This song is the first I wrote in my “folk series” — the one that started everything off, and it is, not suprisingly, the topic about which I am the most passionate. I have to give credit where it’s due, though: the concept for this song came from a speech I helped a former student to write several years ago. Her speech (and this song) center around her parents’ journey from Mexico to El Otro Lado (the other side, aka America). So, it’s a true story, and an inspiring one, at that. Enjoy!