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Exercises level 3: Music by Julián Rodriguez

  Producto Interno Bruto by Julián Rodriguez

  Description of the song:
The song is based on a game with words. Producto Interno Bruto is the gross domestic product, it shows the productivity of the inhabitants of a state. Bruto does not only mean gross, meaning the opposite to netto, but also brutish, dull, primitive etc. Producto Interno Bruto could also mean brutish domestic product. It is hard to translate this, therefore, we left it as original.

Many references are made to the actual situation in Colombia. However, it is not only a problem of Colombia that the domestic product is sometimes brutish. In many countries of the world the same question arises and it is often not clear whether the problem is the politics or the difference of poor and rich, educated and uneducated etc.



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  PiB

En las altas esferas abundan las siglas: ARS APS UA TI HE VIH HP y hay una que es bip BIP y dije bueno por fin entiendo una: Población Inteligente y Bella. Y resulta que eso es Producto Interno Bruto y de preguntar que es eso de producto interno bruto salio esta canción.
  PiB (Producto interno bruto)

In the higher spheres there are many abbreviations:
ARS APS UA TI HE VIH HP and one of them is PiB. I thought, finally I understand one of them: población inteligente y bella (beautiful and intelligent people)
Then I learned that it is Producto Interno Bruto (gross domestic product). And when researching for the meaning of GDP this song was the result.

Pib pib pib
producto interno
bruto
Pib pib pib
producto interno
bruto

No refuto
que en el país
hay producto
interno bruto  
I do not deny
there is a
producto interno bruto
in this land

Pero lo que si
me tiene puto
es no entender cual es  
But, what makes me mad
what makes me really mad
is not to understand which one it is

Pues bruto es un país
que vive de luto
y bruta una nación
que vive en conmoción
y bruto es un estado
que vive arrodillado
y bruta una república
que vive y muere
en la impunidad  
Bruto is a country
that lives in grief
bruta is a nation
that lives in commotion
and bruto is a state
that lies on its knees
and bruto is a republic
that lives and dies
in taughtness

Pib pib pib
producto interno
bruto  
Pib pib pib
producto interno
bruto

No discuto
que en este infierno
hay producto
bruto interno
Pero lo que aun
me sigue manteniendo puto es no saber
cual es  
I do not dispute
that in this hell
there is a
producto bruto interno
But, what still
makes me mad
is not knowing what it is

Serán los militares
serán los guerrilleros
serán los estudiantes
o serán los obreros
los paramilitares
los yupis los corruptos
los curas las monjitas
o serán los banqueros  
Is it the military
is it the guerilla
it it the students
or is it the workers
the paramilitary
the yuppies, the corrupt
the priests, the nuns
or the banker

O de repente
puede ser
el presidente...  
Or, maybe it
is the
president

O serán serán serán
serán los periodistas
las reinas, los toreros
los narcotraficantes
los ricos los rateros
o las amas de casa
o los terratenientes
o los desempleados
o los sepultureros  
or maybe, maybe
the journalists
the queens, the toreros
the drug dealer
the rich, the thieves
the house wifes
the land owners
the unemployed
or the gravedigger

O que va uno a saber
que sea el clero  
Or, who knows
maybe it is the clergy

O serán serán   Or, maybe, maybe
Serán las prostitutas
los niños los ancianos
los hombres las mujeres
gomelos o artesanos
serán las secretarias
los tontos o los vivos
serán los guardaespaldas
o los ejecutivos  
Maybe it is the whores
the children, the old
the men, the women
the in-crowd or the artists
or maybe the secretaries
the stupid or the clever
the bodyguards
or the manager

Y vosotros que creéis?
será en estrato uno**
o el estrato seis...  
And what do you think
Is the the level no. 1 **
or the level no. 2 **

O serán serán serán   Or maybe, maybe
Serán los desplazados
o los travestíes
o los ladrones
o los honrados
los dirigentes
la clase media
o la familia
o los abogados  
Is it the homeless
or the transvestites
or the thieves
or the honest
or the bosses
the middle class
or the family
or the lawyers

Los campesinos
o los artistas
los empleados
los futbolistas
los poderosos los arribistas
los lustrabotas
los congresistas  
The farmers
or the artists
the employees
the football-players
the powerful or the upstage
the shoeblacks
the congress men

Ay juepucha
recontrachanflís
que tal que sean
los dueños del país  
Jestas ***
My, what's going on ***
how about
it were the masters of this country
O serán serán serán   Or maybe it is
O serán los de abajo
o los de arriba
los boxeadores
o la policía
o los políticos
o los burócratas
o la farándula
los aristócratas
o los maestros
los empresarios
o los gamines
o los payasos
la gente joven
o los sicarios
los deportistas
o los lagartos
o los liberales
o los conservadores
o que tal
que sea el frente
nacional  
the ones down
or the ones up
the boxer
the police
the politicians
the bureaucrats
the comedians
the aristocrates
or the teachers
the entrepreneurs
or the street kids
or the clowns
the youth
the contract-killer
the sportsmen
or the lizards
or the liberals
or the conservatives
or maybe
how about the
National Front

En fin
tal vez sea
cualquiera de
esos treinta millones
y pico
que somos producto
de este bruto país  

In the end
maybe it is each of these
32 Million
and something
that we are the product
of this
bruto país


pues bruto es un país que vive de luto
y bruta una nación que vive en conmoción
y bruto es un estado que vive arrodillado
y bruta es una republica
que vive y muere en la impunidad  
Bruto is a country that lives in grief
bruta is a nation that lives in commotion
and bruto is a state that lies on its knees
and bruto is a republic
that lives and dies in impunity

Y ya para terminar
esta bruta canción
tengo la sospecha
de que aquí...  
And to finalize
this bruta song
I suspect
that it's me
El bruto aquí
Soy yo.
who is
bruto here.

vocabulary  
  la esfera = sphere
  abundar = abundant
  la población = population
  preguntar = to ask
  la canción = song
  el producto interno bruto = gross domestic product
  refutar = to deny
  tener puto = to make one mad
  el luto = grief
  la conmoción = commotion
  el estado = state
  discutir = to discuss
  mantener = to maintain
  el obrero = worker
  el narcotraficante = drug dealer
  la ama de casa = house wife
  el desempleado = unemployed
  el sepulturero = gravedigger
  el anciano = old
  el poderos = powerful
  el lustrabotas = shoeblack
  el empresario = entrepreneur
  el sicario = contract-killer
  la sospecha = suspicion

** level 1 ... 6 is a division according to income, which is used to support socially weak parts of the population, some of the basics are cheaper for them, electricity, water and others, when being in level 1.

*** juepucha is a constriction of hijo de puta, it may sound strange, but it is quite usual that swear words are hidden somehow to make them more harmless. Also recontranchanflís is even more strange. It is referred to the Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolaños, but the actual meaning is not to be found anymore. Anyway, it is an expression of astonishment.

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