¡Hey Yo / Yo Soy!

by Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

Hey!
        Yo! ...
                   Yo! ... Yo! ...
   Hey-ey!... Yo!/Yo!...
                                 Yo! ... Yo! ... Yo!...
                                                    Yo!/Yo!...  Yo! ...
        Hey-ey!... Yo!/Yo!...
                                            Yo! ... Yo! ... Yo!...
                                Yo!/Yo!...  Yo! ... Yo! ...
                                                               Hey-ey! Yo!...
                                                                    ¡Yo Soy
                                                                       Puertorriqueño, Bro! ...
            That's Right, Ése
               That's What I Say, Jefe
                                                    Que,
      I, too, Am PuroPutoUníco,
                                                 Uniqueó, Ése

                                                    Just Like You, Like You
                                                                                       Just
                                                                  Like You, Ése
                                                                                       Que
                                                                        I Am Me,
                                                                                       Que
                                                                        I Am You
                                                                                   As You,
                                                                      Am Me --
                                                                                      Que,
                                                                               Hey!
                                                                                        Yo!
                                                                           Yo Soy
                                                                             Puertorriqueño, Bro!
                                                                                                                             Que,
                                                                          It Is A "We" Thing --
                                                                                                                           It Is an Así
                                                                                                                                           Tháng!
                                                  :A Whole, Huge
                                                                  Nosotro Trip
                                                                    that governs this Ship,
                                                              el Planeta Earth,
                                                                that gives Us Birth --
                                                                                in Multí Colors
                                                                               of the Universe!
                                                                                                                          And,
                                                                         Everything That I Be
                                                                                           You Be, Too!
                                                                                       Tambien,
                                                                                           Se
                                                                                       Dice, Así
                                                                                           Ése
BeCause
   BecauseBecause
             BecauseBecause
                        BecauseWhy?!...
                                                     BecauseBecause
                                                               BecauseBecause
                                                                          BeCauseWhy?!...
                              Because of Love
                                                of A Love so deep
                                                                         deep
                                                      that still it seeps
                                                                              seeps
                                                            within Us deep
                                                                                   deep,
                                                                                  yet still
                                                                                       it seeps ...

   Que Mis Raices Son
                           de Ése, Ése
       Nativo Taino
                 Indijino
              de Paraiso,
                           bailando rítmo
                                      rítmo Africano,
                                                              Que Fué
                                                    Violado
                                                            por un
                                                 Anti-Cholo
                                          Españolo:
                                                        Therefore, Latino
                                                  Therefore,
                                                                 Why
                                                                   My Hair grows
                                                                                            -- So, Bro! ...

                               ¿ComprendeVu
                                                    What I'm telling You?!...
       Que Soy
                  a Modern Latin
                    from el Barrio Manhattan!
                                                                ¡¿Y, Que?!...

This,Thing,
                    Racism!!!
                            is an Unnatural schism
                 that makes You
                    part of a SyStem
                                           that puts you
                                             in its prison
                                                            For almost
                                                              NO Reason
                                                                               ¡¿Y, Que?!...
                                                               That allows
                                                                     For KiLLing
                                                                                Your Own!
                                                                                                  Ése!
                                                                   That allows
                                                                         For KiLLing
                                                                                    Your Own!
                   'Tis, It's the
                                   SeaSon ...
                                                 for a good Reason
                               To Show Cause,
                                                         For What Cause!(a) --
                                    You would KiLL
                                                          KillKill!!!
                                        Your Own Brother, Ése!
                                                                  Ése allí,
                                                                              y
                                                                       Ése allí ...
                                                           Ése allí,
                                                                      y
                                                                Ése allí ...
                                                                               ComprendeMí !!! --
Ése allí,
y
Ése allí ...
Ése allí,
y
Ése allí ...
                                                                              ComprendeMí !!!...
Ése allí,
y
Ése allí ...

 
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