Sting - They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo) Lyrics

Sting …Nothing Like the Sun cover art
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Why are these women here dancing on their own?
Why is there this sadness in their eyes?
Why are the soldiers here
Their faces fixed like stone?
I can't see what it is they despise
They're dancing with the missing
They're dancing with the dead
They dance with the invisible ones
Their anguish is unsaid
They're dancing with their fathers
They're dancing with their sons
They're dancing with their husbands
They dance alone
They dance alone

It's the only form of protest they're allowed
I've seen their silent faces scream so loud
If they were to speak these words
they'd go missing too
Another woman on the torture table
what else can they do
They're dancing with the missing
They're dancing with the dead
They dance with the invisible ones
Their anguish is unsaid
They're dancing with their fathers
They're dancing with their sons
They're dancing with their husbands
They dance alone
They dance alone

One day we'll dance on their graves
One day we'll sing our freedom
One day we'll laugh in our joy
And we'll dance
One day we'll dance on their graves
One day we'll sing our freedom
One day we'll laugh in our joy
And we'll dance

Ellas danzan con los desaparecidos
Ellas danzan con los muertos
Ellas danzan con amores invisibles
Ellas danzan con silenciosa angistia
Danzan con sus padres
Danzan con sus hijos
Danzan con sus esposos
Ellas danzan solas
Danzan solas

Hey Mr. Pinochet
You've sown a bitter crop
It's foreign money that supports you
One day the money's going to stop
No wages for your torturers
No budget for your guns
Can you think of your own mother
Dancin' with her invisible son
They're dancing with the missing
They're dancing with the dead
They dance with the invisible ones
Their anguish is unsaid
They're dancing with their fathers
They're dancing with their sons
They're dancing with their husbands
They dance alone
They dance alone

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Lazarus Heart
  • 2 Be Still My Beating Heart
  • 3 Englishman in New York
  • 4 History Will Teach Us Nothing
  • 5 They Dance Alone (Cueca solo)
  • 6 Fragile
  • 7 We’ll Be Together
  • 8 Straight to My Heart
  • 9 Rock Steady
  • 10 Sister Moon
  • 11 Little Wing
  • 12 The Secret Marriage


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Gordon Sumner
    album: Track 5 in album …Nothing Like the Sun
    release date: 1987-10-1
    popularity : 243 users have visited this page.
    length: 7:17
    producer: Sting and Neil Dorfsman
    mixer: Neil Dorfsman
    arranger: Sting
    guest: Rubén Blades
    guest guitar: Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Fareed Haque
    assistant mixer: Mark McKenna and Bob Vogt
    Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 075021640221
    script: Latin