La Sesera No Va
Ska-P Lyrics


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Salta, salta, saltinbanki
Es el baile antiyanki
Cristobal colón, los hermanos pinzón y la tripulación
Fernando e Isabel Fian al genovés toda la operación
Religión, oro y civilización, masacre a la población
Sin saber que, quinientos años después, sembrarían el terror
Eh, tu, la sesera no va!
Norteamérica, la sesera no va!
Dominación de cualquier situación, pasarán a la acción
Fué en vietnam, nicaragua, en Irak y hasta en el salvador
Son sus armas nucleares, son sus bases militares, me hacen temblar
Son sus pozos de pétroleo, son sus minas de diamantes
Somalía, Irak!

Eh, tu, la sesera no va!
Norteamérica, la sesera no va!
Colón, ¿qué hiciste?, ¿por qué los descubriste?
Mil nueve cuarenta y dos, quinientos años de masacre indígena
Que viva zapata!
Salta! salta! saltinbanki
Es el baile antiyanki




Eh, tu, la sesera no va!
Norteamérica, la sesera no va!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Ska-P's song La Sesera No Va are a political commentary on the history of colonization and imperialism by North America in various countries around the world. The song starts by referencing Christopher Columbus, and his exploration of the Americas with Fernando e Isabel sponsoring his voyage. The lyrics highlight how colonization was accomplished through religion, gold, and civilization, but it came at the cost of mass murder and terror inflicted on the native populations. The song then shifts to more recent imperialistic activities that North America has been involved in, such as Vietnam, Nicaragua, Iraq, and El Salvador, all of which have resulted in devastation and destruction of the people's lives and culture.


The chorus of the song, "Eh, tu, la sesera no va! Norteamérica, la sesera no va!" can be translated as "Hey, you, the brain is not working! North America, the brain is not working!", is a direct critique of North America's policies and actions. The term sesera, used throughout the song, refers to the brain or mind and is a play on words to criticize North America's policies as unreasonable and illogical.


Overall, the song's lyrics convey a message of opposition to imperialism and colonization imposed by North America. It portrays the destruction and oppression caused by North America's policies throughout history as well as the ongoing struggle for liberation.


Line by Line Meaning

Salta, salta, saltinbanki
Jump, jump, saltinbanki


Es el baile antiyanki
It's the anti-American dance


Cristobal colón, los hermanos pinzón y la tripulación
Christopher Columbus, the Pinzon brothers and the crew


Fernando e Isabel Fian al genovés toda la operación
Fernando and Isabel financed the whole operation for the Genoese


Religión, oro y civilización, masacre a la población
Religion, gold and civilization, massacre of the population


Sin saber que, quinientos años después, sembrarían el terror
Without knowing that, five hundred years later, they would sow terror


Eh, tu, la sesera no va!
Hey, you, the brain is not working!


Norteamérica, la sesera no va!
North America, the brain is not working!


Dominación de cualquier situación, pasarán a la acción
Dominance in any situation, they will take action


Fué en vietnam, nicaragua, en Irak y hasta en el salvador
It was in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Iraq and even in El Salvador


Son sus armas nucleares, son sus bases militares, me hacen temblar
It's their nuclear weapons, it's their military bases, they make me tremble


Son sus pozos de petroleo, son sus minas de diamantes
It's their oil wells, it's their diamond mines


Somalía, Irak!
Somalia, Iraq!


Colón, ¿qué hiciste?, ¿por qué los descubriste?
Columbus, what did you do? Why did you discover them?


Mil nueve cuarenta y dos, quinientos años de masacre indígena
1942, five hundred years of indigenous massacre


Que viva zapata!
Long live Zapata!


Salta! salta! saltinbanki
Jump! Jump! Saltinbanki


Eh, tu, la sesera no va!
Hey, you, the brain is not working!


Norteamérica, la sesera no va!
North America, the brain is not working!




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ALBERTO JAVIER AMADO HUETE, ANTONIO GARCIA ESCOBAR, FRANCISCO JAVIER NAVIO ALCAZAR, JOSE ANTONIO LOPEZ PANCORBO, JULIO CESAR SANCHEZ SUAREZ, RICARDO DELGADO DE LA OBRA, ROBERTO GANAN OJEA

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