La paloma
Rolando Alarcon Lyrics


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Que no, que no, paloma no
que si, que no, trabajo yo
soy un hombre del pueblo
harto de trabajar,
mi vida es el trabajo, paloma,
pero me pagan mal.
Las leyes están hechas
a favor del patrón
la ley no escucha al pueblo, Paloma
aunque tenga razón
Que no, que no, paloma no
que si, que no, trabajo yo
que no, que no palomita que no
que si, que no, trabajo yo
El deber del trabajo, dicen que tengo yo
de mis deberes hablan, paloma, de mis derechos no
pero nos uniremos contra la explotación
la fuerza de los hombres, paloma, siempre será la unión
Que no, que no, paloma no
que si, que no, trabajo yo
Que no, que no, palomita que no
que si, que no, trabajo yo
Nos juzgan y condenan en nombre de la paz
cada vez que pedimos, Paloma, justicia y libertad,
pero la Paz tu eres y con ellos no estás
porque vuelas con nosotros paloma,
paloma de la paz.
que si, que no, trabajo yo
que si, que no, paloma no



que no, que no, palomita que no
que si, que no, trabajo yo

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song "La Paloma" by Rolando Alarcon speak about the struggles of the working class in Chile, and the injustices they face at the hands of their employers and the government. The singer identifies himself as a man of the people, tired of working hard and receiving low wages. He points out that despite their hard work, the laws are biased towards the employers and often do not listen to the voices of the common people. The singer appeals to the peaceful dove (Paloma) to understand the plight of the workers, and the need for them to come together and fight against exploitation.


The lyrics convey a sense of resistance against oppression and exploitation, with the workers coming together to fight for their rights. The reference to the dove, a symbol of peace and freedom, highlights the singer’s belief in peaceful protest and a need for justice. The repeated lines, "que si, que no, trabajo yo" and "que no, que no, palomita que no", underscore the sense of determination and defiance that is present throughout the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Que no, que no, paloma no
The singer is telling the dove to not come near him or bother him.


que si, que no, trabajo yo
The singer yes works but there are times when he also takes breaks.


soy un hombre del pueblo
The singer is a man from the common people.


harto de trabajar,
The artist is tired of working.


mi vida es el trabajo, paloma,
The artist's life revolves around work and is addressed to the dove.


pero me pagan mal.
The singer is not paid enough for his work.


Las leyes están hechas
The laws are created.


a favor del patrón
The laws are favorable to the employer.


la ley no escucha al pueblo, Paloma
The law does not listen to the people and is addressing the dove.


aunque tenga razón
Even if the people have a point, the law does not listen to them.


El deber del trabajo, dicen que tengo yo
It is said that the singer has a duty to work.


de mis deberes hablan, paloma, de mis derechos no
The artist is addressed to the dove and says that the obligations are talked about, but not the rights.


pero nos uniremos contra la explotación
The people will unite against exploitation.


la fuerza de los hombres, paloma, siempre será la unión
The strength of the men is their unity, and it is addressed to the dove.


Nos juzgan y condenan en nombre de la paz
The singer and others are judged and condemned in the name of peace.


cada vez que pedimos, Paloma, justicia y libertad,
Every time they ask for justice and liberty, they are addressing the dove.


pero la Paz tu eres y con ellos no estás
The peace that they seek is not with those who judge and condemn them, but with the dove.


porque vuelas con nosotros paloma,
The dove flies with them, and is addressed to the dove.


que no, que no, paloma no
The singer tells the dove not to come near him or bother him.


que si, que no, trabajo yo
The artist works, but there are times when he also takes breaks.


que no, que no palomita que no
The artist tells the dove not to come near him or bother him.


que si, que no, trabajo yo
The artist works, but there are times when he also takes breaks.




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