"Vamos" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Estaba pensando sobreviviendo con mi sister en New Jersey,
Ella me dijo que es una vida buena allá,
Bien rica, bien chevere, why voy! Puneta!

I was thinking surviving with my sister in New Jersey,
She told me it´s a good life there,
Very good very nice, Here I Go! Jerk off!

We´ll keep well bred
We´ll stay well fed
We´ll have our sons
They will be all well hung

They´ll come and play
Their friends will say
Your daddy´s rich
Your mamma´s a pretty thing

That maid Maria she´s really OK
Vamos a jugar por la playa
Vamos a jugar por la playa
Vamos a jugar por la playa
Vamos a jugar por la playa
Vamos a jugar por la playa

I keep gettin´ friends
Looking like lesbians
If we get bored
We´ll move to California

They´ll come and play
Their friends will say
Your daddy´s rich
Your momma´s a pretty thing

That maid Maria she´s really OK
Vamos a jugar por la playa
Vamos a jugar por la playa
Vamos a jugar por la playa
Vamos a jugar por la playa
Vamos a jugar por la playa


Lyrics submitted by numb, edited by implode, gsleith, McKean, yapishkahilt, monkeyninja69, manolo1tristan

"Vamos" as written by Manuel Lonnie Seal Rod Marcel

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    General CommentBeing Hispanic! at the Disco and 900% fluent in Spanish, the beginning of the song is a little Babelfishish translation here. It goes "Estaba pensando sobre viviendo con mi sister en New Jersey. Ella me dijo que es una vida bien buena alla, bien rica, bien chevere. Y me voy! Puñeta cabrona!" which means "I was thinking about living with my sister in New Jersey. She told me life is really good there" the next bit "bien rica" can be translated to "really rich" or "really tasty" Like when someone says, "este camaron esta muuuuuy rico" it means "this shrimp is reeeeaaallly tasty" Righty-ho. Anyway. "Bien chevere" is kind of funny because, at least in Mexico, "chevere" is a sort of dorky, quaint way to say "cool" like, "it's really groovy ova thurr in New Jersey" or, "things sure are dandy/kickin'/spiffy/neat-o in NJ" I'm not really sure if this is true for South American countries, it's probably more popular there, but I know in Mexico it was more said in the 70's and now it's an old-timey folk word. Whatevz. "Y me voy!" means "So I go!" and "Puñeta cabrona!" means "Weak bitch!" more or less. I don't know who he's screaming this to? Maybe his sister? Maybe life actually really sucked in New Jersey and that bitch lied to him and it's more like a call of, "So I go! [bad things happen, regrets moving] What a bitch! What a joke!" The song all seems like what hopeful immigrants (like my parents) all think the U.S. is like from what they hear in their countries. They wish for American Dream white picket fences, hot wives, plenty of food, all while keeping tranditions and culture, It is not like that in many cases. It sounds a lot like his idea of what moving would be like ended up clashing with the reality, like maybe he met some crazy Americans ("I keep getting friends, looking like lesbians") instead. "That maid Maria, yeah, she's really OK" kind of makes me think of an American tourist in a hotel, maybe. Maybe Maria, the maid, had drugs or sumfin. I don't know. Maybe I'm really wrong.
    earthstar_puffballon April 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is an amazing song, especially live. I think it's about starting over, wiping the slate clean and starting a new life and being optomistic about whats to come ( I was thinking surviving with my sister in New Jersey, She told me it's a good life there. We'll stay well bred, We'll stay well fed)
    Debaser!on September 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnothin' like the spanglish in "con mi sister en New Jersey." Neato!
    pumkinhedon December 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    Song Factobviously this was a song directed at KIM DEAL because BLACK FRANCIS *hated* her with a passion.
    the song is basically telling her to *bake a potato for sandwich*.
    exobscuraon February 18, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely LOVE when they sing in Spanish
    kijimaon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*i was thinking about living with my sister in new jersey.

    his spanglish is humorous. i would think, having mentioned the maid and such, that it's a commentary on the class differences (ie "well-bred" americans, and the working class). it all seems satirical. but only a suggestion.
    shinjiikarion June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone think this song is paticularly significant as a pixies song?
    Like a landmark or something?
    Cos i don't know what to think, so you tell me
    muchthanmoreon November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is soooooo awesome, just random guitar riffs. At first when i heard it i thought it went "Your daddy's rich, your mommas a bi-bitch!" but apparently i was wrong heh. Pixies kick ass!
    DuTcHoVeNon November 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song...the spanish is so cool. oh and dutchoven i agree i swear i heard "your mommas a bitch!" as well.
    cactustreeon November 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree that this song is great seeing live. Joey's guitar playing is insane.
    CB the PBon November 30, 2004   Link

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