Bracero

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BRA·CE·RO
brəˈserˌō/
noun
· Spanish word meaning "manual laborer" or "one who works using his arms"
· The name given to thousands of young Mexican migrants who were allowed into the United States in the mid 20th century to work on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II
· The guest worker program technically included safeguards to protect both Mexican and domestic workers from unfair competition and exploitation at the hands of their employers, but in reality braceros faced rampant labor and wage abuses, segregation at the workplace, and overall dehumanization without full rights in American society
· Ultimately spanning 22 years (1945-1964), the Bracero program laid the foundation for millions of Mexicans willing to take arduous jobs at wages scorned by most Americans to immigrate into the United States.

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lyrics

on the edge of emancipation
step outside the open gate
blood from wine, lamb to slaughter
lead the blind, take the bait

open up your eyes
what's the cause for celebration
vultures in the skies
clouding up our revelations

oh, all the time
all sinners try

all our sons are broken
all the wells run dry

open up your eyes
what's the cause for celebration
vultures in the skies
clouding up our revelations

oh, all the time
all sinners try

phantom, fly away
liberate your mind
leave this world behind
phantom, fly away

don't crucify yourself
rectify the situation
phantom, fly away

don't crucify yourself
free us from this new temptation
phantom, fly away

oh, phantom fly away

oh, all the time
all sinners try

oh, celebration
oh, new temptation

open up your eyes, open up your eyes
yes open up your eyes
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released June 6, 2016

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from Maquiladora, released January 30, 2017

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Boston-based prog rock band; two-piece ensemble that upends convention with its cavernous sound and psychedelic sonic-storytelling.

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