New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Carmelita

I hear mariachi static on my radio
The tubes they glow in the dark
There with you in Ensenada
And I'm here in Echo Park.

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

Well I pawned my Smith & Wesson
And I went down to meet my man
He hangs out down on Alvarado Street
At the Pioneer Chicken Stand.

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

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

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



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/d/dwight_yoakam/carmelita.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×