffer on the outside of this stadium?
Is there no end?

These are my last words-treasonous hands
Have us all under siege, now do you understand?
Hear my last broadcast-mic in hand
Workers rise up-bear arms-the coup rapes it's own homeland
Hold on th your memories ("disappeared families")
What justice befalls our enemies?

Allende supporters are gathered-estadium nacional
They disappear, ask them how the tortured shall
Dispatch a message to loved ones now
Their photographs worn by survivors-estadium nacional
We pray just to turn the page upon this stage
Of human suffering-a world enraged
Now there must be a new resistance!

Cardinal commission, extraordinary will/solidarity no wish to kill
Am I dreaming? How can all of this be real? Will I wake to see
These horrors still?



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    This song is about 1973's dictatorship in Chile. Salvador Allende was a democratic elected president. He was MC Doctor and marxist. Left wing politics backed by USA planned a "coup détat". On September 11 (1973), air force bombed Government house and president killed himself.

    "These are my last words, their treasonous hands
    Have us all under siege, now do you understand? "
    at the beginning of the song are supposedly Allende's last words on radio thar day.

    "The you. S. Denies it but the president knows"
    are in fact "The U.S. denies it, but the president (Nixon) knows.

    "Allende supporters are gathered
    Estadium nacional
    They disappear, ask them how the tortured shall"
    are about political prisoners, locked in the biggest stadium of Santiago, the capital city: "Estadio Nacional", thence song's name. They were tortured and thousands are disappeared until today, many went on exile till 17 year later, when dictatorship democratically ended.
    (Chile is a strange country where they elected democratically marxists as presidents and ended dictatorship by the same way).
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