Nancy Sanchez proudly presents her latest single, ‘The Kids Are Still In Cages’

Nancy Sanchez proudly presents her latest single, ‘The Kids Are Still In Cages’

NANCY SANCHEZ, THE RANCHERA –INSPIRED LATINX SINGER-SONGWRITER, PROUDLY PRESENTS HER NEW MUSIC VIDEO YOUTUBE RELEASE ONLY 

THE KIDS ARE STILL IN CAGES

Los Angeles, September 2020. The award-winning, bilingual singer-songwriter Nancy Sanchez proudly presents her latest single, ‘The Kids Are Still In Cages’. Nancy Sanchez wrote this song to protest the inhumane treatment of children who have been detained in cages, separated from families, lost from government records and worse. It’s also a personal migration story of her experience coming to America from Mexico at 3 years old.

Nancy is partnering with several Immigrations Action groups to help generate and put an end to this policy now and forever. The groups include The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic, Rise to Reunite and Al Otro Lado who specifically help reunite children with their families.

Nancy wrote this song specifically in English because she wanted Americans to know the depth of the inhumanity they allow to happen in their own greatest country in the world.

The Kids Are Still In Cages was produced by Mexico City’s Beto Hale (Flor De Toloache, Ozomatli, Diamante Eléctrico) who began his professional music career as a member of the iconic Mexican group Timbiriche, and is an alum of the The Berklee College of Music.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deopv8HPGGw

“The Kids Are Still In Cages” (BPM 82)

 By Nancy Sanchez

(Verse1)

I was told to go back where I came from

Back where I belong, but I don’t know where I belong

I was brought here in my mother’s arms

Just a little girl searching for the stars

Circumstances forced my parents to leave

We crossed the line, in 1989

(Verse 2)

It’s never easy to leave your life behind

A whole new culture, a brand new way of life

Without knowing the language, without even a dime

The only frame of mind is to keep that dream alive

It’s not easy to survive

(Chorus)

Let’s not forget about the ones who weren’t so lucky

They traveled far in search of their American dream

Only to find a world so cruel and empty

While the city (cities) burns and world rages the kids are still in cages

As time goes by and you assimilate and you integrate

It’s easy to forget that you were once in their shoes

With every car you buy and the “I got mine so fuck you” mentality

You lose your humanity

How can you live with yourself?

(Chorus)

Let’s not forget about the ones who weren’t so lucky

They traveled far in search of their American dream

Only to find a world so cruel and empty

While the city (cities) burns and world rages the kids are still in cages

(Outro)

What about them?

The kids in cages are waiting

For a friend

What about them?

What about them?

The kids in cages are waiting

To be saved

What about them?

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