"Pancho Villa" as written by and Mark Edward Kozelek....
Salvador Sanchez arrived and vanished
Only twenty-three with so much speed
Owning the highway

Mexico City bred so many
But none quite like him sweet warrior
Pure magic matador

Pancho Villa would never rest
'Til 1925 he closed his eyes
'Til Manila stars would rise

Gozo of the Philippines, choirs and angels sing
Ukulele strings play for his legend
Italy had a king

How have they gone
Fell by leather
So alone
Bound together

Benny "kid" Paret came a good way
Climbed to the grey sky to raise his hands
Stopped by the better man

Eyes of Los Rios cry for suns
Lost on distant shores, unforeseen horrors
Struck and delivered him

How have they gone
Fell by leather
So alone
Bound together

Why have they gone
Fell by leather
So alone
All bound together


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"Pancho Villa" as written by Mark Edward Kozelek

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    General CommentSurprised there are no comments on this song. One of Mark's best. It seems to just be about boxers that died too young. He really seems to love boxing.
    controlfreakon December 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPancho villa, he fought a Total of 104 fightswinning 92 of it, never knocked out his entire career.. some of his defeats were questioned.. he also knocked out jimmy wilde. and he was only 23 when he died, imagine 104 fights and just 23.. could have doubled that..
    prolly the best boxer ever that came from asia..
    (better than pac i think, for now)
    gelodemesaon February 21, 2011   Link

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