The Successful Failures​ ​-​ ​"The Ballad of Julio Cuellar"

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Sitting in a room in a plastic chair

Smoke from my cigarette looms

They’re feeding us warm tortillas and soon

They’ll be bringing us back to our rooms

I’m a middle aged man with a full time job

And a granddaughter soon to arrive

With the money I make I will never provide

I don’t take enough to get by

We left in the morning before the sun rise

Three days of darkness and then we arrived

On the American side

My Coyote left me to die

I paid my Coyote a handsome sum

He promised to get me inside

I quit my job laid it all on the line

Now I’m lucky to be half alive


No my own home I don’t even own

And those in the barrio know

I feel ashamed to be seen sick and lame

So I never set foot out these doors



from Rock Against Hate, released January 20, 2017
written by Mick Chorba
c Dinnertime Music 2017

Ron Bechamps - bass, mandolin backing vocals
Mick Chorba - acoustic guitar, lead vocals, organ
Rob Martin - drums
Pete Smith - electric guitar



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