"Cisco Kid" as written by Bradley James Nowell and Keith Elam....
Way, way, way, we way back in the days the year, 1980
Had to get a job, had to make some money-ney
Picked up a pen and a pad
Dropped reality never thinking that I would live to see the day I'd rock my own CD

We used to do the dance we called obie-obie
Now S.T.P. 1993, so Hollywood get out my way
My mom's words seems like yesterday
Love Jesus, don't forget to pray
She must have gone with the boss D.J. right?
And feelin though, skinny coming with the nine millimetres

'Cause he who has the money has the authority
And respect to the man with the Uzi
The eight oh eight kick is on my hit list
And this beat's cooking like an Ital Dish
It wasn't hard for me to do, it was so easy
Because to me loops loops tight go naturally
Mom's words seem like yesterday

Now in '94 we got an S.T.P.
A half pack of smokes, and oh yes, and Sammy
A fifteen pack of Old Milwaukee
A dalmatian and a girlfriend
But I ain't got no money-ne-ne-ne

The eight oh eight is within my reach
Sublime beats are comin' straight from long beach
If you think that Hollywood
Didn't get what he deserved
Call eight oh eight kit to get served


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"Cisco Kid" as written by Keith Elam Bradley James Nowell

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is the lyrics from the sublime website, sublimespot.com/sublime/ ok

    that's chapter 1,
    would you like to have chapter 2
    you better you son of a bitch, i know the way.
    here's adventure, here's romance,
    here's the famous robbin hood of the old west.

    cisco, the sheriff, he's getting closer!

    this way poncho, vominos. the cisco kid.

    way, way, way, we way back in the days the year, 1980.
    had to get a job, had to make some money-ney
    picked up a pen and a pad, dropped reality
    never thinking that i would live to see the day i'd rock my own cd

    we used to do the dance we called obie-obie
    now s.t.p. 1993

    so hollywood get out my way
    my mom's words seems like yesterday
    "love jesus, don't forget to pray"
    she most have gone with a boss d.j. right
    (don't be too sure of that fat one. fat one?)
    when we were young were skinny-inny
    coming with the 9mm pumpin' with the uzi

    'cuz he who has the money has the authority
    and respect to the man with the uzi
    (i'm pritty handy with a six gun myself)
    the 808 kick is on my hitlist
    and this beat's cooking like an ital dish

    it wasn't hard for me to do, it was so easy
    because to me loops lip tight dub naturally
    mom's words seem like yesterday.

    what's your name? cisco kid.
    si, poncho's name is, poncho.

    now in '94 we got an s.t.p.
    a half pack of smokes, and oh yes, and sammy
    a fifteen pack of old millwalkee
    a dalmation and a girlfriend,
    but i ain't got no money-ne-ne-ne

    the 808 is within my reach,
    sublime beats bumpin' straight from long beach.
    if you think that hollywood
    didn't get what he deserved,
    call 808 kit to get served

    (scarface)
    how am i gonna get a scar like that eating pussy, man?

    there's always some hombre that can't resist swapin' lead, just to see if their faster with the six gun than cisco is.

    they'll only find out cisco is fastet.

    well that don't stop 'em from tryin' poncho, like slade here, he fancys himself as fast on the draw as a quarter-horse takin' after a stray.

    what's the matter? can't the cisco kid talk for himself? is that how you got your reputation cisco, by havin' your partner build you up?

    i make no claim to a reputation senor, and no one has to talk for me.

    the cisco kid, heh,. the kid part fits you from the way you act.

    i've meet with your kind before. you a foolish hombre if you think he will not fight you.

    your making big talk for an hombre who will not fight.

    you are wrong slade, i'll fight you any place, any time. if there is a good reason.

    well here's a fist full of reasons!

    now you two quit that.

    just as soon as i finish off this cisco kid.

    you are the one that is finished you faggot.

    is that a good punch?

    alright you two, that's enough, let him alone cisco.

    i won't forget this cisco, i'll take this up with you another time.

    any time hombre, i'd be glad to accomidate you.

    i'll make it soon cisco.

    shit up cash, keep your mouth shut.

    thats what i mean, cisco, you attract trouble like a fiddler attracts a square dance, you understand why i don't want you staying in this town?

    do not worry sheriff
    ihategangsterson February 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis sing is obviously a reflection on how Brad never thought his musical career would ever really go anywhere and he'd just be broke, and now (well, then) that they had made it somewhere..theyre still broke. Simple enought, right?
    GrinningMartyron September 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFirst off it's "respect to the man with the UZI" as in I've got an uzi. and second of all it's "this beats cooking like an Italian" I wish I had a fifteen pack of Old Milwaukee
    Badfish64on May 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentCisco Kid is also a reference to alcholohlism.
    Styleeon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone hear the raleigh part in the beginning? im at this site, and the track listings are messed up. but i think he says
    "thats chapter 1. would you like to have chapter 2? you better. you son of a bitch. i know the way."
    human_after_allon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBadfish64, is it? You must have the IQ of a box of rocks. First of all it is not "UZI". Its "respect to the man with the OZ" as in 40oz. Second, its not "this beats cooking like an Italian"...now i can see some mistakes on trying to figure out this lyric, but its certainly not Italian, are you retarded? The website had it right, it is "piped out bliss"
    SUBLIMELBC1on May 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAfter the announcer voiceover says "The Cisco Kid!", the music melody that starts there and continues through parts of the song is the melody from "When The Music's Over" by the Doors. Great band, great song.
    jsnakeon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentuhh.. no, badfish64 is right... it IS uzi and italian... THINK before you try to make a smartass remark.
    chrissy27on April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNO but both of you are right about one thing. it IS "this beat's cookin' like an Italian" and it is "respect to the man with the OZ" as in 40 oz. :]
    sublimeron January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI had to make an account just to set this whole thing about "40 OZ" straight. I mean, if you listen to the song at all, that's a total joke. First of all, it's clearly in reference to the uzi sub machine gun. Secondly, right after Brad says "uzi", the next clip played from The Cisco Kid is "I'm pretty handy with a six gun myself". All there is to it. Thanks, peace.
    CiscoKiddddon February 14, 2007   Link

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