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2017 – Burque by Breakfast – Chile Pi

Songs About New Mexico: ‘Burque by Breakfast

written by Susan McCasland and performed by Chile Pi (2017)

‘Burque by Breakfast’ is Chile Pi’s love song to Albuquerque, recorded August 2017 at Third Eye Studio in Tijeras, New Mexico.

Chile Pi is an Albuquerque-based acoustic duo specializing in pop, rock, folk, country, blues, and classic lounge music. Members are Susan McCasland and Albuquerque native, John Martinez. John plays lead guitar and provides backup vocals. Susan plays rhythm guitar and sings lead.

Here’s an article (.pdf) about Chile Pi, written by Alissa Ranf of the Sandia & High Desert Neighbors magazine. The article was published in January 2017 and features images by Kim Jew Photography.


Straight and flat defines the drive.
The road goes on and on and on.
Am I the only soul alive?
Feelin’ like I’m on the run.

Dark and flat and straight with lights
From windmill farms right next to oil.
Thank God it’s night, can’t see those sights.
I race across the prairie soil

‘Cause I’ll be back in Burque by breakfast.
Don’t you know that feels so good.
Back in Burque at long last.
Sure, I’d stay if I only could.

I long to see Sandia Crest
And golden bosque trees in fall.
You know green chile is the best;
But adovada tops them all.

But what I miss the most are those
Cultures from a thousand years
That blend, so Albuquerque’s close
To an ideal. The sun appears.

One burrito breakfast down>
At Santa Ana Star Café.
Take Rio Grande to Old Town.
Then catch a Kimo matinée.

On to Nob Hill near UNM,
Where old Route 66 exists.
I shop a bit, then go to meet
A couple Kirtland scientists.

I’d love to hike up La Luz trail
Then let the tram whisk me away.
But, sadly, I’ve run out of time.
My Sunport flight won’t let me stay.

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source: Susan McCasland