(Peron:) Dice are rolling, the knives are out Would-be presidents are all around I don't say they mean harm But they'd each give an arm To see us six feet underground
(Eva:) It doesn't matter what those morons say Our nation's leaders are a feeble crew There's only twenty of them anyway What is twenty next to millions who Are looking to you?
All you have to do is sit and wait Keeping out of everybody's way We'll ... you'll be handed power on a plate When the ones who matter have their say And with chaos installed You can reluctantly agree to be called
(Peron:) There again we could be foolish not to quit while we're ahead For distance lends enchantment, and that is why All exiles are distinguished, more important, they're not dead I could find job satisfaction in Paraguay
(Eva:) This is crazy defeatist talk Why commit political suicide, there's no risk There's no call for any action at all When you have unions on your side
(Workers:) A new Argentina, the chains of the masses untied A new Argentina, the voice of the people Cannot be denied
(Eva:) There is only one man who can lead any workers' regime He lives for your problems, he shares your ideals and your dream He supports you, for he loves you Understands you, is one of you If not, how could he love me?
(Workers:) A new Argentina, the workers' battle song A new Argentina, the voice of the people Rings out loud and long
(Eva:) Now I am a worker, I've suffered the way that you do I've been unemployed, and I've starved and I've hated it too But I found my salvation in Peron, may the nation Let him save them as he saved me
(All:) A new Argentina, a new age about to begin A new Argentina, we face the world together And no dissent within
(Peron:) There again we could be foolish not to quit while we're ahead I can see us many miles away, inactive Sipping cocktails on a terrace, taking breakfast in bed Sleeping easy, doing nothing, it's attractive
(Eva:) Don't think I don't think like you I often get those nightmares too They always take some swallowing Sometimes it's very difficult to keep momentum If it's you that you are following Don't close doors, keep an escape clause Because we might lose the Big Apple
But would I have done what I did If I hadn't thought, if I hadn't known We would take the country
(Eva:) Peron has resigned from the army and this we avow The descamisados are those he is marching with now He supports you, for he loves you Understands you, is one of you If not, how could he love me?
(All:) A new Argentina, the chains of the masses untied A new Argentina, the voice of the people Cannot be, and must not be denied
(Che:) How annoying that they have to fight elections for their cause The inconvenience, having to get a majority If normal methods of persuasion fail to win them applause There are other ways of establishing authority
(All:) A new Argentina, the chains of the masses untied A new Argentina, the voice of the people