¿CUAL ES TU HISTORIA?

1

De dónde vienes hermano mío
Quien te quitó tu tierra y te echó la policía
Acaso el dolor no te ha dejado una herida
O tal vez en tu tierra has dejado tu vida

2

No te basta con ser una mujer reprimida
Que a cosechar dolores ha dedicado su vida
Víctima eres de las balas asesinas
Que disparan los matones de esta horrible oligarquía

3

Campesino de otras tierras a que has dedicado tu vida
A ser víctima de esa empresa que te ha arruinado la vida
Por qué no miras con consuelo que hoy ha terminado tu vida
Porque a pedir limosna te han condenado la vida

4

Negro eres de esas tierras reprimidas
Que con constantes desgracias han marcado tu vida
Que por atrapar pescado han matado a tu familia
Con la excusa de que solo quieren mejorarte la vida

5

Con sus frentes erguidas caminan hoy mis indígenas
Porque exigieron respeto a sus resguardos y a sus vidas
Poseedores son de toda la sabiduría
Y se les ha matado porque no apoyan la mentira

6

De dónde vienes hermano mío
Y sanarte cómo podría
Si son tantos los dolores
Que hoy destruyen tu vida
Permítame que coseche
Toda esa experiencia vivida
Para hablarle a la gente
Que aún sigue estando adormecida

7

Es imposible la paz
Y que ningún presidente lo diga
Mientras haya asesinatos
De indígenas, negros y campesinas

8

Ver correr por Colombia
Ríos de sangre viva
Es de lo que estamos cansados
En mi patria querida

9

La sangre que hoy se derrama
Es de mujeres, hombres y niños
Que lucharon con respeto
Por lo justo y lo digno

10

Que exigieron con prudencia
El territorio en el que han vivido
Y no quieren para sus hijos
cemento, humo y frío

11

Por eso hermano mío
A votar yo le invito
Recordando como siempre su territorio y sus hijos
Sin descuidar por supuesto aquel hermano mijo
Que como muchos en Colombia hoy no tienen nido

ecapcolombia.org

What's your story?

1
Where are you coming from, my brother?
Who took away your land and sent the police after you?
Hasn’t the pain left a wound,
Or have you left your soul on your land?

2
Isn’t it enough to be a repressed woman
who has dedicated herself to harvesting pain?
You are a victim of killer bullets,
shots from the thugs of this terrible oligarchy.

3
Farmers from faraway lands, to what have you dedicated your life?
To be a victim of the company that has ruined your life?
There is no solace in your gaze, today your life is over
because you’ve been condemned to begging.

4
An Afro-Colombian from repressed lands
your life has been marked with constant disgraces.
They killed your family for catching fish
saying that they only wanted to better your life.

5
Today our indigenous peoples walk with their heads held high,
because they demanded respect for their reserves and their lives.
They are the possessors of all the wisdom
but have been killed because they will not support the lies.

6
Where are you coming from my brother
And how can I cure you?
If the pain is so much
which today destroys your life,
let me harvest
all of this lived experience
to speak to the people
who are still asleep

7
Peace is impossible,
and let no president tell you otherwise
while there are still assassinations
of blacks, indigenous, and farmers.

8
Watching Colombia wash over
with rivers of vivid blood,
we are so tired of this
in my beloved country.

9
The blood that is now being spilled
is that of women, men, and children
who fought with respect
for what is just and what is worthy.

10
They demanded with care
the land on which they’ve lived.
And they do not wish for their children
cement, smoke, and cold.

11
That’s why, my brother
I invite you to vote
remembering always your territory and your children
without forgetting of course any of our faraway brothers
who, like many in Colombia, are without a place to call home.

cptcolombia.org

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