I saw her in the city center
With a thermos full of coffee
Making the local brew
On a street called Salvador Allende
I gave her a peso and took a sip
And sat beneath a palm tree
It's so easy to be a criminal
When you're trading with the enemy

I sat down on a park bench
Beside a statue of John Lennon
And as I watch the children dancing
It's so easy to imagine
A world without borders
Here, so close to Miami
As I smoke a Cigarro Popular
Once more trading with the enemy

Biking down a country road
Only one of many others
The people call me companero
And greet me as their brother
One man has a basket full of mangoes
And I'm sure Jesse would agree
With each bite I undermine my country
By trading with the enemy

Watch the oxen pull the carriage
And the organic farms abound
All the fertilizer's gone
But there are other ways to feed the ground
Inspiring the world
With the strength of creativity
See the past and future come together
Trading with the enemy

And I just want to tell you
That the enemy's so lovely
Such a proud and beautiful people
From the mountains to the sea
From the clinics to the schoolyards
Che Guevara to Marti
We have only our chains to lose
From trading with the enemy


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