jueves, 21 de enero de 2010

Songs about migration

Listen to Matamoros Bank by Bruce Springsteen.
What follows is the reason why he wrote this song:"Each year many die crossing the deserts, mountains, and rivers of our southern border in search of a better life. Here I follow the journey backwards, from the body at the river bottom, to the man walking across the desert towards the banks of the Rio Grande" Bruce.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3onGiUywuko


How would you feel if you were in that situation?

Do you know any other songs about migration?



Listen to Englishman in New York by Sting


video

Sing along!

I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear
I like my toast done on one side
And you can hear it in my accent when I talk
I'm an Englishman in New York

See me walking down Fifth Avenue
A walking cane here at my side
I take it everywhere I walk
I'm an Englishman in New York

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

If, "Manners maketh man" as someone said
Then he's the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety
You could end up as the only one
Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society
At night a candle's brighter than the sun

Takes more than combat gear to make a man
Takes more than a license for a gun
Confront your enemies, avoid them when you can
A gentleman will walk but never run

If, "Manners maketh man" as someone said
Then he's the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

3 comentarios:

  1. It's so great ! i'm in common, the traject that the immigrants do it's hard and they're risking their lifes every day.
    Coba, it can be interesant for you a sog of Chambao, "papeles mojados", it's in spanish.


    Marta Torelló 4thC

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  2. I think who this song, like many others, reflect the processes that make the immigrants and make life so difficult that they have. For many their dream is coming to Spain because they think it is a better country, but they know that not everything is happiness here, and that life here can sometimes be as hard as there

    Ariadna Gutierrez 4thB

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  3. A think the same of marta, that the immigrants risk their lifes when they chango of country, and it's difficult to start a new live in another country that you know nothing, it can't be easy, and it's difficult to enter in the society, because there are times that people discriminate you because you are immigrant, and I think it's not good. And the people immigrnat have a difficult life.

    Olalla Aranda 4thC

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