A New Song for Cuba of Pain and Awakening

From Dayme Arocena and Pavel Urkisa

HAVANA TIMES – Cuban musicians Dayme Arocena and Pavel Urkiza have just released a song today dedicated to the protests that took place throughout Cuba on July 11th.  Titled “Todo por ti” (Everything for you) the song is one of hope for an awakening and changes on the suffering island.

The unofficial translation of the lyrics below is by Havana Times for our English language readers.

Everything for you
Cuba, my Cuba.
Oh Cuba, Cuba
A door opens on the way to you.
Let your heart awake, awake
Your children have already taken over the streets,
They hug you without fear, mouth to mouth,
To keep you from dying,
Beautiful Cuba, suffer no more,
You’ve been blind for too long.
I will be your hands,
I will dry your tears.
I will be your legs,
I’ll stand up for you, for you
For you, for you
Cuba, my Cuba
Oh Cuba, Cuba,
Heal your agony
We are praying for you.
Breathe,
Hope breathes
Today your children took over the streets
They hugged you without fear, mouth to mouth,
To keep you from dying.
Beautiful Cuba, suffer no more,
You’ve been blind for too long
I’ll be your hands
I will dry your tears.
I will be your legs,
I’ll stand up for you, for you
For you, for you
For Cuba (beautiful Cuba)
From the eyes of heaven, suffer no more (beautiful Cuba)
No, no, don’t cry anymore
You’ve been blind for too long.
What you need, Cuba, is that we give everything for you (is that we give everything for you)
Everything for you, that we change for you.
All for you, to start over for you.

We took off the garb of silence!
Freedom!

Read more from Cuba here on Havana Times.


5 thoughts on “A New Song for Cuba of Pain and Awakening

  • July 22, 2021 at 6:58 pm
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    Dan is just a fanatic that can hear any truth against his last hope of “socialism” he will not admit that Cuba’s government is a horrible dictatorship that in 62 years the only thing it has offered to the Cuban is repression, exile, incarceration, and distribution of misery. Ironically Dan lives and enjoys the freedom of the cruel horrible capitalism. Hum. Go figure that out!

  • July 21, 2021 at 9:15 am
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    Is it worse elsewhere, Aunty ? You don’t seem to be able to admit that. But then I assume your posts are all made in jest. Certainly someone with views like yours who call themselves anti-imperialist doesn’t mean to be taken seriously.

  • July 20, 2021 at 3:46 pm
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    Dan, you are a carbon copy of the Trump fanatics who said/say the Democrats are communists and anybody not supporting their horse is trying to overthrow the US system of government. If you actually do anything creative like the great musicians on this song I’d suggest as a title “Put up or shut up because its worse elsewhere”, which seems to be the bottom line of your politics for Cubans.

  • July 20, 2021 at 3:14 pm
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    The Cultural Department of the Regime Change industry seems to be working full time. Slick, and cloying video.

  • July 20, 2021 at 12:22 pm
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    That song is a pearl. A thing of beauty created from pain.

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