Corrido for Daddy

Author: 
Kristina Limón
Year: 
2002
Place Winner: 
2nd Place
Ringtone: 

He was born in 1955
On Oregon Avenue
And lived lots of other places.
He played and laughed like most of you.

He drinks Bud Light and smokes Marlboro Lights.
He accepts me and my sister for who we are.
Too bad my mother broke his heart.
This loneliness has left a scar.

He doesn’t talk much; he’s a quiet man.
He keeps to himself most of the time.
He goes to his room when he gets home.
He spends his money on us, every dime.

He’s 5’11” and dark-skinned.
His favorite team is the Oakland Raiders.
His eyes are like brown crayons.
Too bad my mother was a traitor.

He works at R. Whales & Sons.
He’s a rubber liner, I guess.
He wants his kids to have good jobs.
He finds a way to keep us first.

He drinks Bud Light and smokes Marlboro Lights.
He accepts me and my sister for who we are.
Too bad my mother broke his heart.
This loneliness has left a scar.

He’s 5’11” and dark-skinned.
His favorite team is the Oakland Raiders.
His eyes are like brown crayons.
Too bad my mother was a traitor.

Sometimes he has a bad temper.
He likes to laugh at the TV.
He likes the shows on WB.
But out of everything he loves me.

He was born in 1955
On Oregon Avenue
And lived lots of other places.
He played and laughed like most of you.

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