Love Song (Canción de amor)

Music piece by:
Ángel Parra
Testimony by:
Luis Cifuentes Seves
Experience in:
Campamento de Prisioneros Chacabuco, November – December 1973

Ángel Parra organised and directed the band Los de Chacabuco until his release from prison. Angel only conducted the group, and never sang or played an instrument. The exception was his farewell concert, which was the only time he sang at Chacabuco.

One of the songs he performed on that occasion was this one, dedicated to his wife. When Angel was released, Ernesto Parra became the group’s conductor.


Published on: 12 January 2015

You can kill me if you want
you won’t kill my love
I keep my hope
In capturing you
who once gave your whole self
I shall never forget it

You can deprive me of the air
I need to live
but you can never take away
the force born in me
when woman, body and soul
in the month of April, you gave me

Deprive me of the Andes mountains
deprive me of the sea
But you can never deprive me
of loving you forevermore
what between two people has been sowed
must be nurtured between two people.