"Laredo" as written by and Benjamin Bridwell....
Gonna take a trip to Laredo
Gonna take a dip in the lake
Oh, I'm at a crossroads with myself
I don't got no one else

And possibilities at the door
I won't be needing them anymore
Oh, is this the first time in your life?
It's hard just to get by

But oh, my love, don't you even know?
And oh, my love, are you really gone?

And can you see the world through a window?
Are you having troubles in droves?
Oh, I think the worst thing I could do
Is get back home to you

I put a bullet in my Kia Lorenzo
A kitchen knife fucked in my face
Throw me in the deep of Jenner Lake
Believe me when I say

That oh, my love, you don't even call
And oh, my love, is that you on the phone?

Oh, my love, you don't even know
And oh, my love, are you really gone?

Lyrics submitted by gadsby

"Laredo" as written by Benjamin Bridwell

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  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionWow, that 2nd part of the second verse is a nightmare to decipher!

    It's definitely A KITCHEN KNIFE UP TO MY FACE (as if that nice Ben would swear!!)

    Now, there's no such thing as a KIA LORENZO - there is a KIA dealership at LORENZO, TEXAS but isn't it more likely he says KEY AT LORENZO????

    There's no JENNER LAKE in Texas, there is a Jenner Pond Lake in Sonoma, CA - but who knows?

    Let's hope the CD has lyrics - I doubt it though!!
    iangurteenon April 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFirst part: Sounds like he is longing to do something...head to the lake or road trip to Loredo...alone.
    He's wanting to leave all troubles behind. (Can you see the world through a window? car/train?
    Are you having troubles in droves?)

    But the second part is confusing...
    I put a bullet in my Kia Sorento/Lorento (he's talking about putting in a 'bullet' muffler on his Kia?
    Or is did he put a bullet in his Kia, the window?) It sounds silly either way.

    Maybe it's "Micaiah Lorenzo" ...a person.

    "A kitchen knife up to my face (I assume for some party bumps)
    Throw me in the deep of Jammer Lake
    Believe me when I say..."

    So did he put in a muffler, do some bumps and them drive off in the lake to be with his dead lover?

    Or is he just at a crossroads of just driving ...as she has traveled afar already.

    Man, this song is an enigma.

    theguyinthebackon January 10, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"Put a bullet in my Kia , Lorenzo" - why do some here think it's so odd that he named his car Lorenzo? It's not the tires!

    "Kitchen knife up to my face" the censoring in the video is probably for the implied drug reference not "fucked to my face" which makes no sense.

    I love the guitar harmonizing during the bridge.
    Cutecartonon April 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst of all, I love the song! If it were possible to wear out a track on my iPod I would have by now. Like many others, I've been trying to piece together the song. Why would a band from seattle give a crap about Laredo? Someone mentioned Jammer Lake in Minnesota, then it occurred to me: If you head directly south of Jammer Lake on the state highway, it connects to I-35 with a direct route to Laredo. There are lots of songs about people running away to Mexico, so... Well, just a thought. I'm probably thinking about this too much. =)
    marksouthaustinon August 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSo, after having this song stuck in my head all week, I was also curious about some of the lyrics. It hit me when I pulled up the song video from metacafe which was different from the video I had previously seen. It is a collection of black and white pictures from what appears to be a 'road trip'. I paused on one of the first road signs which shows an intersection of Hwy 395 with Carson City to the left and Coleville to the right. Why is this all relevant you might ask? That is a road which is in or near Eldorado National Forest. Phonetically... if you say Eldorado with a strong A sound, it can sounds a lot like Laredo. ie. "Gonna take a trip ta eldarAdo" All of the images in the black and white video from Metacafe seem to show places all around this area. Also if you wiki El Dorado there might be some reference there too.
    DMaxon October 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is a line of (fancy) Lorenzo wheels for the KIA. Maybe thats what it's about.
    analogcabinon January 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThought this one was pretty straight forward. He's lost someone, most likely they died.
    He is confused, alone and is taking a road trip looking for answers. He's also contemplating suicide (the gun, the knife, talking about drowning in the lake). The part about putting a bullet in his Kia could be a symbol of frustration.

    Anyone else think this?
    Shakes737on February 04, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti just typed "Lorenzo" into the search engine and the second result that came up was for a brand of wheels for cars. so that possibly makes a bit more sense along side Kia.
    iveraeon February 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll you have to do is look at Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… . When Bridwell wrote this song, he was in Minneapolis and was lonely. Hence the Jenner Lake reference.

    If you were stuck alone somewhere and lonely, wouldn't you possibly want to go somewhere, either to be around people, or just to get away...?

    There are definitely suicidal sounding statements in here, but I guess they're figurative?
    chicagoanon February 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe sixteenth line down may very well be "A kitchen knife fucked to my face". I was watching the music video on Comcast and they edited the line out.
    GeekyRandyon November 19, 2011   Link

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