Sin Papeles
Che Sudaka Lyrics


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"...hace 100 años, mi bisabuelo de Galicia salio...
y al llegar a Sudamerika... nadie papel le pidio...
hace 50 años mi otro abuelo de Sicilia salio...
y al llegar a Sudamerica... nadie papel le pidio..."

No tomo te, tomo mate mi amor
Siempre chequeo mi futbol
Despues me escondo cuando viene inmigracion
Inmigrante ilegal en Europe
OH OH... sin papeles... ando sin papeles
Inmigrante ilegal en Europe
No eres mas macho por tener un " uniform "
Y en la cintura un pistolon (bom bom bom bom)

Y yo me escondo cuano viene inmigracion
Inmigrante ilegal en Europe
OH OH... sin papeles... ando sin papeles
Inmigrante ilegal en Europe
Suenan las sirenas, patearon la puerta
Creo que me vienen a buscar
(Escondete escondete escondete!!!)
Que dira mi gente si me ve por alla de vuelta
Inmigrante ilegal en Europe




OH OH... sin papeles... ando sin papeles
Inmigrante ilegal en Europe!!!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Sin Papeles" by Che Sudaka touch on the experiences of immigrants who are undocumented, and the fear and uncertainty that comes with living in a foreign country without proper documentation. The verses describe the stories of the singer's grandparents, who immigrated to South America from Galicia and Sicily respectively, many years ago. However, they did not face any issues with immigration authorities and were able to start a new life in their new homeland without being asked for papers.


On the other hand, the chorus and subsequent verses reflect the experience of the singer, an undocumented immigrant in Europe. The fear of being caught by immigration authorities is constant, and the sense of insecurity and helplessness is palpable. The lyrics describe how the singer hides when immigration authorities approach, and how the sound of sirens and the fear of being caught affect everyday life. The chorus repeats the refrain "Sin papeles" which translates to "without papers," underlining the importance of legal documents in determining a person's ability to live and work in a foreign country.


Overall, "Sin Papeles" is a commentary on the struggles that undocumented immigrants face, and the need for better policies and protections for those who are living in a foreign country without proper paperwork.


Line by Line Meaning

hace 100 años, mi bisabuelo de Galicia salio...
My great-grandfather from Galicia left 100 years ago...


y al llegar a Sudamerika... nadie papel le pidio...
and upon arriving in South America... he was not asked for any papers...


hace 50 años mi otro abuelo de Sicilia salio...
50 years ago my other grandfather from Sicily left...


y al llegar a Sudamerica... nadie papel le pidio...
and upon arriving in South America... he was not asked for any papers...


No tomo te, tomo mate mi amor
I do not drink tea, I drink mate, my love


Siempre chequeo mi futbol
I always check my soccer


Despues me escondo cuando viene inmigracion
Then I hide when immigration comes


Inmigrante ilegal en Europe
Illegal immigrant in Europe


OH OH... sin papeles... ando sin papeles
Oh oh... without papers... I walk without papers


No eres mas macho por tener un ' uniform '
You are not more manly for having a uniform


Y en la cintura un pistolon (bom bom bom bom)
And a gun on your waist (boom boom boom boom)


Y yo me escondo cuano viene inmigracion
And I hide when immigration comes


Suenan las sirenas, patearon la puerta
The sirens are sounding, they kicked down the door


Creo que me vienen a buscar
I think they are coming to get me


(Escondete escondete escondete!!!)
(Hide, hide, hide!)


Que dira mi gente si me ve por alla de vuelta
What will my people say if they see me back there


Inmigrante ilegal en Europe
Illegal immigrant in Europe


OH OH... sin papeles... ando sin papeles
Oh oh... without papers... I walk without papers


Inmigrante ilegal en Europe!!!
Illegal immigrant in Europe!!!




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@paulabenitezbolivar5545

Me encantan! Son lo máximo ...que combinación colombo argentina tan bárbara... nos vemos en Abril!!
FELICIDAD INFINITA

@rogelioruiz419

se trata de un cover del cover, es decir, un cover de “Inmigrante ilegal in NY” que King Changó hizo cover de Sting

@KAFADSRED

Hello from greece!!! I think that the music is the same with a song from an artist from Cote d ivoire,Tiken Jah Fakoly - Africain à Paris

@monicabritasfernandez3156

Milbicos....da galiZa ...joder cuanto tiempo

@lexgraffitiSRF

era una bien conocida cancion de Sting,I'm an englishman in new york, me gusta mucho mas asì :D bien bacana , me filicito!! desde italia con gusto!!

@joserodriguezberja4399

Si quieres ver la luz vas hacia la luz, si quieres oscuridad vas a las sombras, si quieres encender y apagar la luz tienes que moverte, aun no tienes el interruptor

@kofisteven1

que bueno cancion nadié en esta mundo es ilegal. la terra apartenece a los humanos

@Monaxil

De que grupo era la melodía, que ya no me acuerdo?

@joserodriguezberja4399

El 6 lo alcanzaras cuando tu latido produzca cambios reales, falta de infraestructura

@AdrianMarzal

Creo que era una cancion inglesa llamada "A englishman in New York"

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