Welcome to Tijuana
Manu Chao Lyrics


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Welcome to Tijuana
Tequila, sexo, marihuana
Welcome to Tijuana
Con el coyote no hay aduana

Welcome to Tijuana
Tequila, sexo, marihuana
Bienvenida a Tijuana
Bienvenida, mi amor
De noche a la mañana
Bienvenida a Tijuana
Bienvenida, mi suerte
A mí me gusta verte
Bienvenida a Tijuana

Bienvenida a Tijuana
Bienvenida, mi amor
De noche a la mañana
Bienvenida, mi amor
Bienvenida a Tijuana
Bienvenida tu pena
Bienvenida a la cena
Sopita de camarón

Bienvenida a Tijuana
Bienvenida, mi suerte
Bienvenida a la muerte
Por la Panamericana

Welcome to Tijuana
Te digo yo
Welcome to Tijuana

Welcome to Tijuana
Tequila, sexo, marihuana
Welcome to Tijuana
Con el coyote no hay aduana

Bienvenida a Tijuana
Bienvenida, mi amor
De noche a la mañana
Bienvenida a Tijuana

Welcome to Tijuana
Tequila, sexo, marihuana




Welcome to Tijuana
Con el coyote no hay aduana

Overall Meaning

The song "Welcome to Tijuana" by Manu Chao is a fast-paced, energetic track that celebrates the vibrant, chaotic energy of the Mexican border city. The lyrics depict a frenetic atmosphere of tequila, sex, and marijuana, with coyotes allowing easy passage through customs. The singer expresses their love for Tijuana, welcoming both their own fortunes and troubles to the city. The mention of shrimp soup references a popular local dish. The final verse is a warning about the dangers of the Pan-American Highway, which stretches from Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina.


On a broader level, "Welcome to Tijuana" is a commentary on the complex and often violent relationship between the United States and Mexico. The city's proximity to the border makes it a hub for drug trafficking and illegal immigration, but it is also a cultural melting pot of Mexican and American influences. The song's positive portrayal of Tijuana challenges mainstream perceptions of the city as corrupt and dangerous.


Line by Line Meaning

Welcome to Tijuana
Greetings to Tijuana


Tequila, sexo, marihuana
Tequila, sex, marijuana


Welcome to Tijuana
Greetings to Tijuana


Con el coyote no hay aduana
With the coyote, there are no customs


Welcome to Tijuana
Greetings to Tijuana


Tequila, sexo, marihuana
Tequila, sex, marijuana


Bienvenida a Tijuana
Welcome to Tijuana


Bienvenida, mi amor
Welcome, my love


De noche a la mañana
From night until morning


Bienvenida a Tijuana
Welcome to Tijuana


Bienvenida, mi suerte
Welcome, my luck


A mí me gusta verte
I like seeing you


Bienvenida a Tijuana
Welcome to Tijuana


Bienvenida a Tijuana
Welcome to Tijuana


Bienvenida, mi amor
Welcome, my love


De noche a la mañana
From night until morning


Bienvenida, mi amor
Welcome, my love


Bienvenida a Tijuana
Welcome to Tijuana


Bienvenida tu pena
Welcome your pain


Bienvenida a la cena
Welcome to the dinner


Sopita de camarón
Shrimp soup


Bienvenida a Tijuana
Welcome to Tijuana


Bienvenida, mi suerte
Welcome, my luck


Bienvenida a la muerte
Welcome to death


Por la Panamericana
Through the Pan-American highway


Welcome to Tijuana
Greetings to Tijuana


Te digo yo
I tell you


Welcome to Tijuana
Greetings to Tijuana


Welcome to Tijuana
Greetings to Tijuana


Tequila, sexo, marihuana
Tequila, sex, marijuana


Welcome to Tijuana
Greetings to Tijuana


Con el coyote no hay aduana
With the coyote, there are no customs


Bienvenida a Tijuana
Welcome to Tijuana


Bienvenida, mi amor
Welcome, my love


De noche a la mañana
From night until morning


Welcome to Tijuana
Greetings to Tijuana


Tequila, sexo, marihuana
Tequila, sex, marijuana


Welcome to Tijuana
Greetings to Tijuana


Con el coyote no hay aduana
With the coyote, there are no customs




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jose Manuel Chao, Chuck Rio, Francois Meslouhi

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Comments from YouTube:

@edoardodesensi6990

"Una Pepsi por favor!"
"Tenemos coca."
"Vale. Un gramo y una Pepsi!"

@antonioescobarmurcia

"Un Pepsi s'il vous plaît!"
"Nous avons seulement coca."
"OK. Un gramme et un Pepsi!"

@pepitoelpistolero7963

Solo un gramo?

@elchamuko3184

Tijuana donde comienza Latinoamérica!!!

@alex.rodrigo.5476

😊 mi tía ❤

@guillermoulisescorimayo1911

¿Quieres café, mi vida?... ¡PUES SIRVETELO!

@jeeperpitufo

Mi pareja me ha hecho esa broma muchas veces, y cuando escuchamos juntos esa parte de la canción,nos reímos juntos, jaja!!!

@dilauriro

JAJAJAJ ojalá pueda hacer esa broma con mi futuro esposo 😂

@ivangc5169

Orgulloso de ser de Tijuana, carajo!

WELCOME TO TIJUANA

@mairacarvajal2272

Yf

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