One heart beats this day! Thousands of compatriots are preparing to witness the playoff of Peru vs. Australia to try to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. “Because I believe in you” will be one of the hymns that will be heard echoing in the voices of Peruvians in these decisive moments, however, not many know the story behind this song.
The composer Marco Romero was the one who wrote this song and published it in 2013. It was successful from the first moment and has received several compliments for the feelings that this melody generates in Peruvians. We tell you all the details of its creation in this note.
“We are all here behind a dream, that our flag is once again placed in a World Cup,” said Marco Romero. Photo: Marco Romero/Press
YOU CAN SEE: Marco Romero arrived in Qatar and walks the streets encouraging the national team: “A united people” How was the song “Because I believe in you” born?
The Creole singer Marco Romero composed the song at a time when the Peruvians were not satisfied with the performance of the selection.
“It appeared when no one believed in Peruvian soccer and it took over the people, to be able to reverse this lack of credibility. We all went on one path, to give others the opportunity, to believe in them, to support, to give confidence and trust in the other, “he told Infobae.
It was inspired by one of the most important Creole artists of the 20th century. “The phrase was also born because at that time he had met Óscar Avilés, who believed so much in the country, including his motto ‘First God, second my country and third my family. Long live Peru!’, He put the flag and the shield before his sons; It’s something that broke my scheme, “he told the program” Tell me everything “.
“When I composed the song, he was one of those images that appeared to illuminate this moment which is actually magical because there were five minutes of lucidity and the phrase ‘Because I believe in you’ appeared. I repeated it harmonically and it worked, and my little son who was next to me sang it, she was three and a half years old, she repeated it immediately and I said ‘well, this is left’”, added Marco Romero.
He then recounts how the song took off to become an anthem. “The next day we sang it at the federation and this story was never mine again because the song left by itself. For me it is the most important thing that has happened today in my career”.
Sergio Markarián designated the song as a “Motto of Faith”
At that time, Sergio Markarián was the coach of the Peruvian national team, he was in charge for three years and almost managed to make the Bicolor champion in the 2011 Copa América.
When Marco Romero presented him with the song, the Uruguayan coach was impressed. “It is a phrase that, as Markarián told me, and now I believe him, he told me, when I just presented it to him in Videna and everyone sang it and chanted it,
‘you have not made a song, you have made a motto of faith’”He told the Ecos del Perú newspaper.