Dwight Yoakam 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

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


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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john meyer

Dwight Yoakum was a good friend of WZ. He played on "The Wind". Warren Zevon's last album. Warren joked with Dwight about the Southern version of "Carmelita". But he loved it just the same. And Dwight was there with Billy Bob Thornton, and Bruce Springsteen, a week before he died.

Nathan R

He sings Heartache Spoken Here off wz album mr bad example and its even better than my dirty life and times from the wind! Either way both are great!


I'm so glad to know they were with him then

Worstnme69420 Kammerer

I didn't know that

Chestin Greenwood

I love this song so much it doesn't matter if its GG Allin or Dwight Yoakam I can never get tired of it

crazy gamer101o

@The sinner Jim Whitney trust me its good

john wrath

It's fucking Warren Zevon.

Nahui Legorreta

Dwight and GG make a pretty sick version

christopher gordon

Dwight change the lyric from smith corona to smith and wesson... Read that was a suggestion from Linda rondstat. The typewriter cuts deeper when pawned

Pat Disaster

I knew a guy who thought GG Allin wrote it originally or Dwight ....then I explained about Warren Zevon .....and Linda Ronstadt's version.....if you've been a junkie .....on the outskirts of town.....that is a story that's true....I'm gonna jam to some Warren Zevon.......

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