Chalino's Ghost

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lyrics

the ghost across the table with the wifebeater and the rosary
fresh across the borderline
dehydrated and lonely
with his boots on the table
and his pistol pointed at the gringo
nobody knows his real name
but they all call him chalino
they all call him chalino
so where are you tonight chalino?
is that you in my sight chalino?
leave these suckers to die
and just fly palomito fly
he pulled into town the other day
floated out the back of a hearse
blasting savage california sounds from the year of your birth
he puffs on a cuban cigar
and when he exhales you can hear in his breath
savage california sounds transmitted from the year of your death
and the ghost across the table with the soda can and cuerno de chivo
he doesn't know where the hell he came from
but they all call him chalino
he's on the run from a dead cartel
since 1990 he's been racing
back when they'd stuff his corridos on cassette
like chorizo into casing
and so he moves to the oom pah pah
of the tuba and accordion
with the everlasting restlessness of a ghost trying to be born again

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from Black Market Organs, released October 30, 2016

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JD Debris Boston, Massachusetts

Electro-murder balladeer from the banks of the Mystic River, blending bitter poetry, streetwise Latin Soul, and lo-fi Pop hooks. Ex-boxer with endless melodies and notebooks full of rhymes making violent Pop for violent times.

Produced by BODEK, representing The Red Army of Our Lady of Fatima.
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