I was done out of money

I was dry as a bone

Standing on a corner in Juarez, Mexico

Outside Camila’s Cantina

I caught a glimpse of hope

When a gentle man began to speak to me

He said he used to travel to El Norte

To work the San Joaquin

A locket from his mother would ease the suffering

There were days as dry as ashes

And nights as cold as hell

But faith and desperation served him well

If you see him you will know him

By the look upon his face

His left eye kinda twinkles

From the light of peace and grace

He said he speaks in any language

But he favors Español

Oh, Jesus lives in Juarez, Mexico

Well I could see it in his fingers

I could hear it in his voice

The years had not been kind to one

Who clearly had no choice

He was baptized in the waters

Of the restless Rio Grande

Now he’s found a peaceful place to call his home


Then it suddenly came clear to me

Just who this wise man was

I wondered if I’d get to see

The miracles he does

So I started in to tell him just where my life went

But it didn’t seem to matter anymore

If you get down to El Paso

Be sure to cross the border

Especially if you need

To get your life in order

Outside Camila’s Cantina

That’s where you can save your soul

Oh, Jesus lives in Juarez, Mexico


He can speak in any language

Pero el mas prefierde Español

Oh, Jesus lives in Juarez, Mexico

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