Los Lobos The Lady And The Rose

On the barren slopes of a thousand hopes

Where a warm wind blows

To a place where I could rest my bones

All my life I’ve worked the earth

For what it’s worth

Sun and dirt is all I’ve ever known

Gone this way so many times

To make the climb

In the way I always do and will

But this day I heard a sound

As I looked around

And there she was standing on the hill

Blue, the color of her flowing dress

She touched my head with a hand to bless

I stood as if my legs had turned to stone

Brown, the color of her skin like mine

Said in a voice all too divine

“From this day, son, you’ll never be alone”

The sweetest music filled the air

Gone were all my cares

Felt like I was walking in a dream

Said pick the roses from around her feet

Like I had never seen

“Take them down to all who don’t believe”

Blue, the color of her flowing dress

She touched my head with a hand to bless

I stood as if I my legs had turned to stone

Brown, the color of her skin like mine

Said in a voice all too divine

“From this day, son, you’ll never be alone”