Don't cry for me Argentina
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Tim Rice




It won't be easy, you'll think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel
That I still need your love after all that I've done

You won't believe me
All you will see is a girl you once knew
Although she's dressed up to the nines
At sixes and sevens with you

I had to let it happen, I had to change
Couldn't stay all my life down at heel
Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun

So I chose freedom
Running around, trying everything new
But nothing impressed me at all
I never expected it to


Don't cry for me Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance


And as for fortune, and as for fame
I never invited them in
Though it seems to the world they were all I desired

They are illusions
They're not the solutions they promised to be
The answer was here all the time
I love you and hope you love me


Don't cry for me Argentina


Don't cry for me Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
My mad existence
I kept my promise
Don't keep your distance


Have I said too much?
There's nothing more I can think of to say to you
But all you have to do is look at me
To know that every word is true


Don't cry for me Argentina

During the 2006 tour Suzan sings; 'Do not cry for me Argentina'  The
song is from the musical Evita.  It tells the story of Argentina's iconic
first lady Eva Peron.

María Eva Duarte de Perón (commonly known by Evita) (May 7, 1919
– July 26, 1952) was the second wife of Argentine President Juan
Domingo Perón (1895–1974) and the First Lady of Argentina from
1946 until her death at age 33 of cancer in 1952.

Though she was never an elected political figure, as First Lady she
came to exercise power and influence within the government.  She
wielded a charismatic influence among the poor and working class that
has few historical parallels.  

Evita presided over the creation of the Eva Perón Foundation, a
charitable foundation that built thousands of homes and schools for
women and the poor, and ensured that, for the first time in Argentine
history, there was no inequality in health care among citizens. Evita
also presided over the creation of the Female Peronist Party, which
was the first truly powerful female political party in the nation.

The musical was a huge success when first staged in 1978.   Elaine
Page starred in the first production of the original stage show and  
Madonna starred in a film version in 1996.
Evita Peron