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Encanto Music Videos

Below we’ve highlighted some of the amazing music from Encanto.  This music, while not overtly educational in nature, does serve a valuable purpose in many classrooms.  English Language Learners (ELL) or English as a Second Language (ESL) students are an important part of our schools.  Many ELLs have a Spanish background, though it is important to not make that assumption.  

This music can be culturally significant as it bridges the Spanish and English languages.  Because the movie takes place in Columbia, we see many references to that culture as well as many Spanish words and phrases being incorporated into the music of this movie.  This movie and its music support diversity and inclusion in the classroom for students with a Latino background.

I’d like to point out that some of your students may not be ELL, but may still connect to this movie from a cultural perspective.  I had a tutor-student, whose parents are close friends.  They were both first-generation immigrants as young children.  They could speak Spanish fluently, as they grew up with it as their first language, however, they spoke only English at home.  My student was not an ELL, in fact, she knew very little Spanish.  Her grandparents’ and parents’ culture, however, was still very much her culture.  I can’t imagine how happy it would have made her have this music and movie around when she was younger and the joy it would have brought her to see her teacher and classmates enjoy it as well.  

Lastly, I believe this music and the movie have their place in Spanish class.  It is a great way to learn about this culture while learning the language. It can also help motivate students to want to take Spanish in the future.  I know if I heard this music playing in the Spanish class next door, I’d be signing up as soon as possible.  But, as I said, I’m a big fan of this movie.  Lyrics are posted below the videos.

Jessica Darrow – Surface Pressure

I’m the strong one, I’m not nervous

I’m as tough as the crust of the earth is

I move mountains, I move churches

And I glow ’cause I know what my worth is

I don’t ask how hard the work is

Got a rough indestructible surface

Diamonds and platinum, I find ’em, I flatten ’em

I take what I’m handed, I break what’s demanding

But

Under the surface

I feel berserk as a tightrope walker in a three-ring circus

Under the surface

Was Hercules ever like “Yo, I don’t wanna fight Cerberus”?

Under the surface

I’m pretty sure I’m worthless if I can’t be of service

A flaw or a crack

The straw in the stack

That breaks the camel’s back

What breaks the camel’s back it’s

Pressure like a drip, drip, drip that’ll never stop, whoa

Pressure that’ll tip, tip, tip ’till you just go pop, whoa

Give it to your sister, your sister’s older

Give her all the heavy things we can’t shoulder

Who am I if I can’t run with the ball?

If I fall to

Pressure like a grip, grip, grip and it won’t let go, whoa

Pressure like a tick, tick, tick ’til it’s ready to blow, whoa

Give it to your sister, your sister’s stronger

See if she can hang on a little longer

Who am I if I can’t carry it all?

If I falter

Under the surface

I hide my nerves, and it worsens, I worry something is gonna hurt us

Under the surface

The ship doesn’t swerve as it heard how big the iceberg is

Under the surface

I think about my purpose, can I somehow preserve this?

Line up the dominoes

A light wind blows

You try to stop it tumbling

But on and on it goes

But wait

If I could shake the crushing weight of expectations

Would that free some room up for joy

Or relaxation, or simple pleasure?

Instead we measure this growing pressure

Keeps growing, keep going

‘Cause all we know is

Pressure like a drip, drip, drip that’ll never stop, whoa

Pressure that’ll tip, tip, tip ’til you just go pop, whoa-oh-oh

Give it to your sister, it doesn’t hurt

And see if she can handle every family burden

Watch as she buckles and bends but never breaks

No mistakes just

Pressure like a grip, grip, grip and it won’t let go, whoa

Pressure like a tick, tick, tick ’til it’s ready to blow, whoa

Give it to your sister and never wonder

If the same pressure would’ve pulled you under

Who am I if I don’t have what it takes?

No cracks, no breaks

No mistakes, no pressure

We Don’t Talk About Bruno

[PEPA]

We don’t talk about Bruno, no, no, no

We don’t talk about Bruno, but

It was my wedding day

[FÉLIX]

It was our wedding day

[PEPA]

We were getting ready

And there wasn’t a cloud in the sky

[FÉLIX]

No clouds allowed in the sky

[PEPA]

Bruno walks in with a mischievous grin

[FÉLIX]

Thunder

[PEPA]

You’re telling the story or am I?

[FÉLIX]

I’m sorry, mi vida, go on

[PEPA]

Bruno says, “It looks like rain”

[FÉLIX]

Why did he tell us?

[PEPA]

In doing so, he floods my brain

[FÉLIX]

Abuela gets the umbrellas

[PEPA]

Married in a hurricane

[FÉLIX]

What a joyous day but anyway

[PEPA & FÉLIX]

We don’t talk about Bruno, no, no, no

We don’t talk about Bruno

[DOLORES]

Hey, grew to live in fear of Bruno stuttering or stumbling

I can always hear him sort of muttering and mumbling

I associate him with the sound of falling sand, ch-ch-ch

It’s a heavy lift with a gift so humbling

Always left Abuela and the family fumbling

Grappling with prophecies they couldn’t understand

Do you understand?

[CAMILO]

A seven-foot frame, rats along his back

When he calls your name it all fades to black

Yeah, he sees your dreams and feasts on your screams (Hey)

[PEPA & CAMILO]

We don’t talk about Bruno, no, no, no

[DOLORES]

No, No

[PEPA & CAMILO]

We don’t talk about Bruno

[DOLORES]

We don’t talk about Bruno

[TOWNSPERSON 1]

He told me my fish would die, the next day, dead

[ENSEMBLE]

No, no

[TOWNSPERSON 2]

He told me I’d grow a gut and just like he said

[ENSEMBLE]

No, no

[TOWNSPERSON 3]

He said that all my hair would disappear, now, look at my head

[ENSEMBLE]

No, No

Your fate is sealed when your prophecy is read

[ISABELA]

He told me that the life of my dreams

Would be promised, and someday be mine

He told me that my power would grow

Like the grapes that thrive on the vine

[ABUELA ALMA]

Óye, Mariano’s on his way

[DOLORES]

He told me that the man of my dreams

Would be just out of reach

Betrothed to another

It’s like I hear him, now

[ISABELA]

Hey sis, I want not a sound out of you

[DOLORES]

It’s like I can hear him now, I can hear him now

[MIRABEL]

Um, Bruno

Yeah, about that Bruno

I really need to know about Bruno

Give me the truth and the whole truth, Bruno

[CAMILO]

Isabela, your boyfriend’s here

[ABUELA ALMA & ISABELA]

Time for dinner

[CAMILO]

A seven-foot frame, rats along his back

[PEPA]

It was my wedding day

[FÉLIX]

It was our wedding day

[ISABELA]

He told me that the life of my dreams

[DOLORES]

Grew to live in fear of Bruno stuttering or stumbling

[CAMILO]

When he calls your name it all fades to black

[PEPA]

We were getting ready and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky

[FÉLIX]

No clouds allowed in the sky

[ISABELLA]

Would be promised and some day be mine

[DOLORES]

I can always hear him sort of muttering and mumbling

I associate him with the sound of falling sand, ch-ch-ch

[CAMILO]

Yeah, he sees your dreams

[PEPA]

Bruno walks in with a mischievous grin

[ISABELA]

He told me that my power would grow

[DOLORES]

It’s a heavy lift with a gift so humbling

[CAMILO]

And feasts on your screams

[FÉLIX]

Thunder

[PEPA]

You’re telling the story or am I?

[FÉLIX]

I’m sorry mi vida go on

[ISABEL]

Like the grape that thrive on the vine, on the vine

[DOLORES]

Always left Abuela and the family fumbling

Grappling with prophecies they couldn’t understand

Do you understand

[ABUELA ALMA]

Óye, Mariano’s on his way

[PEPA]

Bruno says, “It looks like rain”

[FÉLIX]

Why did he tell us?

[CAMILO]

[FÉLIX]

Abuela gets the umbrella

[CAMILO]

When he calls your name it all fades to black

[DOLORES]

Betrothed to another, another

[PEPA]

Married in a hurricane

[FÉLIX]

What a gorgeous day

[DOLORES]

And I’m fine, and I’m fine, and I’m fine, I’m fine

[ENSEMBLE]

He’s here

Don’t talk about Bruno, no

[MIRABEL]

Why did I talk about Bruno?

[ENSEMBLE]

Not a word about Bruno

[MIRABEL]

I never should have brought up Bruno

Stephanie Beatriz – Waiting On A Miracle

Don’t be upset or mad at all

Don’t feel regret or sad at all

Hey, I’m still a part of the family, Madrigal

And I’m fine, I am totally fine

I will stand on the side as you shine

I’m not fine, I’m not fine

I can’t move the mountains

I can’t make the flowers bloom

I can’t take another night up in my room

Waiting on a miracle

I can’t heal what’s broken

Can’t control the morning rain or a hurricane

Can’t keep down the unspoken invisible pain

Always waiting on a miracle, a miracle

Always walking alone

Always wanting for more

Like I’m still at that door longing to shine

Like all of you shine

All I need is a change

All I need is a chance

All I know is I can’t stay on the side

Open your eyes, open your eyes, open your eyes

I would move the mountains

Make new trees and flowers grow

Someone please just let me know, where do I go?

I am waiting on a miracle, a miracle

I would heal what’s broken

Show this family something new

Who I am inside, so what can I do?

I’m sick of waiting on a miracle, so here I go

I am ready

Come on, I’m ready

I’ve been patient, and steadfast, and steady

Bless me now as you blessed us all those years ago

When you gave us a miracle

Am I too late for a miracle?

Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz – What Else Can I Do?

I just made something unexpected

Something sharp, something new

It’s not symmetrical or perfect

But it’s beautiful and it’s mine

What else can I do?

Bring it in, bring it in

Good talk, bring it in, bring it in (what else can I do?)

Let’s walk, bring it in, bring it in

Free hugs, bring it in, bring it in

I grow rows and rows of roses

Flor de mayo, by the mile

I make perfect, practiced poses

So much hides behind my smile

What could I do if I just grew what I was feelin’ in the moment?

(Do you know where you’re going? Whoa)

What could I do if I just knew it didn’t need to be perfect?

It just needed to be? And they’d let me be?

A hurricane of jacarandas

Strangling figs (big), hanging vines (this is fine)

Palma de cera fills the air as I climb

And I push through

What else can I do?

Can I deliver us a river of sundew?

Careful, it’s carnivorous, a little just won’t do

I wanna feel the shiver of something new

I’m so sick of pretty, I want something true, don’t you?

You just seem like your life’s been a dream (whoa)

Since the moment you opened your eyes

(How far do these roots go down?)

All I know are the blossoms you grow (whoa)

But it’s awesome to see how you rise

How far can I rise?

Through the roof, to the skies

Let’s go

A hurricane of jacarandas (woo)

Strangling figs (go), hanging vines (grow)

Palma de cera fills the air as I climb

And I push through

What else, what else?

What can you do when you are deeply, madly, truly in the moment?

(Seize the moment, keep goin’)

What can you do when you know who you wanna be is imperfect?

But I’ll still be okay

Hey, everybody clear the way, woo

I’m comin’ through with tabebuia (she’s comin’ through with that boo-yeah)

Making waves (making waves), changing minds (you’ve changed mine)

The way is clearer ’cause you’re here, and well

I owe this all to you

What else can I do?

(Show ’em what you can do)

What else can I do?

(There’s nothing you can’t do)

What else can I do?

Sebastián Yatra – Dos Oruguitas

Dos oruguitas enamoradas

Pasan sus noches y madrugadas

Llenas de hambre

Siguen andando y navegando un mundo

Que cambia y sigue cambiando

Navegando un mundo

Que cambia y sigue cambiando

Dos oruguitas paran el viento

Mientras se abrazan con sentimiento

Siguen creciendo, no saben cuándo

Buscar algún rincón

El tiempo sigue cambiando

Inseparables son

El tiempo sigue cambiando

Ay oruguitas, no se aguanten más

Hay que crecer a parte y volver

Hacia adelante seguirás

Vienen milagros, vienen crisálidas

Hay que partir y construir su propio futuro

Ay oruguitas, no se aguanten más

Hay que crecer a parte y volver

Hacia adelante seguirás

Vienen milagros, vienen crisálidas

Hay que partir y construir su propio futuro

Dos oruguitas desorientadas

En dos capullos bien abrigadas

Con sueños nuevos

Ya solo falta hacer lo necesario

En el mundo que sigue cambiando

Tumbando sus paredes

Ahí viene nuestro milagro

Nuestro milagro

Nuestro milagro

Nuestro milagro

Ay mariposas, no se aguanten más

Hay que crecer a parte y volver

Hacia adelante seguirás

Ya son milagros, rompiendo crisálidas

Hay que volar, hay que encontrar

Su propio futuro

Ay mariposas, no se aguanten más

Hay que crecer a parte y volver

Hacia adelante seguirás

Ya son milagros, rompiendo crisálidas

Hay que volar, hay que encontrar

Su propio futuro

Ay mariposas, no se aguanten más

Hay que crecer a parte y volver

Hacia adelante seguirás

Ya son milagros, rompiendo crisálidas

Hay que volar, hay que encontrar

Su propio futuro

Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz, Encanto – Cast – The Family Madrigal

Drawers!

Floors!

Doors!

Let’s go!

This is our home we’ve got every generation

So full of music, a rhythm of its own design

This is my family, a perfect constellation

So many stars and everybody gets to shine

Whoa! But let’s be clear, Abuela runs this show

Whoa! She led us here so many years ago

Whoa! And every year, our family blessings grow

There’s just a lot you simply got to know, so

Welcome to the family Madrigal

The home of the family Madrigal

(We’re on our way)

Where all the people are fantastical and magical

I’m part of the family Madrigal

My tía Pepa, her mood affects the weather

When she’s unhappy, well, the temperature gets weird

My tío Bruno (we don’t talk about Bruno!)

They say he saw the future, one day he disappeared

Oh! And that’s my mom Julieta, here’s her deal

Whoa! The truth is she can heal you with a meal

Whoa! Her recipes are remedies for real

If you’re impressed, imagine how I feel

Mom!

Welcome to the family Madrigal

The home of the family Madrigal (hey, coming through!)

I know it sounds a bit fantastical and magical

But I’m part of the family Madrigal

Two guys fell in love with family Madrigal

And now they’re part of the family Madrigal

So, yeah, Tío Félix married Pepa

And my dad married Julieta

That’s how Abuela became an abuela Madrigal (let’s go, let’s go)

We swear to always help those around us

And earn the miracle that somehow found us

The town keeps growing, the world keeps turning

But work and dedication will keep the miracle burning

And each new generation must keep the miracle burning

So many kids in our house

So, let’s turn the sound up

You know why? I think it’s time for a grandkid round-up

(Grandkid round-up)

Cousin Dolores can hear a pin drop

Camilo shape shifts, Antonio gets his gift today

My older sisters, Isabela and Luisa

One strong, one graceful

Perfect in every way

grows a flower and the town goes wild

(Isabela) she’s a perfect golden child

(Luisa) and Luisa’s super strong

The beauty and the brawn do no wrong

That’s life in the family Madrigal (whoa)

Now you know the family Madrigal (whoa)

Where all the people are fantastical and magical (whoa)

That’s who we are in the family Madrigal, adiós! (Ooh!)

Well, I gotta go, the life of a Madrigal (whoa)

But now you all know the family Madrigal (whoa)

I never meant this to get autobiographical (whoa)

So just to review the family Madrigal

Let’s go! (But what about Mirabel?)

It starts with Abuela, and then Tía Pepa, she handles the weather

(But what about Mirabel?)

My mom, Julieta, can make you feel better with just one arepa

(But what about Mirabel?)

My dad Agustín, well, he’s accident-prone

But he means well (but what about Mirabel?)

Hey, you said you want to know what everyone does

I got sisters and cousins and (Mirabel)

My primo Camilo won’t stop until he makes you smile today (Mirabel)

My cousin Dolores can hear this whole chorus a mile away (Mirabel)

Look, it’s Mr. Mariano, hey, you can marry my sister if you wanna (Mirabel)

Between you and me, she’s kind of a prima donna

Yo, I’ve said too much and thank you but I really gotta go (Mirabel)

My family’s amazing (Mirabel)

And I’m in my family, so (Mirabel)

Well…

Jessica, Darrow, Surface, Pressure, (From, Encanto), Walt, Disney, Records, Soundtrack, Carolina, Gaitán, Gaita, Mauro, Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy, Feliz, Diane, Guerrero, Stephanie, Beatriz, Encanto, Cast, Don’t, Talk, About, Bruno, Sebastián, Yatra, Dos, Oruguitas, Olga, Merediz, Encanto, Cast, The, Family, Madrigal, What, Else, Can, Do?, Waiting, Miracle

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