Buenas tardes amigo
Hola, my good friend
Cinco de Mayo's on Tuesday
And I hoped we'd see each other again

You killed my brother last winter
You shot him three times in the back
In the night I still hear mama weeping
Oh mama, still dresses in black

I looked at every fiesta
For you I wanted to greet
Maybe I'd sell you a chicken
With poison interlaced with the meat

You... you look like my brother
Mama loved him the best
He was head honcho with the ladies
Mama always said he was blessed

The village all gathered around him
They couldn't believe what they saw
I said it was you that had killed him
And that I'd find you and upstand the law

The people of the village believed me
Mama... she wanted revenge
I told her I'd see that she was honored
I'd find you and put you to death

So now... now that I've found you
On this such a joyous day
I tell you it was me who killed him
But the truth I'll never have to say

Buenas tardes amigo
Hola, my good friend
Cinco de Mayo's on Tuesday
And I hoped we'd see each other again


Lyrics submitted by themancky, edited by JohnnyLurg

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    General CommentAnd then he blew him up with an atom BOMB!!!
    bagofbeefon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is alot better live but has a really cool story, and for vulvalove, how can you say it's not like any other ween stuff, when practically every ween song is different in their own humble ways
    The_Jammy_Pacon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really think this song is fairly strait forward although some disagree. To me it has always been about a guy who kills his brother and blames it on some other guy (who he later kills)

    The motive : Throughout the beginning part of the song the lyrics and inflection make the singer very jelous of his brother....

    "Mama loved him the best
    He was head honcho with the ladies
    Mama always said he was blessed"


    The line "The people of the village believed me" implies that he fooled them. Why state "they belived me" if its true?

    The linch pin of course is:
    "I tell you it was me who killed him
    But the truth I'll never have to say"

    I mean that prety much says he killed him and now that he killed the guy he blamed it on hes scott free.

    Just my 2 cents
    kaboutiton April 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSome good words said about this song. In response to kaboutit's logic:

    "The line "The people of the village believed me" implies that he fooled them. Why state "they belived me" if its true?"

    The first time I heard this song, I figured he was referring to the fact that he claimed he would seek out and kill his brother's murderer. This isn't really a dead giveaway, for that reason.

    My favourite thing about this song is the subtleties in the way it's sung, which aren't easy to explain with direct citations from the text alone. Especially when he says "you, you LOOK like my brother," you can hear his voice tremble, and on the second or third listen you can imagine him pointing a gun the whole time that he's singing, which really works wonders.

    This song is a beautiful example of how Ween's genre experiments are both parodies and homages.
    brian_jameson December 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe waS JEALOUS OF HIS BROTHER SO HE KILLED HIM! MUHAHAHA AND BLAMED IT ON SUM RANDOM DUDE!
    silverpuppiezon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis was the first ween song i ever heard. It is definetly a bad one to begin with because it is nothing like the rest of Weens stuff. Nevertheless, it still got me into Ween. Nice story. Nice little twist at the end. Funny imitation.
    vulvaloveon July 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is marvellous!!!!!! I love how every song on chocolatre and cheese is different....
    however I am unsure as to whether he shot him self or the random dude.....
    It could be taken in the sense he's talking about himself.....
    Voodoo Ladyon September 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment@budman

    Ween making fun of somebody in one of their songs? Never.
    Balienteon September 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI didn't like this song until I heard it live. AMAZING.
    majestikmoose9on September 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment "When he says "you, you LOOK like my brother," you can hear his voice tremble, and on the second or third listen you can imagine him pointing a gun the whole time that he's singing, which really works wonders."

    Dead-on, same as what I got from it.
    MuToiD_MaNon December 17, 2007   Link

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