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Carmelita
Dwight Yoakam & Flaco Jimenez Lyrics


I hear Mariachi static on my radio
And the tubes they glow in the dark
And I'm there with her in Ensenada
And I'm here in Echo Park

[Chorus]
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 sittin' here playing solitaire
With my pearl-handled deck
The county won't give me no more methadone
They cut off your welfare check

[Chorus]

Well, I pawned my Smith-Corona
And I went to meet my man
He hangs out down on Alvarado Street
By the Pioneer chicken stand

[Chorus: x2]

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Warren Zevon

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BEAR

that is its own particular kind of lonely right there! bless all who endure it!
its like spending christmas alone and strung out, 7-11hotdogs and mountain dew for dinner knowin mom is just about to set the table with one empty seat! that was in 97, ive made every one sice!.....clean!

Jose Nivlag

Congratulations!

Lindsey Bailey

Keep going strong god bless u

Irene Max

Dear Bear, thank you for sharing. You have put an entire 12 step chair into a few sentences. Powerful. All the best

patricia S

stay well. you deserve better than that hell you were in.

BEAR

@Edward Catano right on man. You too!

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eddie provencio

nobody else like Dwight and Flaco....Mexican and proud....no else comes close...ex military and I know every would love it!!!! Estan chingones Compa...from West Texas!!!!!🖒🖒🖒👊👊

HR Hamada

yes, but the other parts of the group were Los Lobos. the Boys from East L.A.

MrAzrancher

This song is fantastic, flaco can perform magic with his accordion. He and Dwight are great together.   I have actually been to the "pioneer" chicken stand on Alvarado and on Sunset blvd.  Thanks for posting this....

Loretta Sulin

MrAzrancher Indeed, it's just a good feeling. ..

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