Carmelita
Jackson Browne & Warren Zevon 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
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

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

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

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

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Stargazer

@Cindy Schneider So sorry about the true tragedies in your life . You weathered them better than I could have, and I’ve had a few. About that line from a Jackson Browne song ; it is from the album “Late for the Sky” and the song “The Late Show”.
“Maybe people only ask you how you’re doing
‘Cause that’s easier than letting on how little they could care”.
Also, in the same song,
“You go and pack up your sorrow
The trash man comes tomorrow
Leave it at the curb and we’ll just roll away”
Also,
“Let’s just say
An early model Chevrolet”. *



All comments from YouTube:

Andrew Maxfield

To whomever put this together, thank you. Made me smile as my tears fell.

Erik Chapman

I couldn't agree more ❤️

Fowler Center

So very real man.
Nobody puts that kind of heart into music like Warren. May God give you rest now my old friend. J.J.

Gph

Agreed my great friend i have not met yet

michael chirrick

How the hell is this man not in the Rock and Roll hall of fame? Its ridiculous..

Dana Horton

If he was a rapper he would be in already but rock is getting pushed out. "Whitney Houston is in but Warren is not"

Cindy Schneider

@Stargazer Tried to email you again, it was returned "unable to find address." The cover of Late For the Sky is borrowed from Magritte's "Empire of Light." Sunny daytime sky, nightime street level......sweeeeeeet car out front. Painting didnt have that gorgeous car! I am guessing the guys at Monty Python were huge fans too, Magritte has a taste for the ironical.

Cindy Schneider

@Stargazer Thank you. You are among the lucky who understand that music is more than "entertainment." It's like Steve Winwood's "Higher Love." There is such a thing as a higher love, and I have nothing but pity for people who have never experienced that. I have been that blessed. That is definately the song, that one cut pretty deep......but his wit! The album cover, on the back "if it's alreet with Magritte." Besides being adorable on the wit, who was this Magritte? So I had to look that guy up! .........and that pretty much explains why he is my spirit animal! "An early model Chevrolet." Somewhere around here there is a picture of a curly haired smily baby wearing only her diaper sitting on the hood of Mom and Dad's ol '55, that would be me.

Stargazer

@Cindy Schneider So sorry about the true tragedies in your life . You weathered them better than I could have, and I’ve had a few. About that line from a Jackson Browne song ; it is from the album “Late for the Sky” and the song “The Late Show”.
“Maybe people only ask you how you’re doing
‘Cause that’s easier than letting on how little they could care”.
Also, in the same song,
“You go and pack up your sorrow
The trash man comes tomorrow
Leave it at the curb and we’ll just roll away”
Also,
“Let’s just say
An early model Chevrolet”. *

Cindy Schneider

@Stargazer I owe that to my late husband, my music professor. I called him that because he lectured on musical history! Every other kind of history too, but music was our lifestyle. It was odd that he never played a lot of Warren, LOL Warren said he got to be Jim Morrison far longer than Jim Morrison-to Dave! Jim Morrison was my husband's spirit animal in the same way Jackson Browne is mine. It is the literary influence that gets me every time, the wit. Warren's humor is very much like my husband's, the "laugh to keep from crying." They both died of cancer like three or four years apart, I both laugh and cry at "My shit's Fucked Up." I actually did get to meet Jackson once shortly after he died, but I was just so broken at the time I couldn't get a word out, not even "Thank you my brother from another mother!" My son used to tell me, "when people ask you if your doing OK, they don't really want to know, it's just something they say when they don't know what to say, don't tell them." I believe Jackson wrote a line like that once, it just soothes the soul that someone can put into words what you can't. LOL, Warren put into words what you probably shouldn't! THAT is what I love about him! Mr. Bad Example, just like Mike!

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