Nós somos como o aceiro (We are like steel)

Lyrics: Manuel María (from the book “As lúcidas lúas do Outono”, 1988)

Music: Fran Amil

Manuel María sings to the resistance. His verses become a rock cry. We are like steel and like iron. Life is a blind and twisted spiral, but we learn all its twists and turns and, with bread and wine and music, our feet are made of steel.

Xerardo Moscoso, Vicente Araguas, Xavier and Benedicto (part of the Voces Ceibes collective) together with Manuel María, who played an important role in the birth of Nova Canción Galega. Photo taken in the Alameda de Santiago de Compostela, May 11, 1968.

Fran Amil: lead vocals and drums

Xosé Antón Bocixa: voice collaboration

Paco Cerdeira: electric guitar

Álex Bardanca: bass

Aarón Bouzón: EWI 4000 and keyboards

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Nós somos como o aceiro e como o ferroWe are like steel and like iron
que, canto máis se afía, mellor corta.The sharper it is, the better it cuts.
A vida é unha espiral cega e retorta,Life is a blind and twisted spiral
angustia silandeira e forte berro.Silent anguish and loud cry.
Somos un vento tolo, folla morta,We are a crazy wind, dead leaf,
carne de desamparo e de desterromeat of helplessness and exile
pechada, tristemente, nun encerroclosed, sadly, in a lockdown
do que non sairemos. Non importa.from which we will not get out. No matter.
Non importa moito esta febleza;This weakness does not matter much;
esta vida caduca, tan pequena;this expired life, so small;
este non comprender e esta tristeza.this not understanding and this sadness.
Aquí estamos, no chan e na pobreza,Here we are, on the ground and in poverty,
con entrega total e con fe plena,with total dedication and with full faith,
acreditando tan soio na beleza.believing only in beauty

If you want to see more lyrics from the album “A voz do vento” click HERE.