Sigue andando el camino por toda su vida
Y si pierdes mis huellas que dios te bendiga
This is my street
I smile at the faces I've known all my life
They regard me with pride
And everyone's sweet
They say, "You're going places!"
So how can I say that while I was away, I had so much to hide!
Hey guys, it's me!
The biggest disappointment you know
The kid couldn't hack it, she's back and she's walkin real slow
Sigue andando el camino por toda su vida.
Y si pierdes mis huellas que dios te bendiga.
As the radio plays old forgotten boleros
I think of the days when this city was mine
I remember the praise
Ay, te adoro, te quiero
The neighborhood waved, and said
Nina, be brave, and you're gonna be fine
And maybe it's me,
But it all seems like lifetimes ago.
So what do I say to these faces that I used to know?
"Hey, I'm home?"
No me preocupo por ella
They're not worried about me
Mira, alli esta nuestra estrella
They are all counting on me to succeed
I am the one who made it out
The one who always made the grade
But maybe I should've just stayed home...
When I was a child I stayed wide awake, climbed to the highest place,
on every fire escape, restless to climb
(underneath Nina (above)) Ella si da la talla
I got every scholarship
Saved every dollar
The first to go to college
How do I tell them why
I'm coming back home
With my eyes on the horizon
Just me and the GWB,
Asking 'Gee Nina, what'll you be?'
Straighten the spine
Smile for the neighbors
The standard reply
"Lots of tests, lots of papers"
Smile, wave goodbye
And pray to the sky, Oh, God
And what will my parents say?
Can I go in there and say
"I know that I'm letting you down..."