Carmelita
Linda Ronstadt Lyrics


I hear mariachi static on my radio
And the tubes they glow in the dark
And I'm there with you 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 pawned my Smith and Wesson
And I went to meet my man
He hangs out down on Alvarado Street
At 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

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

Carmelita, hold me tighter
I think I'm sinking down
And I'm all strung out on heroin
On the outskirts of town

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: WARREN ZEVON

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Ace of Spades

One of the best female vocalists singing one of Warren Zevon's best songs. It doesn't get much better than this!

apolloguide

I just learned that Zevon did not write it

44elisdad

I've never heard anyone do a bad version of this song

Aaron Bradley

Are you joking???? She butchers this classic.... No matter how well she sings the part about Heroin it's a travesty

patti Myers

@countrygirl country musiclover you again.. whatever,Dah!!!

patti Myers

Linda,hot...

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Doug Fever

When this album first came out I saw the poster with this picture on it in the window of a record store. I went in and told them I wanted that poster when they took it out of the window. The next time I was there the poster was not in the window so I went in to get my poster and a different person was behind the counter and she said the boss was saving it for a guy who's a huge Linda fan. I said "that's me" and I got the poster.
I've been a fan since I heard her with the Stone Pony's and still am.

Loretta Santos

Tim Trans500 hey my name is Patrick and I know better....

Tim Trans500

@Loretta Santos you honestly thought that scumbag wrote this

Loretta Santos

I have a punker friend and thought it was a gg allin ,tune redone by Dwight Yoakum. ...well I set them straight Warren Zevon.....who's Warren Zevon ....millennial punks what are gonna do then fuck up their trip with linda ronstadts version.....hah,but actually there old sokol Warren Zevon crew that know the whole shit.....yall learn you're Warren Zevon.....Patrick

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