Sunday, January 18, 2009

Addicted to Carmelita

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

4 comments:

reverend dick said...

Dwight Yoakum y Flaco Jiminez!

Gunnar Berg said...

I have Dwight/Flaco on tape-remember tape? I love Flaco. He brings a Miles Davis feel to the accordian. Carmelita has been covered by a bunch of singers, even Counting Crows(Hello Chip Carter!). Warren Zevon had a nice version,too.

Gunnar Berg said...

Just Googled. Apparently Zevon is the pen.

reverend dick said...

Counting Crows? There is not enough soul in those fellas to even begin that song.