Thursday, June 26, 2008

¡Viva España!

¡Viva España!

Cantemos todos juntos
con distinta voz
y un solo corazón

¡Viva España!
desde los verdes valles
al inmenso mar,
un himno de hermandad

Ama a la patria
pues sabe abrazar,
bajo su cielo azul,
pueblos en libertad

Gloria a los hijos
que a la Historia dan
justicia y grandeza
democracia y paz

I don't know about the "la patria" and "Gloria a los hijos" stuff but I do have a soft spot for Spain, having spent a few months there during a difficult time in my life. They played well in the quarter-finals and I hope I can catch some of today's semi-finals match on the late night rerun.

I didn't know about the Marcha Real and its wordlessness since 1978. How... well, Spanish. Here it is.

I suppose it would be corny to say I left my heart in Santiago.... This place, only there were roses when I was there in early winter.

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