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Santeria
Sublime Lyrics


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I don't practice Santeria, I ain't got no crystal ball
Well, I had a million dollars but I, I'd spend it all
If I could find that Heina and that Sancho that she's found
Well, I'd pop a cap in Sancho and I'd slap her down

What I really want to know
Ah, baby, mm
What I really want to say
I can't define
Well it's love that I need
Oh, my soul will have to wait 'til I get back and find
Heina of my own
Daddy's gonna love one and all
I feel the break, feel the break
Feel the break and I got to live it up, oh yeah huh

Well, I swear that I, well I really want to know
Ah, baby, what I really want to say, I can't define
That love, make it go, but my soul will have to

Ooh, what I really want to say, ah baby
What I really want to say is, "I've got mine
And I'll make it, ooh yes, I'm coming up"
Tell Sanchito that if he knows what is good for him
He best go run and hide
Daddy's got a new .45
And I won't think twice to stick that barrel straight down Sancho's throat
Believe me when I say that I got something for his punk ass

What I really want to know, my baby
Ooh, what I really want to say is there's just one way back
And I'll make it, yeah, my soul will have to wait

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Overall Meaning

Sublime's hit song, Santeria, has a simple yet deeply emotional lyrics. The song follows the story of a man who is in search of his lost love interest, the 'Heina', who has moved on and found another man, the 'Sancho.' The lyrics showcase the man's inner turmoil and desperation, as he laments not being able to find his love interest and the bitterness he feels towards the 'Sancho.' The man fantasizes about seeking revenge, suggesting he would be willing to go as far as shooting and slapping the portrayed antagonist. However, the singer acknowledges that he doesn't practice Santeria, the Afro-Caribbean religion prevalent in Cuba, therefore he doesn't know whether he has the power to hurt Sancho.


The song's chorus stands out in its rawness, as the man yearns for love and longs for someone to love him back. He feels the break and needs to live it up, indicating that he needs to take control of his life and find happiness. The chorus encapsulates the emotions of the song, showcasing the man's vulnerability and sadness that he experiences. The lyrics are a poignant reminder of the pain that heartbreak can bring and the desperation that love can evoke.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't practice Santeria, I ain't got no crystal ball
I am not a religious practitioner of Santeria, nor do I have any fortune-telling abilities.


Well, I had a million dollars but I, I'd spend it all
If I were to suddenly become wealthy, I would spend all of my money.


If I could find that Heina and that Sancho that she's found
I am searching for a woman named Heina and the man named Sancho she is seeing.


Well, I'd pop a cap in Sancho and I'd slap her down
If I found them together, I would shoot Sancho and physically harm her for cheating on me.


What I really want to know
My burning question is


Ah, baby, mm
My term of endearment for my lover


What I really want to say
The message I am struggling to convey is


I can't define
It is difficult for me to express


Well it's love that I need
What I am searching for is true love


Oh, my soul will have to wait 'til I get back and find
I will have to be patient and Wait until I find what I am looking for.


Heina of my own
I am searching for my own woman, my partner in love


Daddy's gonna love one and all
Once I find my soulmate, I will love her entirely and unconditionally


I feel the break, feel the break
I feel my heart breaking, I feel the sorrow


Feel the break and I got to live it up, oh yeah huh
I must let go of the pain and move on with my life.


Well, I swear that I, well I really want to know
I swear on my life that I need to understand


Tell Sanchito that if he knows what is good for him
Warn Sancho that he better beware


He best go run and hide
It would be in his best interest to flee and avoid confrontation


Daddy's got a new .45
I have acquired a new firearm


And I won't think twice to stick that barrel straight down Sancho's throat
I will not hesitate to violently confront Sancho


Believe me when I say that I got something for his punk ass
Trust me, I have something in store for that cowardly man


Ooh, what I really want to say, ah baby
What I really need to express is, my dear


What I really want to say is, "I've got mine
What I need to vocalize is that I have found what I am looking for


And I'll make it, ooh yes, I'm coming up"
I am confident and optimistic that things will work out for me


Ooh, what I really want to say is there's just one way back
What I truly believe is that I need to start over and find my way back to true love


And I'll make it, yeah, my soul will have to wait
I will make it to where I need to be, but I will have to be patient and wait for true love.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Bradley James Nowell, Eric John Wilson, Floyd I Iv Gaugh

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@javiercassianobustamante4705

SANTERIA

I don't practice santeria
I ain't got no crystal ball
Well, I had a million dollars, but I
I'd spend it all

If I could find that heina
And that sancho that she's found
Well, I'd pop a cap in sancho and I'd slap her down

What I really wanna know, my baby
What I really wanna say
I can't define
Well, it's love that I need oh

My soul will have to
Wait 'til I get back
Find a heina of my own
Daddy's gonna love one and all
I feel the break, feel the break, feel the break
And I gotta live it up, ohh, yeah, huh
Well, I swear that I

What I really wanna know, oh, baby
What I really wanna say
I can't define
That love make it go
My soul will have to

Oh, what I really wanna say

My baby
What I really wanna say
Is I've got mine

And I'll make it
Yes, I'm comin' up
Tell sanchito that if he knows
What is good for him
He'd best go run and hide
Daddy's got a new .45
And I won't think twice to stick
That barrel straight down Sancho's throat
Believe me when I say
That I got something for his punk ass

What I really wanna know, my baby, oooh
What I really wanna say is there's just one
Way back and I'll make it, yeah
My soul will have to wait

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Lou Dog was born in 1989 and died in 2001. This means he was alive for EVERY DAY of the 1990s. Lou was a true 90s dog.

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That is a decent age for a Dalmation.

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