Carmensita
Devendra Banhart Lyrics


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Ay tu primo colorado
con barba camburada
y lleno de ballena inclinandose al sol
tu rayo de luz roja
besando nuestra boca
el beso que te sopla huele a alcohol

ay tus tres ojos lunares extraterrestriales
entran cuando sales, por eso y no se ven
ay tu barba colorada traviesa y rebelde
me afeito con espada, pero devuelve!

oh la la la la la la la...

si la noche te persigue entregate a ella
o dile que tienes dolor de cabeza
sombrita de reflejo, dame algo tierno
me como tu amor y cago el infierno

ay oh oh oh oh oh ay oh oh oh oh oh
berno oh oh berne berne berne oh oh
ah la la la la la la la...

ay tus ojos colorados azul y anaranjados
amarillo y verde y maron
mi amor envuelto en tu corazon
no lo sueltes por favor
somos elefantes y serpientes semejantes
tomando agua ardiente en el sol





en el sol en el sol en el sol
la la la la la la la la la la la

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Devendra Banhart's song Carmensita are a surreal and dreamlike tribute to a charming and mysterious woman named Carmensita. The song begins with a description of Carmen's male cousin, who has a red beard, a curved shape, and a whale-like body that leans towards the sun. Carmen and her cousin share a passionate kiss that tastes like alcohol, suggesting a wild and reckless nature.


The lyrics then turn to Carmen herself, described as having three lunar eyes that enter when she leaves, indicating a mystical quality. Carmen's red and mischievous beard is shaved with a sword, leaving the sense of a free spirit. The chorus "oh la la la la la la la" emphasizes the playful nature of the song.


In the second verse, Banhart sings about Carmen's multi-colored eyes and her love, which is wrapped in her heart. The imagery of elephants and snakes drinking fiery water in the sun further conveys the surreal and dreamlike qualities of the song.


Overall, the lyrics of Carmensita are cryptic, but can be interpreted as a celebration of a mysterious and free-spirited woman Carmensita and the joy she brings to her admirer's life.


Line by Line Meaning

Ay tu primo colorado
Oh, your red-haired cousin


con barba camburada
with his curly beard


y lleno de ballena inclinandose al sol
and a whale tattoo bending to the sun


tu rayo de luz roja
Your red beam of light


besando nuestra boca
kissing our mouths


el beso que te sopla huele a alcohol
the kiss you blow smells of alcohol


ay tus tres ojos lunares extraterrestriales
Oh your three lunar extraterrestrial eyes


entran cuando sales, por eso y no se ven
enter when you leave, that´s why they're not seen


ay tu barba colorada traviesa y rebelde
Oh, your playful and rebellious red beard


me afeito con espada, pero devuelve!
I shave with a sword, but it grows back!


si la noche te persigue entregate a ella
If the night chases you, surrender to it


o dile que tienes dolor de cabeza
or tell it you have a headache


sombrita de reflejo, dame algo tierno
shadow of reflection, give me something soft


me como tu amor y cago el infierno
I eat your love and shit out hell


ay oh oh oh oh oh ay oh oh oh oh oh
Oh la la la la la la la...


berno oh oh berne berne berne oh oh
berno oh oh berne berne berne oh oh


ah la la la la la la la...
ah la la la la la la la...


ay tus ojos colorados azul y anaranjados
Oh, your blue and orange-red eyes


amarillo y verde y maron
yellow, green, and brown


mi amor envuelto en tu corazon
my love wrapped in your heart


no lo sueltes por favor
don't let it go, please


somos elefantes y serpientes semejantes
we are similar to elephants and snakes


tomando agua ardiente en el sol
drinking fiery water in the sun


en el sol en el sol en el sol
In the sun, in the sun, in the sun


la la la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la la la la




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: DEVENDRA BANHART

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@joeysturmtochter4517

Ay tu primo colorado
Con barba camburada
Y lleno de ballena
Inclinadose al sol
Ay tu rayo de luz roja
Besando nuestra boca
El beso que te sopla
Sabe a Pampero
Ay tus tres ojos lunares
Extraterrestriales
Entran quando sales
Por eso no se ven
Ay tu barba colorada
Traviesa y rebelde
Me afeito con espada
Pero devuelve

La la la la la la...


Si la noche te persigue
Entrégate a ella
O dile que tienes dolor de cabeza
Sombrita de reflejo
Dame algo tierno
Me como tu amor
Y cago el infierno

Adio, adio, adio
Primo granje
Hola Bernardo...

La la la la la la la...

Ay tus ojos colorados
Azul y anaranjados
Amarillo verde y marrón
Mi amor envuelto en tu corazón
No lo sueltes por favor
Somos elefante y serpiente semejante
Tomando aguardiente
En el sol
De una flor...

La la la la la la la...



All comments from YouTube:

@MrWookiemonster

I'm an Indian and this is so misinformed and offensive and so FUCKING AWESOME!

@samraatsingh9571

hahahaha

@AmritaOfLife

BEST COMMENT EVER!

@sohamtalele

lmao couldn't agree more

@alvaromolina1495

jajaja

@user-zw8mr1yv9e

I am not an Indian but I understand what you mean when u say it's misinformed and offensive and I agree with u IT'S FUCKING AWESOME.
Can't get enough of Devendra, and Carmensita in particular.

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@MariaFernandaRochafleur

This needs to be re uploaded in HD.

@heliodias4120

Theres a 480p version here on youtube

@freesoundproducer1203

I disnee

@dragonona

it doesnt

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