Rachel Lynn Sebastian

Rachel Lynn Sebastian

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Pop - Religious | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 484   
Member Since: 2011
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Adele, Pink

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Song Description

The song is about the injustice of Mexico versus the uncivil treatment of foreign migrants in the U.S.

Story Behind the Song

I worked at a Mexican restaurant as a bartender where Laura worked as 'back-of-the-house' help. She was working illegally and was made to give a portion of her tips back to the house (which otherwise would have been illegal). She was extremely beautiful and intelligent as well as a rebel. We became quick friends and I enjoyed practicing my Spanish with her and sharing our dreams together. One day it became too hard or her and she decided to return to her family in Mexico. This is her story.

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Lyrics

"Mexican Rebel"
August 11, 2003
©2003 Rachel Lynn Sebastian

She came from a little town in Mexico.
She dreamed of the freedoms sung by the 'Indigo Girls'.
She had a history of being wild and free singing
"Liberation's near!"
But, instead of hope she began to choke
from the chains of gender fears.

Chorus

Laura La Loca como me tocas el corazón.
They think you're crazy, I know you're tired of fighting all alone. Well, you're missing your Madre y también tu Padre.
But, there's no justice there. You can't stay here either;
Pride only dies here. Laura...say a prayer.

She worked in the back of a restaurant.
She only saw it as a stepping stone
'till she could do what she wants.
She never understood why she wasn't
good enough to conjure praise.
They told her, "Look alive or you'll stay past five
and forget that raise." Oh, Laura.

Chorus

She came to the States to find a place to free her soul.
But, Laura found that bars abound everywhere you go.
She had to realize that for her to fly away with freedom's wings. She'd have to finally learn and accept the terms
of what she knew herself to be.
She was a Mexican...she was a Mexican...a Mexican Rebel.

Song Length
4:32
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel
Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Diplomatic, Moving

Subject Matter
Justice, Race/Ethnicity

Similar Artists
Amy Grant, Kelly Clarkson
Language
Multi-Language
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Rachel Lynn Sebastian
Music Credits Rachel Lynn Sebastian & Cori Jacobs
Producer Credits Rachel Lynn Sebastian & Cori Jacobs
Publisher Credits Rachel Lynn Sebastian & Cori Jacobs
Performance Credits Rachel Lynn Sebastian & Cori Jacobs
Label Credits Rolling Beat Records