1) Greetings from Mazatlán! Wish you were here!
That silver mine's closed. Now the men drink tequila.
But the mine still appears in the guide book for tourists
and in the nightmares of the women and men.
CHORUS An old woman, selling hot churros .. her apron's
the color of roses .. goes by. Tenochitlan
is riding his horse through the sky in October.
1 (Love to the kids)
2 (Getting good rest)
3 (Please check the fridge)
4 (Off to La Paz)
5 (Here comes the bus)
2) Dogs bark. And the shoe shine boys run in the zocolo ..
Beggars and sheep on their knees at the fountain ..
Priests say the mass .. and the men drink tequila
and tell the brave stories again and again.
3) While the mine owners wait at La Cantina Estrella
to inherit the land .. and avoid paying taxes ..
a brown faced girl tells the men, that their sweat
is as proud and important as it ever was then.
4) Quetzalcoatl .. you're sleeping so soundly now.
Bureaucrats bring news of gods on high horses.
You caught fire, and fell .. while eating peyote.
You burn in the eyes of the women and men.
5) San Miguel .. patron of miners and travelers ..
¡Ave Maria! And the men drink tequila.
And the mine still appears in the guide book for tourists
and in the