Yo puedo ser tu hermana tu hija, Tamara Pamela o Valentina

Yo puedo ser tu gran amiga incluso tu compañera de vida

Yo puedo ser tu gran aliada la que aconseja y la que apaña

Yo puedo ser cualquiera de todas depende de como tú me apodas

Pero no voy a ser la que obedece porque mi cuerpo me pertenece

yo decido de mi tiempo como quiero y donde quiero

Independiente yo nací, independiente decidí

Yo no camino detrás de ti, yo camino de la par a ti

Tu no me vas a humillar, tu no me vas a gritar

Tu no me vas someter tu no me vas a golpear

Tu no me vas denigrar, tu no me vas obligar

Tu no me vas a silenciar tu no me vas a callar

 

No sumisa ni obediente

mujer fuerte insurgente

independiente y valiente

romper las cadenas de lo indiferente

no pasiva ni oprimida

mujer linda que das vida

emancipada en autonomía

antipatriarca y alegría

A liberar…

 

Yo puedo ser jefa de hogar, empleada o intelectual

Yo puedo ser protagonista de nuestra historia y la que agita

La gente la comunidad, la que despierta la vecindad

La que organiza la economía de su casa de su familia

Mujer líder se pone de pie

Y a romper las cadenas de la piel

Tu no me vas a humillar, tu no me vas a gritar

Tu no me vas someter tu no me vas a golpear

Tu no me vas denigrar, tu no me vas obligar

Tu no me vas a silenciar tu no me vas a callar

 

No sumisa ni obediente

mujer fuerte insurgente

independiente y valiente

romper las cadenas de lo indiferente

no pasiva ni oprimida

mujer linda que das vida

emancipada en autonomía

antipatriarca y alegría

A liberar…

 

(Translation)

 

Antipatriarch

 

I can be your sister, your daughter, Tamara, Pamela, or Valentina

I can be your good friend, even your life partner

I can be your ally, who advises and fixes

I can be anything of everything, it depends what you call me

But I won’t be the one who obeys, because my body belongs to me

I decide in my time how I want and what I want

Independent I was born, independent I decided

I don’t walk behind you, I walk alongside here

You won’t humiliate me, you won’t yell at me

You won’t put me down, you won’t hit me

You won’t denigrate me, you won’t force me

You won’t silence me, you won’t shut me up

 

Not submissive nor obedient

Strong rebel woman

Independent and brave

Breaking the chains of indifference

Not passive nor oppressed

Beautiful woman, you give life

Emancipated in autonomy

Antipatriarch and happiness

Liberate…

 

I can be head of the household, worker, or intellectual

I can be the protagonist of our story and she who incites

The people, the community, she who wakes up the neighborhood

She who organizes the economy of her house, of her family

Beautiful woman, she stands up

And breaks the chains of skin

 

Not submissive nor obedient

Strong rebel woman

Independent and brave

Breaking the chains of indifference

Not passive nor oppressed

Beautiful woman, you give life

Emancipated in autonomy

Antipatriarch and happiness

Liberate…

Why this song?

I love this spirited feminist track that celebrates strong rebel women and calls for liberation. - Rachael

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