Answer Me

Gerhard Winkler and Fred Rauch. English lyrics by Carl Sigman. Recorded by Frankie Laine.
Testimony by:
Luis Cifuentes Seves
Place & date:
Campamento de Prisioneros, Estadio Nacional, September - November 1973

I sang this song alone in the National Stadium dressing rooms where I was held from September to November of 1973. This happened when the soldiers allowed artistic performances to take place in the converted dressing rooms while we waited our turn to be interrogated or after returning from interrogations. These were often torture sessions.

Published on: 23 December 2014

Answer me
Oh my love
Just what sin have I been guilty of
Tell me how I came to lose your love
Please answer me
You were mine yesterday
I believed that love was here to stay
Won't you tell me where I've gone astray
Please answer me
If you're happier without me
I'll try not to care
But if you still think about me
Please listen to my prayer
You must know I've been true
Won't you say that we can start anew?
In my sorrow now I turn to you
Please answer me