Pobre Juan by Maná

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If you watch this video, there is a part in it that children shouldn’t watch.

 

Not starting an immigration debate, just sharing one of my favorite songs.

Pobre Juan lyrics

Juan se lanzo marchandose al norte
iba en busca de una vida digna
cruzando Mexico por valles y por montes
iba Juan lleno de fe.

La historia es que Juan se iba a casar
con Maria embarazada
pero el no tenia ni un centavo
ni un clavo que darle.

Pero este Juan iba muy decidido
y a la frontera el llego con todo el filo.

Se conecto con el mero mayor de los coyotes
y la historia le conto:
Mire usted que yo quiero cruzarme ya
a San Diego o Chicago,
digame usted lo que hago
que precio le pago.

Juan ya nunca regreso,
en la linea se quedo,
pobre Juan
o la migra lo mato
o el desierto lo enterro,
pobre Juan.

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Juan le enseno al coyote
una foto de Maria
con la cual se casaria,
le prometio que el regresaria
para formar todo un hogar.

Pero el coyoto a Juan lo traiciono
dejandolo al olvido,
de tres balas se tronaron a Juan,
pobre de Juan,
no regreso

no, oh.

Juan ya nunca regreso,
en la linea se quedo,
pobre Juan
o la migra lo mato
o el desierto lo enterro,
pobre Juan
y Maria lo fue a buscar
y ella nunca lo encontro,
desaparecio,
oh...
The gist of the translation - 

Juan marched north

he went in search of a decent life

crossing valleys and mountains of Mexico

John was full of faith.

The story is that John was going to marry

pregnant Maria

but he did not have a penny

or a nail to give.

But John was very determined

and came to the border with all the cutting edge.

to connect with the best of the coyotes

he told the story:

I want to cross

to San Diego or Chicago

you tell me what I do

I pay that price.

Juan would never return,

he stayed on the border,

Poor John

immigration kill him?

or buried in the desert?,

Poor John.

Oh, oh, oh, oh

John showed the coyote

a picture of Maria

with whom he would marry,

he promised her that he would return

to form an entire home.

But John was betrayed  by the coyote

leaving and forgetting him

Three bullets thundered throughJohn,

Poor John

no return

no, oh.

Juan would never return,

he stayed on the border,

Poor John

immigration kill him?

or buried in the desert?,

Poor John

and Maria went looking for him

and she never found,

disappeared,

oh …

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