Tag Archives: martyr

Che Guevara’s Legacy

Standard

A youthful Che Guevara
traveled across South America…
on an “Edward Norton” motorbike, that kept breaking down
He learnt how to tango in some pretty little town
and worked as a doctor at a leper colony
But he’s best remembered as a revolutionary
Sometimes, it’s not what we do, but what we are
That makes people propel us to the status …of star!
Only legends make it on to t-shirts
to be sold in market stalls
A new generation of Che converts
emblematic of it all

Che Guevara’s legacy has never seemed more real
Che Guevara’s legacy – the DVDs reveal…
all you need to know
about a hero

Che Guevara’s legacy…
is all we need to set us free
Che, you didn’t die in vain
like other martyrs, we feel your pain
From Havana to Argentina
graffiti artists just couldn’t resist
spraying your image on walls …to
show their undying love for you
Intellectuals from Dublin
to rock stars in Berlin
keep your memory alive
But Che Guevara’s legacy
is not one of poignancy
for, ‘though he died young
from his heart, he sung….of defiance
From struggle and adversity
comes Che Guevara’s legacy
there for everyone to seeChe Guevara’s legacy
is important, you see
cause there’s more to the “Americas”
than coffee and bananas
Che Guevara, rest in peace…