Mariano's Dream

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  • A companion piece to "Clear Isabel," the two songs tell the story of "a Mexican law man," Mariano, and his "pride and joy," his daughter Isabel, who escape to the U.S. after the cartel murders Mariano's son. "I wanted this album to have epic moments," Watson told The Boot.

    The singer added that he wasn't anticipating that the songs would feel so timely. "We were all immigrants — unless you were an American Indian - we're all blessed to be in this country," he mused, "but, at the same time, we need to have secure borders, which make us safe, and we need to quite allowing them to bring drugs."

    "It's such a complex issue, but at the end of the day, the problem is this: The left side and the right side, they both refuse to be respectful and acknowledge each other's point." he continued. "There needs to be love, and grace, and mercy, and compassion and understanding."

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