Friday Morning Cantos (Week 2) featuring Iris Rodriguez

Friday Morning Cantos with Xica Nation / Week 2 featuring Iris Rodriguez (Yacatsol) 
Lyrics in English and Spanish below

— Manifesto and prayer of the day by @gabestorres 

“May I love in ways that devastatingly disrupt organized state violence. 

May I hope in ways that stand in direct and fervent opposition against white cis hetero patriarchy. 

May I rest and play in ways that trouble and tremble the forces and figures that exploit and capitalize on the fear of lack. 

May I create and strategize in ways that destroy pipelines, the legacy of the rich and of landlords, and the passive illusion that we don’t have what it takes to do so. 

May I sing, write, speak — communicate in ways that invite you to become a student and practitioner of a new world—where we count on each other for safety, resources, accountability. Where all are free.” 

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“Solo Un Instante” sung by Iris Rodriguez (Yacatsol) 
Written by Juan Axixic Sanchez Hernandez 

yacatsol.com 
xicamedia.com 
xicanation.com 
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LYRICS 

“Solo un instante” Spanish (followed by English translation) 

Lo dicen los danzantes 
lo dicen los abuelxs 
lo dijo Nezahualcoyotl 
y los temazcaleros 

Lo dicen los del norte 
lo dicen los del sur 
el águila y el condor, 
y el colibrí azul 

Venimos a la vida 
venimos a soñar 
venimos a cantar 
venimos a danzar 

Venimos a la vida 
nomas de pasadita 
solo un instante aqui 
Madre Tierra bendita 

Dejemos al menos flores 
dejemos al menos cantos 
dejemos al menos flores 
dejemos al menos cantos 

Hagamos alabanzas 
hagamos nuestras danzas 
Dejemos al menos flores 
dejemos al menos cantos 

Como fugaz estrella 
como la flor más bella 
como un sútil suspiro 
de sublime pajarillo 

Venimos a la vida 
nomas de pasadita 
solo un instante aqui 
Madre Tierra bendita 

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ENGLISH TRANSLATION “Just One Instant” 

The danzantes say it, 
the grandparents say it, 
Nezahualcoyotl said it 
also the sweat lodgers 

The ones from the north say it 
the ones from the south say it 
the eagle and the condor, 
and the blue hummingbird 

We come to life 
we come to dream 
we come to sing 
we come to dance 

We come to life 
just passing through 
just here for one instant 
blessed Mother Earth 

Let’s leave at least flowers, 
let’s leave at least songs, 
let’s leave at least flowers, 
let’s leave at least songs. 

Let’s sing our praises,
let’s dance our dances, 
let’s leave at least flowers, 
let’s leave at least songs 

Like a fleeting star, 
like the most beautiful flower, 
like a subtle sigh of a sublime little bird 

We come to life
just passing through
just here for one instant 
blessed Mother Earth