“La linea,” by Lila Downs

Ahí en esa orilla del mundo
No duerme la maquiladora
De un desperdicio en la tierra
El hijo del sol nació

Que embrullo la curandera
Con trapos y yerbas sobo
La piel de ese niño mulato
Que pluma su piel brotó

¡O que maravilla es esta!
Lo que el TLC provocó
De una raya imaginaria
De un chivi,chivi coló

Que un niño de ojos de luna
Palabra de flor cantó:
Este mundo material
Solamente es pasajero

Flor de maíz
El cielo te está cuidando
Llano de lumbre
La tierra que te parió

Espíritu de la tierra
Espíritu del mar
Espíritu de la suerte
Que tiene que caminar

Flor de maíz
El cielo te está cuidando
Llano de lumbre
La tierra que te parió

Espíritu de la tierra
Espíritu del mar
Espíritu de la suerte
Que tiene que caminar

THE BORDER

There on the edge of the world
The maquiladora [factory] does not sleep
Of a waste on land
The son of the sun was born

That the healer conjured
Treated with rags and herbs
The skin of the mulatto child
That feather broke out your skin

O how wonderful this is!
What caused the FTA
An imaginary line
A Chivi Chivi colo

A moon-eyed boy
Word of flower sang:
This material world
Is only a traveler

Corn Flower
The sky is watching over you
Plain of fire
The land gave birth to you

Earth Spirit
Evil spirit
Spirit of luck
You have to walk

Corn Flower
The sky is watching you
Plain fire
The land that gave birth to you
The land that gave birth to you

O how wonderful this is!
What caused the FTA
An imaginary line
A Chivi Chivi colo

A moon-eyed boy
Word of flower sang:
This material world
Only a traveler
This material world
Only a traveler

Corn Flower
The sky is watching you
Plain fire
The land that gave birth to you

Earth Spirit
Evil spirit
Spirit of luck
You have to walk

Corn Flower
The sky is watching over you
Plain of fire
The land gave birth to you

The land gave birth to you

The land gave birth to you!

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