Just to by a loaf of bread and a box of s'mores
Up pulled a guy in a yellow van
Shiny gold badge flashing in his hand
He said "Alright you mojados down here
I want you all to hit the floor
I got one thing to ask you and nothing more
So answer in English, if you can
Where were ya born man?"
Huh? Where was I born?
Hey, are you one of those dudes who do horoscopes, man
Hey I'm a Cancer with a bad moon rising
Look here el fago, watch my lips
Where were ya born?
I was BORN IN EAST L.A.
Man I was BORN IN EAST L.A.
Oh yeah, you were BORN IN EAST L.A.
Lets see your green card
Huh? Green card?
I'm from EAST L.A.
Alright, then who's President of the United States?
Oh, that's easy man
That guy who used to be on ''Death Valley Days'', John Wayne
Alright, let's go, come on
Next thing you know I'm in a foreign land
People talkin' so fast I couldn't understand
There was nobody there to lend a helping hand
I was cold, it was dark where is the burger stand
I want to go back to East L.A.
I wish I was back in East L.A.
I don't belong here in downtown T.J.
Cause I was born in East L.A., ole
I crawled under barbed wire, swam across a stream
Rode in six different trucks packed like a sardine
Walked all day in the burning sun
Now I know what it's like to be born to run
Up ahead was the promised land
Shining like a star just beyond my hand
All I could see was a golden door
I looked, a sign said five billion sold
And I was back in East L.A.
Yes I was back in east L.A.
You know I'm never gonna stray
Cause I was born in East L.A.
Contributed by Alan Smithee - 2010/12/26 - 03:44
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