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Exercises level 3: Music by Faneroque

  La bandera by Faneroque

  Description of the song:
The song has a background in the actual politics. The President of the communal government, Mr. Soria, built a banner with pole for 360,000 Euro. Against this monument a protest movement was founded and also this song belongs to this protest movement due to the amount of costs in comparison to other investments like education, hospitals or infrastructure.
Two more pieces of information to understand this song: Due to an error in construction the banner fell down (El viento dictó que no había lugar...). And; to the critics the President said that they will have to live with this banner (Hoy no me la voy a tragar...).




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La bandera

La propia naturaleza
se llevó tus aires de grandeza

El viento dictó que no había lugar
para este derroche descomunal

Hoy no me la voy a tragar
El viento la echó a volar

El pueblo siente vergüenza
no es tiempo de bajar la cabeza
sesenta millones te voy a dar
de razones coherentes para gastar

Hoy no me la voy a tragar
El viento la echó a volar

No me siento más canario
por un color por una bandera
Canario es el que proteje
y quiere a su isla de veras

Hoy no me la voy a tragar
El viento la echó a volar

 

The banner

The nature itself
has taken your megalomaniacal conceit

The wind ordered that there is no place
for such huge wastefulness

Today, I will not live with it,
the wind has taken it to flight

The people are ashamed
it is not the time to let the head hang down
I will give you 60 million (Pesetas)
good reasons to spend the money in a useful way

Today, I will not live with it,
the wind has taken it to flight

I do not feel more a Canarian
for the colour of a banner
Canarian is the one, who really loves
and protects the Island

Today, I will not live with it,
the wind has taken it to flight


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