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A Song for Santiago Cruz

Anne Feeney
Languages: English, Spanish



On April 9th they found him - He'd been beaten, bound and gagged
His lifeless body bore - the signs of torture and abuse
Two short months before he'd come to work in Monterrey
Recordarèmos Santiago Cruz.

Santiago Cruz was only 29 years old –
His brutal killing barely made the news..

We demand his murderers be found and brought to justice –
Recordarèmos Santiago Cruz.

Each year tens of thousands cross the border heading north
To pick the crops and labor at the jobs Americans refuse
One man headed south to try to end their exploitation
Recordarèmos Santiago Cruz.

Santiago Cruz was only 29 years old -
His brutal killing barely made the news..

We demand his murderers be found and brought to justice
Recordarèmos Santiago Cruz.

Now the day is coming soon when all the workers in the fields
Will finally get a living wage for all that they produce
And when all the smugglers disappear - and the last coyote starves...:
Recordarèmos Santiago Cruz.

Santiago Cruz was only 29 years old -
¿Cual cobarde apagò su luz?

We demand his murderers be found and brought to justice
Recordarèmos Santiago Cruz.

So many people profit from the migrant workers' suffering
Coyotes, growers, buyers, restaurants – we who eat the foods
This brave young union organizer soon became a target
Recordarèmos Santiago Cruz

Santiago Cruz was only 29 years old -
¿Cual cobarde apagò su luz?

We demand his murderers be found and brought to justice –
Recordarèmos Santiago Cruz.
We will remember Santiago Cruz.
¡Recordarèmos Santiago Cruz!


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