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Calexico — Cumbia Peninsula
Album: El Mirador
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Released: 2022
Length: 3:52
Plays (last 30 days): 10
It's easy to look for an enemy outside yourself
Pass the blame and pin it on somebody else
Wrap your heart in flowers and barbed wire
Love to watch your faith dance on the fire

Shine today like silver and gold
Light the way for tomorrow

Someone changed the locks outside
There's no place to run and hide
They got your number and all your names
When you signed it all away for a great escape

El tiempo que me queda
Es para lo que amo
Los tres lados de mi alma
Se me están resquebrajando
No se merecen mi aliento
Sus mentiras y sus cuentos
Yo sé que tú me escuchas
Yo sé que es nuestro momento

Some are searching their whole lives
Todos quieren encontrar

The letter becomes the subject twisted and torn
Truth is taken out back and beaten to a pulp
Your lips are tainted with toxic lies and worse
Counting on chaos for lifting the curse

Shine today like silver and gold
Light the way for tomorrow

Someone changed the locks outside
There's no place to run and hide
They got your number and all your names
When you signed it all away for a great escape

El tiempo que me queda
Es para lo que amo
Los tres lados de mi alma
Se me están resquebrajando
No se merecen mi aliento
Sus mentiras y sus cuentos
Yo sé que tú me escuchas
Yo sé que es nuestro momento

Some are searching their whole lives
Todos quieren encontrar

Shine today like silver and gold
Light the way for tomorrow
Shine today like silver and gold
Light the way for tomorrow
Shine today like silver and gold
Light the way for tomorrow
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 coloradojohn wrote:

I love this new record of theirs! The tasty rhythms in this song send me back to my explorations of Colombia, where in every town from Mompos to Pereira you can hear and feel the cumbia pulse that beats beneath this heartbreakingly beautiful country riven by the seemingly endless struggle and strife written of in the lyrics.

love to read about your travels. music is such an important part of life, how splendid that you've experienced so much in so many places

I love this new record of theirs! The tasty rhythms in this song send me back to my explorations of Colombia, where in every town from Mompos to Pereira you can hear and feel the cumbia pulse that beats beneath that heartbreakingly beautiful country riven by the seemingly endless struggle and strife written of in the lyrics.
Good, good stuff.  Really good!  Thanks.
Welcome newness. Ahhhh.
Love Calexico... kinda wish they would do another collaboration with Iron & Wine 
Calexico can do no wrong - I enjoy practically everything they've released!!
New Calexico! Such a great band.
 tdonovan wrote:

I've been noticing a significant number of new (to RP) songs lately. This one by Calexico is just released but it's good to see the main mix moving forward.



I noticed the same. Love the existing catalog, but happy to see fresh stuff entering the mix.
Just when you think Calexico cannot reinvent themselves, they come up with this stuff. Nice cooperation!
I've been noticing a significant number of new (to RP) songs lately. This one by Calexico is just released but it's good to see the main mix moving forward.