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Futuro Conjunto

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Reclaim your claim on the lands that you walk upon Come on and dig your feet into the flood-plain Cause we’ve been here for years In the valley of tears Why why why why ay ay ay ay ay When they tried to bury us They didn’t know what we’d dig up We know the truth because we’ve SEEN the past It’s out there, buried underneath a hundred thousand plastic commemorative Selena cups! Cause we’ve been here for years In the valley of tears LISTEN! * * * “Tonight, the Valley burns as the so-called “Basura Bandits” clash with Texas Rangers. Only hours ago, a skirmish broke out among the groups as a convoy carrying 18,000 metric tons of trash was attacked on its way to Colonia Cosmica on the outskirts of Weslaco. The masked Bandits commandeered the trucks and emptied their toxic cargo on the doorsteps of Crystal Palm, the Valley’s most exclusive gated community. In an online statement, a spokesperson for the Bandits said that “our community has for too long been decimated by the waste of the ruling class.” Colonia Cosmica became the first self-sustaining settlement in the region in 2065. But due to its unincorporated status, several municipalities have decided it would make an ideal location for an automated mega-municipal dump. The residents of Colonia Cosmica appear to have other plans." * * * And when they tried to bury us They didn’t know what they gave up And when they tried to bury us They didn’t know what we’d dig up
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LA MIMA 01:20
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hold up wait a minute got a steep cut comin' track from the back ‘bout the redcap runnin’ runnin’ from attack cause that attack would be comin,’ it comin’ like a flashback to a river still runnin’ to a war drum drummin’ to an internet numbin’ to the fact of the redcap slummin’ runnin’ from the past but the past keep comin’ [na - na - na -na - na - na] it was 2044 and things were gettin’ outta order the red started to starve, they was runnin’ for the border the border caught ‘em at large, cause they paper in disorder paper in disorder? paper in disorder! they paper was an order for “White Flight: The Sequel,” seekin’ Terra Nova like what they doin’ not evil buildin’ and buryin’ like a bully with no equal but by they weak wall, the People who’d never fought against People were forced to act on the People who never wanted the People to learn the truth about People who never fought against No one except the ones who saw “No one,” and so the street gave up No one and the people cried [na - na - na -na - na - na] Runnin' from the past but the past keep comin' finally, finally, JUL/3Z is hot on the track with rhymes so bold and flows that overflow your stacks like my abueltia siri, so much more than just a toy i’m the realest of the real, ‘cept i’m not a real boy artificially intelligent you best be not mistakin’ that for negligence i’ma tell the truth so don’t you take offense gonna have to speed it up to make it (make sense) you call me to compose a beat i burn through da page of your history i chop and i chop and i chop and i chop and i pick up patterns, i pick up patterns i pick up patterns: the bodies they drop pick up patterns: the bodies they drop picking up patterns in bodies they droppin’ in bodies they droppin, in bodies they droppin’ you: workin’ overtime, you: workin’ overtime you: dying to move like a new lie you gotta get you a newer clue, gotta get to the truth ‘fore we all die bigot be thinkin bout wallin’ it warrior workin’ on stallin’ it callin’ out cowards who droppin’ and choppin’ and never never never never thinking’ bout stopping it [na - na - na -na - na - na] Runnin' from the past but the past keep comin'
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These Guys?! 01:18
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// es el año 2033 tengo el honor de representar a mi gente en este exploración en marte llevo conmigo mi cultura pero mi corazon se queda atras te extrañare, mi amor // an astronaut, a shepherd he spoke often of adventure my love, he vanished into space a song to a far-off place // y yo pregunto porque me fue sin pensar en que lo que nos iba a suceder // past a moon they took you // la tierra retrocede // towards the stars I look for you // mi amor se fortalece // see my love through the space you move off to mars they shipped you // aqui estoy tan solo // if i could i'd follow you // guardaste mi foto // let the stars carry me to you // el trayecto a sido dificil estar tan lejos a sido lo mas que duele ya no puedo estar aquí // you made me feel like floating high above this broken earth for years i've felt this hurt // tú, tú eres la lúz que busco en la oscuridad quando no estás // past a moon they took you // la tierra retrocede // towards the stars I look for you // mi amor se fortalece // see my love through the space you move off to mars they shipped you // muriendome del frio // if i could i'd follow you // regresa amor mio // let the stars carry me to you save me take me play me apart take me save me bear me of this earth
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Dime mi amor Do you want to go swimming? We’ll swim in the waters and sink till we drown Dicieron Dicieron But we wouldn’t listen Dicieron Narciso was coming to town And there’s no escape From the waves as they break Down your walls They told us all that Help would be on the way We swallowed the lie They left us to die And the flood came to take you away A thousand-year storm That’s what they called em But a thousand-year storm Came every year Narciso, Narciso, El Huracán de nuestro Valle Won't you blow me away I don’t want to be here It’s dark and it’s cold, my body is weightless The water feels like floating in space Te extraño mi amor my heartbeat is slowing Narciso came and took me away
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a liquid promise a cruel charade a cutting falsehood your crystal barricade this age a guilty conscience a crooked smile an old deception your suffocating style your style still, I see you clear as day you’re a heat mirage a heat mirage an empty gesture a silver stage a paper tiger your profiteering ways your ways a grim obsession a foreign fear eternal summer the flag you’ve planted here here still, I see you clear as day you’re a heat mirage a heat mirage
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Vamos a contar un corrido Con estos amigos caídos Aquí en el almacén Al comienzo de todo el cosmos Ya estaba la primera madre Supervisó la calidad de las estrellas, Atando todo con su energía dura Pero como pasó este momento Las armonías comenzaron a fallar Y los hijos de todos los planetas Eligieron rapidez a conquistar Pero la madre todavía nos une A pesar de nuestro hábito de partir Las estrellas que vemos en la noche Son la fe para los mundos por venir Al termino de todo el cosmos Ay estaba la primera madre Ella aun se unio a sus creaciones Atando todo con su energía dura Y los hijos de todos los planetas Eran cansados de eones de la guerra Y por fin ellos combinaron sus fatigas Se transformaron a una forma pura Pero la madre todavía nos une A pesar de nuestro hábito de partir Las estrellas que vemos en la noche Son la fe para los mundos por venir
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TOCI 01:00
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(By Fernando Z. Maldonado) Este amor apasionado Anda todo alborotado Por volver Voy camino a la locura Y aunque todo me tortura Sé querer Nos dejamos hace tiempo Pero me llegó el momento de perder Tú tenías mucha razón Le hago caso al corazón Y me muero por volver Y volver volver, volver A tus brazos otra vez Llegaré hasta donde estés Yo sé perder, yo sé perder Quiero volver, volver, volver Nos dejamos hace tiempo Pero me llegó el momento De perder Tú tenías mucha razón Le hago caso al corazón Y me muero por volver Y volver volver, volver A tus brazos otra vez Llegaré hasta donde estés Yo sé perder, yo sé perder Quiero volver, volver, volver
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released July 1, 2020

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Futuro Conjunto Edinburg, Texas

“Futuro Conjunto,” an original work of speculative, transmedia Chicanx fiction by Charlie Vela and Jonathan Leal. Written between 2019-2020, “Futuro Conjunto” is Vela and Leal’s second RGV-focused, cross-country collaboration It features contributions from over thirty independent RGV artists and activists, and it was funded by a Community Engagement Grant from Stanford University. ... more

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