East L.A is the place I grew up in
The place to make dreams become a reality
The place where I can prove those wrong who’ve doubted me
The place where there’s more than just “immigrants stealing others jobs”
The place my parents brought me to have a better life and make a difference
The place I never thought I would fall in love with as I got older.
I remember as a young girl passing by those beautiful tall palm trees
I remember passing by the big Whittier Boulevard sign thinking how they made it
The smell of the tasty churros I’ve always loved to get as a child from the famous churro man.
East L.A is the place I lived through the good and bad
I hope one day I can make a difference like my parents believe I could.
I hope one day East L.A isn’t viewed as a “ghetto and dangerous place to live in”
I hope and hope many things wishing everyone saw things like me
There’s plenty of things I wished I can make become a reality in this amazing city
It’s easy to say, but hard to do.
Welcome to my city, the place I and others truly love.