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The Lady's Got Potential (Film Version)

This song is by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice and appears on the musical soundtrack Evita (1976).

Ché
In June of '43 there was a military coup.
Behind it was a gang called the G.O.U.,
Who did not feel the need to be elected.
They had themselves a party at the point of a gun,
They were slightly to the right of Attila the Hun,
A bomb or two, and very few objected.

Yeah, just one shove and governments fall like flies
(Kapow! Die!)
They stumble and fall!
(Bye-bye!)
Backs to the wall!
(Aim high!)
We're having a ball!
The tank and bullet rule as democracy dies.

The lady's got potential, she was setting her sights
On making it in movies with her name in lights
The greatest social climber since Cinderella.
Okay, she couldn't act, but she had the right friends,
And we all know our career depends
On knowing the right fellow to be stellar.

Yeah, just one shove and governments lose their nerve
(Kapow! Die!)
They stumble and fall!
(Bye-bye!)
Backs to the wall!
(Aim high!)
We're having a ball!
That's how we get the government we deserve.

Now, the man behind the president calling the shots
Involved so discreetly in a lot of their plots,
Was Colonel Juan Perón, would-be dictator.
He began in the army out in Italy, so
Saw Mussolini's rise from the very front row
I reckon he'd do likewise sooner or later.

Yeah, just one blast and the tear gas falls like rain.
(Kapow! Die!)
They haven't a chance!
(Bye-bye!)
The terrorists advance!
But one guy
Doesn't dirty his hands!
Péron was biding time out in the slow lane.

Yeah, suddenly an earthquake hit the town of San Juan
(Kapow! Die!)
They stumble and fall
(Bye-bye!)
Keep away from the wall
But one guy was having a ball
The tragedy, a golden chance for Péron

He organized a concert with incredible flair
In aid of all the victims, such a grand affair
Politicians, actors, stars of every flavor
It was January 22,1944.
A night to remember, yeah, that's for sure,
For that's the night that Péron first met Eva.
For that's the night that Péron first met Eva.

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  • Ché: Antonio Banderas

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