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Calexico — Cumbia Peninsula
Album: El Mirador
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Released: 2022
Length: 3:52
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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
Comments (24)add comment
 joejennings wrote:

Learn how to use the "Skip Button"! ...problem solved ...and spare us from your drivel!   Along with a lot of other RP listeners, I think that this is EXCELLENT ! 
Thanx RP!  



Escuchando bailando olé olé y olé 

 Randy1cleo wrote:

Please, no more Spanish music on RP!!


Learn how to use the "Skip Button"! ...problem solved ...and spare us from your drivel!   Along with a lot of other RP listeners, I think that this is EXCELLENT ! 
Thanx RP!  

Please, no more Spanish music on RP!!
"Desert noir." That was rather inspired. 
Fun fact: Calexico is on the Mexico/California border. On the other side is the town of Mexicali.
 Gromit_42 wrote:

Spanish:

Translation from deepl.com:
The time I have left
Is for what I love
The three sides of my soul
They're cracking on me
They don't deserve my breath
Your lies and your stories
I know you hear me
I know it's our time

Some are searching their whole lives
Everyone wants to find


This a very talented band. Love their wide range of styles. 
 unclehud wrote:

Evidence of new hands on the steering wheel?   Likely.  And I also applaud new music!



Calexico has been on the RP playlist for a long time.  RP is a great place to be introduced to new music.  That's why we are all here.  Thanx RP!!!   
I didn't know that Calexico grew out of Giant Sand. Yet another tasty tidbit to be found on the RP all-you-can-listen smorgasbord!
 forthbrdge wrote:

I noticed the same. Love the existing catalog, but happy to see fresh stuff entering the mix.

Evidence of new hands on the steering wheel?   Likely.  And I also applaud new music!
 HenryT88 wrote:

I dont have a clue what they are singing in Spanish, but it sticks in my head for hours after hearing this song.....


Spanish:

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


Translation from deepl.com:

The time I have left
Is for what I love
The three sides of my soul
They're cracking on me
They don't deserve my breath
Your lies and your stories
I know you hear me
I know it's our time

Some are searching their whole lives
Everyone wants to find

I dont have a clue what they are singing in Spanish, but it sticks in my head for hours after hearing this song.....
just saw them live at the Sinclair in Cambridge for two nights.  WOW, what a tight, great show!
This is so good! I've been doing a deep dive of their music in Apple music and they are legit! Well worth exploring their catalog.
Great song from a great album. This one features Jairo Zavala
 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 Manizales 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.