"Maria Maria" as written by Carlos Santana, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, Karl Perazzo and Raul Rekow....
Ladies and gents
Turn up your sound system to the
Sound of Carlos Santana and the GMB (Surprada)
Ghetto people, from the Refugee Gang

Oh Maria Maria
She reminds me of a West Side Story
Growing up in Spanish Harlem
She living the life just like a movie star

Oh Maria Maria
She fell in love in East L.A.
To the sounds of the guitar, yeah
Played by Carlos Santana

Stop the looting, stop the shooting
Pick pocking on the corner
See as the rich is getting richer
The poorer is getting poorer

See mi y Maria on the corner
Thinking of ways to make it better
In my mailbox there's an eviction letter
Somebody just said see you later

Ahora vengo mama chula mama chula
Ahora vengo mama chula (East coast)

Ahora vengo mama chula mama chula
Ahora vengo mama chula (West coast)

Maria Maria
She reminds me of a West Side Story
Growing up in Spanish Harlem
She's living the life just like a movie star

Oh Maria Maria
She fell in love in East L.A.
I said to the sounds of the guitar, yeah
Played by Carlos Santana

I said a la fella los colores
The streets are getting hotter
There is no water to put out the fire
Mi cosa la esperanza

Se mira Maria on the corner
Thinking of ways to make it better
Then I looked up in the sky
Hoping of days of paradise

Ahora vengo mama chula mama chula
Ahora vengo mama chula (North side)

Ahora vengo mama chula mama chula
Ahora vengo mama chula (South side)

Ahora vengo mama chula mama chula
Ahora vengo mama chula (World wide)

Ahora vengo mama chula mama chula
Ahora vengo mama chula (Open up your eyes)

Maria you know you're my lover
When the wind blows I can feel you
Through the weather and even when we are apart
It feels like we're together Maria
She reminds me of a West Side Story
Growing up in Spanish Harlem
She's living the life just like a movie star

Oh Maria Maria
She fell in love in East L.A
To the sounds of the guitar
Played by Carlos Santana

Puttin them up yo
Carlos Santana with the refugee gang
Wyclef, Jerry my dawg, Mr Santana, GMB
Yo Carlos you makin' that guitar cry


Lyrics submitted by Nelly

"Maria Maria" as written by David Mc Rae Wyclef Jean

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's about a prostitute, in my opinion.

    Maria is on the corner - working the streets
    thinking of ways to make it better - thinking of ways to get out of the city, which is described in more detail in the verses, to a better life where she doesn't have to resort to the means she is now for a living.

    My two cents, anyway.
    virtuallypainlesson March 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song, it's ovious about a girl he notices
    drummer4514on July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont think i have to say anything about the meaning, its pretty obvious..as drummer4514 stated..i just want to appreciate the great acoutsic and electric guitar combination played by the guitar virtuso Carlos Santana..he will realy make u move externally and internally...thanks.
    DeepMeaningson March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya deepmeanings , u r absolutely right
    One_Winged_Angelon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a girl trying to make a difference.
    Bella_xon October 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is truly amazing and I'm commenting to commend Santana's performance as always. I would also like to mention how disappointed I was upon finding the lyrics to the duet with Seal lyrics are not up as that is a magnificent song as well.
    __Scarleton March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is truly amazing and I'm commenting to commend Santana's performance as always. I would also like to mention how disappointed I was upon finding the lyrics to the duet with Seal lyrics are not up as that is a magnificent song as well.
    __Scarleton March 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove love love love love love love song!!! thats all.
    abenatmon April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe finds her as an inspiration . . . . shes a dreamer... he finds shes like this diamond in the middle of a troubled surroundings . . . the song also whispers hope of brighter days . . . its a beautiful song.
    my ex - now my best friend - dedicated it to me .. since my name is maria esperanza
    met21on June 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song,it makes me sad to listwen to it but it's still good.i don;t think there are many guitarists as good as Santana.and random question scarlet,what's the name of the song?
    diruluvsyouon January 10, 2007   Link

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