Futuristic Anthem (Himno futurista)

Music piece by:
Testimony by:
Patricio Polanco
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In 1973 and 1974, Pisagua was characterised by the harsh and cruel treatment of political prisoners. Singing was mandatory for prisoners, who were guarded by Army platoons, and it was also a means to avoid beatings and collective mistreatment.

The repertory consisted of approximately 35 military anthems from all branches of the Armed Forces. To these military songs, we added a few songs or anthems that became a form of resistance and asserting our dignity, albeit not explicitly. The lyrics shown below sometimes varied a bit, but this became the anthem most sung by prisoners at the Pisagua concentration camp.


Published on: 05 January 2015

When not a trace remains of this century
and the sun of the future shines high
there will be no more brawls nor complaints
and there will be happiness for all.

Then there will be no more vices or flaws
neither will there be guards nor assassins
the crooked ones will be perfect again
the scrawny ones will become fat like bacon.

La la la la la la la.

There’ll be mountains of meatballs
and candy rocks and jam
the sun will be a huge fried egg
the moon will be swapped for a pasty.

Chocolate will flow in the rivers
the seas will be filled with champagne
desserts will be served on trays
and it will be hard to be poor.

La la la la la la la.

Teachers will be great
there will be no more homework or lessons
and instead of exams
at least an entire month of vacation.

Students during these pleasant days
will see their diplomas fall from the sky
books will be kept in moneyboxes
and classes will be held as a joke.

La la la la la la la.