Guadalupe
The Chieftains Lyrics


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Oh, won't you stay
Stay a while with your own ones?
Don't ever stray
Stray so far from your own ones
'Cause the world is so cold
Don't care nothing for your soul
That you share with your own ones
Don't rush away
Rush away from your own ones
Just one more day
One more day with your own ones
'Cause the world is so cold
Don't care nothing 'bout your soul
That you share with your own ones
There's a stranger
And he's standing at your door
Might be your best friend
Might be your brother you may never know
I'm going back going back to my own ones
Come back to talk
Talk a while with my own ones
'Cause the world is so cold
Don't care nothing 'bout your soul
You share with your own ones
Oh, won't you stay
One more day with your own ones?
Don't rush away
Rush away from your own ones
This old world is so cold




Don't care nothing for your soul
You share with your own ones

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of The Chieftains' song "Guadalupe" touch on the theme of staying connected to and valuing one's own family and loved ones in the face of a cold and indifferent world. The verses convey a sense of longing for the warmth and familiarity of home, urging the listener to stay a while with their own ones, to not stray too far or rush away from those who hold a deep connection with them.


The repetition of the phrase "the world is so cold" emphasizes the harshness and lack of empathy in the world outside of one's own circle. The lyrics highlight the importance of nurturing and preserving the soulful connections shared with family and loved ones, as these relationships provide solace and genuine companionship.


The mention of a stranger standing at the door suggests the possibility of unexpected connections and the importance of being open to the unknown. The lyrics hint at the potential that a stranger could be someone significant, perhaps even a best friend or a long-lost brother, unraveling the complexity of human relationships and how one can never truly anticipate who they may encounter in life.


In summary, "Guadalupe" encourages the listener to cherish and maintain the bonds with their own ones, reminding them that amidst the coldness of the world, their soul finds warmth and comfort in these connections.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, won't you stay
Please stay


Stay a while with your own ones?
Spend some time with your loved ones


Don't ever stray
Never wander


Stray so far from your own ones
Drift too far from your loved ones


'Cause the world is so cold
Because the world is indifferent and unforgiving


Don't care nothing for your soul
Doesn't value your essence


That you share with your own ones
That you share with your loved ones


Don't rush away
Don't depart hastily


Rush away from your own ones
Hurry away from your loved ones


Just one more day
Only one additional day


One more day with your own ones
Another day spent with your loved ones


There's a stranger
A foreign person is present


And he's standing at your door
And they are waiting outside your residence


Might be your best friend
Could be your closest companion


Might be your brother you may never know
Perhaps your sibling, but you might never find out


I'm going back going back to my own ones
I am returning, going back to my loved ones


Come back to talk
Return to engage in conversation


Talk a while with my own ones
Have a discussion with my loved ones for a period of time


'Cause the world is so cold
Because the world is indifferent and unforgiving


Don't care nothing 'bout your soul
Doesn't value your essence


You share with your own ones
That you share with your loved ones


Oh, won't you stay
Please stay


One more day with your own ones?
Another day spent with your loved ones?


Don't rush away
Don't depart hastily


Rush away from your own ones
Hurry away from your loved ones


This old world is so cold
This enduring world is indifferent and unforgiving


Don't care nothing for your soul
Doesn't value your essence


You share with your own ones
That you share with your loved ones




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Written by: Paddy Moloney, DP

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tom canterbury


on North Amerikay

the great accapella version by kevin on tribute to their harpist