Yo ya estoy hasta la madre de que me pongan sombrero Escucha entonces cuando digo no me llames frijolero Y aunque exista algun respeto y no metamos las narices Nunca inflamos la moneda haciendo guerra a otros paises Te pagamos con petroleo e intereses nuestra deuda Mientras tanto no sabemos quien se queda con la feria Aunque nos hagan la fama de que somos vendedores De la droga que sembramos ustedes son consumidoresTRANSLATION:
I`m sick and tired of them putting this hat on me Listen now when I tell you – don`t call me "frijolero" (beaner) And though there`s some respect and we don`t interfere We never inflate currency making war on other countries We pay you our debt with oil and interests But we don`t know who winds up with the change Although we are famous for being the sellers of the drugs we grow , you all are the consumersSECOND RAP (IN ENGLISH)"GRINGO POINT OF VIEW (spoken in "Frijolero" video by a U.S. border patrol agent):
Don`t call me gringo, you f—kin beaner Stay on your side of the goddamn river Don`t call me gringo you beanerTHIRD RAP:"MEXICAN POINT OF VIEW" RESPONSE (Spoken in Gringo Accent):
No me digas beaner, Mr. Puñetero Te sacare un susto por racista y culero No me llames frijolero , pinche gringo puñeteroTRANSLATION:
Don`t call me beaner, Mr. Masturbator I`ll give you a scare for being a racist and "culero"("coward" -derived from term for anus) Don`t call me "frijolero", f—ing gringo masturbatorFOURTH RAP (IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH):
Now I wish I had a dime for every single time I`ve gotten stared down for being in the wrong side of town And a rich man I`d be if I had that kind of chips Lately I wanna smack the mouths of these racists
Podras imaginarte desde afuera, Ser un mexicano cruzando la frontera. Pensando en tu familia mientras que pasas, Dejando todo lo que tu conoces atrás. Si tuvieras tu que esquivar las balas? De unos cuantos gringos rancheros? Les seguiras deciendo (sic) good for nothing wetback? Si tuvieras tu que empezar de cero?
Now why don`t you look down to Where your feet is planted That U.S. soil that makes you take shit for granted If not for Santa Ana, just to let you know That where your feed are planted would be Mexico Correcto!TRANSLATION (English sections included to retain continuity):
Now I wish I had a dime for every single time I`ve gotten stared down for being in the wrong side of town And a rich man I`d be if I had that kind of chips Lately I wanna smack the mouths of these racists Can you imagine yourself As a Mexican crossing the border Thinking of your family while you cross Leaving all you know behind What if you had to dodge bullets Of some gringo ranchers Would you keep saying "good for nothing wetback?" If you had to start from scratch? Now why don`t you look down to Where your feet is planted That U.S. soil that makes you take shit for granted If not for Santa Ana, just to let you know That where your feed are planted would be Mexico Correcto!Some Relevant Commentary On "Frijolero" -THE GRINGO ACCENT AND THE BLEEPING (OR LACK THEREOF) –In "Frijolero", Molotov uses an accent ridiculing how we gringos speak Spanish.This has not prevented the song from getting airplay on MTV en Español. But can you imagine MTV playing a song by an American group that ridicules the accent of a Mexican speaking English? Or a song promoting immigration restriction?And speaking of MTV en Español, when the "Frijolero" video is broadcast, Spanish expletives are bleeped, but not the English expletives, and not the taking of the Lord`s name in vain. They don`t care about offending English speakers.ANTI- AMERICAN?When Molotov was in Madrid, Spain, band members declared that Molotov is not "antiyanki," just against the "racismo en la frontera con México."El Universal, June 2nd, 2003, Rechaza Molotov ser "antiyanki"You have to understand though, what Mexicans mean when they condemn "racism." The Mexican definition of racism is "Any attempt by the U.S.A. to control its own border with Mexico." It`s noteworthy that in the "Frijolero" video, the character who raps the "American point of View" is a U.S. Border Patrol Agent!In February of 2003, Molotov guitarist Tito Fuentes expressed the band`s opposition to the imminent U.S. war with Iraq – "We`re not in favor of Bush`s proposal.... It`s an anti-gringo, anti-Bush posture." Certainly, opposition to Gulf War II is not necessarily the same thing as being anti-American. But why didn`t Fuentes just criticize the war without calling his posture "anti-gringo?" Why, indeed?Randy Ebright:And why is Randy Ebright, Molotov`s gringo member, so opposed to the U.S. controlling its border with Mexico? Randy is one of the co-writers of "Frijolero" and is the rapper who sings Rap #4 (with the "this used to be Mexico" conclusion). What was Randy Ebright`s motivation for "Frijolero"?Well, just read his own explanation:
"The words to `Frijolero" came to me when I was with my (Mexican) wife and daughter, visiting my family in Michigan. At immigration in Miami, we had to stand on separate lines, and I felt like we were being treated differently. They were looking at my daughter, like, why does she have two last names? What is this Latino name?"
"... the United States is a country of immigrants. And to suddenly say it`s time to close the border to future immigrants, I think, is very hypocritical."("Molotov Takes on Racism and Politics" April 8th, 2003 The Salt Lake Tribune-Knight-Ridder News Service)If you`d like to email Randy and discuss immigration with him, his email is email@example.comTHE "FRIJOLERO" VIDEO which has received heavy rotation on MTV en Español (it was #1 for a time,) was recorded in Austin, Texas. Filming took two days, which was followed by a month of "rotoscoping", a technique which transforms live film into a sort of cartoon. (The video`s producers were Paul Beck and Jason Archer, who produced "Waking Life") The video also includes an unfavorable cameo appearance by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, who looks like the devil! Apparently Bush`s incessant pandering to Mexico didn`t impress the Molotov boys in the least!PROPERTY RIGHTS? It`s obvious that Molotov opposes the U.S. controlling its own border and keeping Mexican illegal aliens out. They also oppose the right of private property owners on the U.S. side of the border from protecting their property. Does that mean Molotov is composed of ideological opponents of property? Do they believe borders and private possessions are bad and everybody should be sharing all the world?Well, that depends a lot on on whose possessions are being shared . The members of Molotov sure don`t like the U.S. trying to exclude illegal aliens. But there`s evidence they take their own property rights rather seriously.Another song on "Dance and Dense Denso" is entitled "Queremos Pastel", Spanish for "We Want Cake!", the traditional chant at a Mexican birthday party.Molotov`s Micky Huidobro (who co-wrote "Frijolero") explains the song thusly:
" `Queremos Pastel` talks about a strong subject.... Like the guy who arrives at your house and doesn`t know if it`s your birthday or not, but only lights his joint, uses your carpet as an ashtray, writes on the wall and leaves memories."Huidobro thinks it`s OK that millions of Mexicans enter the U.S. illegally, some of whom damage private property on the border. But he`s not too keen about uninvited guests entering his (presumably posh) house and using his carpet as an ashtray!Molotov is also very opposed to the unauthorized copying of their music (pirate copying of movies and music is very common in Mexico). Despite the band`s cultivation of an anti-establishment pose and rebel stance, they are not at all happy when people make pirate copies of THEIR CDs. That cuts into THEIR profits. So to fight back, their new CD has an individual code on each copy (Universal, January 30th, 2003, Fox y Bush "actúan" en video de Molotov), which enables its owner to enter a special VIP section of the Molotov website.If you buy a pirated copy, you can`t enter the Molotov VIP site – which, for a Molotov fan, must be a real deprivation.According to Molotov being illegal in the U.S.is good, but if the U.S. controls its border it`s racist. And ranchers protecting their own property - that`s bad.On the other hand, making unauthorized copies of a Molotov CD, and thus depriving the group of some of their multi-zillion dollar corporate profits, is bad. But when Molotov protects its corporate profits, that`s good.Amazing how it works out like that, isn`t it?[For video of Frijolero, click here...] American citizen Allan Wall lives and works legally in Mexico, where he holds an FM-2 residency and work permit, but serves six weeks a year with the Texas Army National Guard, in a unit composed almost entirely of Americans of Mexican ancestry. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his FRONTPAGEMAG.COM articles are archived here; his website is here. Readers can contact Allan Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org.