Analyzing the Meaning of Song Lyrics

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
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Advanced Composition ENG 300
June 19, 2013

Music and Lyrics: Ruben Blades
(Looking For America)
I’m searching for you, America and fear that I will not find you your footprint has been lost in the dark. (Line 4)
I’m calling you America but you are not answering me.
You have been made to vanish by those who deny truth.(Line 8)

Surrounded by shadows we deny all that’s true until there is justice we will never have peace.(Line 12)
Living under Dictatorships
I search for you and I cannot find you.
Your body tortured is nowhere to be found. (Line 16)
If one’s dream is everybody’s dream to break the chains and begin our journey
Let’s be confident
Let’s go ahead, my race,

Let’s preserve time for those to come.(Line 24)
You’ve been abducted, America
Your mouth has been gagged and today it’s our turn to bring you freedom.
I’m calling you America our future awaits us and before it dies on us we will find you.(Line 33)
I’m searching for you America.
I’m calling you America
Oh, Oh
Fighting for our race and our freedom
And we will find you among the darkness,

You’ve been vanished by those who’re afraid of your truth.
While we search for the truth
Searching for our America
Mama and papa’s dream
And it’s our turn today to set you free. (Line 43)“Looking for America” 2013. Ruben Blades website. June 19, 2013, 05:05 http://www.rubenblades.com/lyrics/?currentPage=5. When listening to the lyrics of this song it reminds me of people like my mother and father who to me relate more to the familiar version of “The American Dream”. I grew up in Puerto Rico and have seen the struggles of my family to give us enrichment in life, within our home and education. For my family it has been easier to convert to the norms and values of the United States, but for others I have seen their struggles to be…...

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