Carmelita
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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john meyer

K.H. made a correct comment. Warren died from mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer. He was exposed to asbestos when he was a young boy playing in his father's carpet store. Warren had kicked both drugs and alcohol in the 80's. It is true he might have done a little drinking when he recorded "The Wind". But by then he was dying and was in a lot of pain. Who can blame him. He made restitution with his family and went out like a champ.

larue138

@Robert Duffy Oh my god did they do anything safely during the making of that flick?

Robert Duffy

Ty for that info. Very interesting. The snow in The Wizard of Oz was asbestos blown in with large fans.

Steve Labuski

One of the best songs ever written about heroin addiction.

Jose Ziggler

My fav second only by Baltimore love thing.

Ray Moore

Check out "Snowblind" by STYXE

m sch

Cold as life - terror zone.
Less nostalgic but more realistic!

liamsimpson1994

@George Martin yup yea thanks!

George Martin

@liamsimpson1994 You're thinking of "Needle and the Damage Done" by Neil Young.

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Zodiac581

This isn't meant as hate to NWA, but the fact that NWA has been inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame and Warren hasn't yet is absolutely ridiculous.

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