Carmelita Lyrics

Warren Zevon


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Warren Zevon
album: Track 3 in album Warren Zevon
release date: 1976
popularity : 417 users have visited this page.
length: 3:35
composer: Warren Zevon

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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

Track Listing

  • 1 Frank and Jesse James
  • 2 Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded
  • 3 Backs Turned Looking Down the Path
  • 4 Hasten Down the Wind
  • 5 Poor Poor Pitiful Me
  • 6 The French Inhaler
  • 7 Mohammed's Radio
  • 8 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
  • 9 Carmelita
  • 10 Join Me in L.A.
  • 11 Desperados Under the Eaves