carmelito lyrics – edie brickell

handsome carmelito and the one they call vandito
rode fiery horses through the snow
snow covered hills, snow covered miles
miles and miles of traveling to go

and they were wild and free
happy as could be in america
they were wild and free
everything to see in america, america

late one night by a little fire and a lot of booze
dito woke up lito from a snooze
he said, “now my friend i must confess, i pulled off her dress
and had the time of my life with your wife”

oh, we were wild and free
happy as could be in america
oh no, we were wild and free
what will be, will be in america, america

blood was spilt, carmelito felt no guilt
justice had fallen like the snow
the ground was red, the ground was white
and blue was the color of the sky

he was wild and free
happy as could be in america
oh he was wild and free
better him than me in america, america

carmelito
baby

/ edie brickell lyrics