el diablo is like a soundtrack all concurrent playback '57 chevy with the radio on it's a sad song that goes on and on it's a fugitive of time radio havana it's a fugitive of time radio havana a friend that said you gotta make a choice he's got the leather skin and the velvet voice the new york times read that it aint over yet you can't forget, cause you'll never forget it's a fugitive of time radio havana it's a fugitive of time radio havana yeah i got it right...(yeah i got it right) going down tongiht..(going down tonight) oh where'd you go..(oh where'd you go) going down below...(going down below) el diablo is like a soundtrack all concurrent playback '57 chevy with the radio on it's a sad song that goes on and on spoken in spanish: buenes tardes señoras y señores, bienvenidos a radio havana. hoy en nuestro programa, desde estados unidos le damos la bienvenida a la banda de punk rock de mayor exito: rancid (rancid...rancid...rancid...rancid..) translation: good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, welcome to radio havana. today in our program we welcome the most successful punkrock band from the united states, rancid yeah i got it right...(yeah i got it right) going down tongiht..(going down tonight) oh where'd you go..(oh where'd you go) going down below...(going down below) it's a fugitive of time radio havana it's a fugitive of time radio havana


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    General Commenti love this song...
    nani_anela59on February 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song's the shit.
    xxblowupon March 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat the ass is it about...cuba?
    peace.love.ska.punkon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha honestly, I don't know...
    that'd almost make sense.. 'cause Cubans all have old cars that they treat like their babies.

    but seriously, I have no clue what it ties in to, I just love it.
    xxblowupon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI guess if you don't know much about Cuba you're left scratching your head about this song.

    You have to understand that before Fidel Castro came into power there in the 1960's, it was an extremely popular tourist location with the best nightclubs and cabaret shows (much like Miami) AND they were very advanced in technology and medicine, etc etc. After Castro and communism however, the Cuba we know today came in to play. Poverty, run down buildings, prostitution... so on and so on.

    My parents are Cuban and when I compare old videos and pictures they have of the Cuba before to the one I see in documentaries now, it's so different it's bizarre. When he sings "Fugitive of time" it's because it's as if Cuba stopped in the 1960's. All the cars you see are old ones from those times, the streets look exactly the same but very withered and run down, they play the same old music because the government controls everything to a T and doesn't want to let any "liberal" thinking in

    It's as if time has stopped, they have not progressed. Cuba's a fugitive of time then so to speak.

    El diablo means "the devil" in spanish. It could be a reference to Castro and the communist speeches broadcast on the radio there maybe. Not sure. Then again the sad song that goes on and on is probably a reference to the sad decline that Cuba made because of communism.
    cocainacoutureon February 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentrancid tell a story about radio control by authority of cuba, and it's as bad as a sad song which on and on. great lirycs and great music too
    bramantyoon November 01, 2013   Link

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