The story of Pedro Navaja

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The story of Pedro Navaja

Pedro Navaja is a Latin American musical classic. The story-song written by Ruben Blades in 1978, is about a bandit called Pedro Navaja, who knifes a prostitute to rob her, but is caught unawares when she draws a gun and shoots him in the head. They both die. In the end a drunkard who stumbles upon the bodies takes the knife, the revolver and the money, and walks away!  “Life gives you surprises”, the chorus sings. The song deals with life, death and surprises, in a dark...

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