American Dream | The Change | Singer/Songwriter

Updated: 2 days ago


UC San Diego, Thurgood Marshall College (DOC 3: Imagination)


Synopsis:


Looking back to how I was afraid of releasing this song for people to hear had me reevaluating what was the reasoning behind not sharing this piece of music on December 4, 2018? Researching and finding inspiration to write a song based on the L.A. Riots and Chicano Movement made me understand why I have built a closer resonance to sharing that songwriting is a tool for expressing the dreams we wish to acquire through lyrics that align with our inner peace and the community we grew up in. Learning about covert and overt racial discrimination in college and becoming aware of how I aligned as a Latino/a citizen made me question the American Dream through my own complex Chicano/a background. With the growing problems ranging from: financial instability, immigration labels, and cultural inequality, I only hope for a world that practices mindfulness to understand the extreme cause and effect through a small action can change history for better or worse. All I can suggest for now is to educate ourselves through cultural acquisition in the areas of cultural competency and diversity. Cross-cultural learning and experience is meant to strengthen us not limit us.


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SoundCloud Link: (Listen Here)

https://soundcloud.com/jane_alvarado/the-change


Lyrics:


Intro:

You say I’m not part of your home Necesitas terminar esta irracionalidad Respect those whom surround you Acepta la gente de costumbres diferentes

Their history doesn’t define their character Su color no causará separación en la comunidad Allow the human race to bring change Se el cambio y no la destrucción


Chorus:

Cause we create the human race And our dreams fill the space

Openness will end this senseless misery And reward us with a fruitful destiny


Bridge:

My brown skin and dark hair Will not cause you despair I have a heart that yearns for change And hopes to no longer be estranged


Chorus:

Cause we create the human race And our dreams fill the space

Openness will end this senseless misery And reward us with a fruitful destiny


Outro:

Imagine a world with equal opportunities for all Imagina un mundo con igualdad de oportunidades para todos

Imagine Imagine Imagina Imagina


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I hope you enjoy the song and spread the importance of cultural integration as a source of personal development!


Respectfully,

Jane Alvarado


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