I Only Ask Of God / Solo le Pido a Dios (UPDATE)

This song is one of the most significants call for Peace between two nations ever written. The story goes back to Argentina 1980, where millions were living under a brutal Military Dictatorship that killed more than 30.000 people, and missing a lot more. During this year, the Military were looking a way to distract the population by creating a war, and for many decades, Argentina had a dispute with Chile for a small lake at the tip of the Souther Continent, where no one lives.
Massive protests start happening all over Argentina and this song came to live from a famous Argentinian Folk Musician, Leon Gieco. More a more people started signing this song on the street, and the Military Government were force their plans (at least for a little bit, cause 2 years late they invaded Falken Islands, Islas Malvinas).
After this event, this song grew all over Latin American and Spain, and have become a ahem for peace, non-violence and Social Justice, something still missing in Latin American Countries.
So here I found a translation of the song into Inglish, under neath is a video clip with Leon Gieco singing Live.
I hope you all like it.

Yago.

“UPDATE” I just found a clip of a U2 Concert in Argentina where they song I Only Ask of God with Leon Gieco at U2 360º Tour in Argentina. Quite impressive: U2 SOLO LE PIDO A DIOS

“English”

I only ask of God
He won’t let me be indifferent to the suffering
That the very dried up death doesn’t find me
Empty and without having given my everything

I only ask of God
He won’t let me be indifferent to the wars
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people People…people, people

I only ask of God
He won’t let me be indifferent to the injustice
That they do not slap my other cheek
After a claw has scratched my whole body

I only ask of God
He won’t let me be indifferent to the wars
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people People…people…people

Solo le pido a Dios
Que la guerra no me sea indiferente
Es un monstro grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente
Es un monstro grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente
People…people…people

“SPANISH”

Sólo le pido a Dios
que el dolor no me sea indiferente,
que la reseca muerte no me encuentre
vacío y solo, sin haber hecho lo suficiente.

Sólo le pido a Dios
que lo injusto no me sea indiferente,
que no me abofeteen la otra mejilla,
después que una garra me arañó esta suerte.

Sólo le pido a Dios
que la guerra no me sea indiferente,
es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
toda la pobre inocencia de la gente.

Sólo le pido a Dios
que el engaño no me sea indiferente,
si un traidor puede más que unos cuantos,
que esos cuantos no lo olviden fácilmente.

Sólo le pido a Dios
que el futuro no me sea indiferente,
desahuciado está el que tiene que marchar
a vivir una cultura diferente.

Sólo le pido a Dios
que la guerra no me sea indiferente,
es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
toda la pobre inocencia de la gente.

I Only Ask Of God / Solo le Pido a Dios (UPDATE)

Jaime Cornejo

Joined January 2011

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A Song fro Peace, Justice and Suffering by Leon Gieco,

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