"Carmelita" as written by and Warren Zevon....
I hear Marietta static on my radio
And the tubes, they glow in the dark
And I'm there with you in Enceinta
And I'm here in echo park
Carmelita, hold me tighter
I think I'm sinking down
And I'm all strung out on heroin on the outskirts of town
Well I pawned my Smith & Wesson
And I went to meet my man
He hangs out down at El Dorado street
At the county chicken stand
Carmelita, hold me tighter
I think I'm sinking down
And I'm all strung out on heroin on the outskirts of town
Well I'm sitting here playing russian roulette
With my pearl handled gun
The county won't give me any more methadone
And they cut off your welfare check
Carmelita, hold me tighter
I think I'm sinking down
And I'm all strung out on heroin on the outskirts of town
Carmelita, hold me tighter
I think I'm sinking down
And I'm all strung out on heroin on the outskirts of town


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    General CommentI hear Mariachi static


    Im there with you in Encinada (or it's a nada)

    Either way, this is a good cover of the Warren Zevon song.
    Bellyfull of Swanson May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about how you are all "strung out on heroin" or what ever and all you have left is "camelita" your girl or a person that you need really bad cause you know that your going down and you can count on this person being there when your going through a rough time.
    oldskoolpunker23on July 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful
    captain.crackon February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song fuck owns
    ShakerMaker1994on October 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt would be better with Zevon's original lyrics, I mean come on, he says he pawned his smith and wesson, his gun. then says he's playing russian roulette. The music was better then Warren's though..
    jpr227on April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHmm... he took a brilliant line that was already referencing Russian roulette and dumbed it down.
    SixthDementiaon August 11, 2008   Link

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