A Pesar del Fascismo

from Radical Songs for Rough Times by Dan Hanrahan

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A pesar del fascismo yo voy a amar
voy a leer la poesía
Y contra el fascismo yo voy a luchar
Lo voy a derrotar con los amigos

Hay un secreto bien ocultado
Casi olvidado en un rincón
Está en el cuadro de Remedios Varo
Está en el arco del halcón

Que va volando muy distante
Por los rayos, por las nubes

A pesar del fascismo yo voy a cantar
Voy a cultivar un jardincito
Y contra el fascismo yo voy a andar
Por los caminos muy callados

Abajo del cielo y las mariposas
Las brisas murmurando una canción
El águila mirando el río curvando
El agua brillando en el cañón

Y se oyen muy distante
Unas letras de un canto


In spite of fascism I’m going to love
I’m going to read poetry

And against fascism I’m going to fight
I’m going to defeat it with my friends

There is a secret well hidden
almost forgotten away in a corner

It is in the painting of Remedios Varo
it is in the arc of the falcon

who flies far away
through the sunrays through the clouds

In spite of fascism I’m going to sing
I’m going to grow a little garden

And against fascism I’m going to walk
down the roads so quiet

Underneath the sky and the butterflies
the breezes whispering a song

The eagle watching the river curving
the water shining in the canyon

And you can hear far away
the words of a song


from Radical Songs for Rough Times, released September 15, 2020


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Dan Hanrahan Chicago, Illinois

Musician and writer Dan Hanrahan has a long history in out-there folk circles. He specializes in surrealist ballads laced with glam and Brecht. Hanrahan has shared the stage with Gordon Gano and received plaudits from Eugene Chadbourne and Shimmy Disc’s Kramer and has opened shows for They Might Be Giants and Throwing Muses. ... more

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