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1) POLICIA - LIVE CONCERT

Ahí viene la policía y viene por mi.

Siempre me agarran y me hacen infeliz.

Me tratan como un criminal, como una traicionera.

Mujer terrorista, peligrosa pistolera.


Señor policía, hay una explicación.

No es lo que piensa es que soy músico.

Las balas que encontró guardadas en mi estuche,

no seran usadas pa' echar tiros a nadie.


Señor policía, le digo la verdad.

Si soy peligrosa pero no con las armas.

Dejeme ir libre y jamas me va a ver.

Unos de mis talentos es desaparecer.


Ahí viene la policía y viene por mi.

Siempre me agarran y me hacen infeliz.

Me tratan como un criminal, como una traicionera.

Mujer terrorista, feminista, mexican,

american, condenada, peligrosa, pistolera.


Here come the police, they are coming for me.

They always catch me which makes me sad.

They treat me like a criminal, a traitor.

Terrorist woman, a dangerous gun bandit.


Mr Policeman there is an explanation.

It is not what you think - I'm a musician!

The bullets found in my case

will not be used to shoot anyone!


Mr Policeman, I tell you the truth.

Yes I am dangerous but not with weapons.

Let me go free and you will never see me.

One of my talents is disappearing!


Here come the police, they are coming for me.

They always catch me which makes me sad.

They treat me like a criminal, a traitor.

Terrorist woman, feminist, mexican,

american, convicted, a dangerous gun bandit.

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2) POLICIA - ALBUM RECORDING

Pistolera - Policia

Vocals & Guitars - Sandra Lilia Velasquez

Drums - Ani Cordero

Bass - Inca B. Satz

Accordian - Maria Elena


Rob Weisberg Show, May 2008

Curators - WFMU


Audio from Free Music Archive

Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons License.


This track featuring traditional styles of Mexican music can be heard with video and lyrics in the version from the live concert of 2008. Alternatively, listen to the Brooklyn based New York City Band from the “En Este Camino” album  recording. Pistolera latin pop-folklorico songs are about immigrants' rights, war, racism, feminism, and life on the border. More songs are available for free download and purchase from Bandcamp. Further albums by the band include “Siempre Hay Salida” (2006) and “El Desierto Y La Ciudad” (2011).

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