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Artwork by Rafael Lopez and Teresa Martínez

 

My mom always says that I was born on an early morning with a smile on my face; I guess you can call me an early bird. She also told me that life is beautiful and encouraged me to use my voice to make an impact in the world.

This one goes out to you, mami.

lyrics:

Mi mamá me dijo que nací sonriendo
Y que desde niña una luz yo tengo
Y por eso sé que aunque sople el viento
En mi corazón una luz encuentro

Alegría (es lo que yo siento)
Alegría (es lo que yo tengo)
Alegría (es lo que yo siento)
Alegría (pa’ cantarle al viento)

 

Mi mamá me dijo que nací temprano
Por eso me gusta cuando canta el gallo
Y por eso sé que cuando amanece
Este corazón siempre lo agradece

Alegría...


Mi mamá me dijo que la vida es bella
Y que con mi canto siempre deje huella
Y por eso sé que por el camino
Ya mi corazón encontró un destino

Alegría...

Zamir Castañeda, Zeudi Castañeda,
Isabella Polo, Melody Polo
- vocals
Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza - vocals
George Sáenz - trombone, accordion
Michael Sailors - trumpet 

Ben Stapp - tuba
Martín Vejarano - drums, percussion
Sonia De Los Santos - electric guitar, vocals

By Sonia De Los Santos; De Los Santos Music ASCAP
and Martín Vejarano; Gaitero Music ASCAP

rough translation:

My mom told me I was born smiling
And that since I was a little girl, there's a light within me
That's how I know that even when the wind blows
In my heart, I can find that light

 

Joy! (is what I feel)

Joy! (is what I have)

Joy! (is what I feel)

Joy! (to sing to the sky)


My mom told me I was born early

That's why I like when the rooster sings

And that's how I know that every sunrise

This heart is always grateful

 

Joy!

 

My mom told me that life is beautiful

And to use my voice to make an impact in the world

And that's how I know that on this road

My heart has finally found its destiny

 

Joy!