Credit: Jo LopezWhen Bruce Springsteen performed in ****** Aires, Argentina over the weekend, he wanted to perform a special song in Spanish for the crowd, but he was too exhausted to do it. "I don’t want to mess it up so I will record it for you and put it up on my website soon," he told the crowd. Now, he's made good on his promise.
The Boss has now posted a video on his website of him performing the tune, the title of which translates to, "Only Ask of God." Bruce writes, "There is a song I planned to sing at our ****** Aires concert that I learned from the wonderful Argentine singer, Mercedes Sosa. I wasn’t quite prepared that evening so I’m glad to send this out now to all of our friends and fans in Argentina."
In the video, Bruce introduces the song in Spanish, saying that he remembers coming to Argentina back in 1988 on the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! tour. "My memories of that time are still very much alive," he continues in Spanish. "We came to Argentina when the country was going through a difficult time, and fighting for its future. For a foreigner, Argentina was very much alive [and] promising. So it's a huge inspiration for me to come back, and I want to dedicate this song to the people of Argentina."
Springsteen then launches into the song in Spanish, but an English translation of the lyrics is provided on the site. They say, in part, "I only ask of God/That I won’t be indifferent to the injustice...I only ask of God/That I not be indifferent to deception/I only ask of God/That I am not indifferent to the future/Hopeless is he who has to go/To live a different culture."
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