A Fistful Of Statins

by Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young

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A Fistful Of Statins boasts Los Pacaminos' trademark mix of border, Tex-Mex and Americana music that blends Mexico’s Mariachi and Norteno styles with southern American country/blues. Highly recommended for fans of Ry Cooder, Flaco Jimenez, The Texas Tornados or Los Lobos!

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released June 30, 2014

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Los Pacaminos London, UK

This highly respected London based 7-piece Americana group is led by one of the UK's finest and best loved vocalists, Paul Young. But Paul isn’t the only luminary in the seven-piece band, however. Some of the best musicians in the business have teamed up to present this incendiary mix of Tex-Mex classics, Spanish and original songs that make up the music of Los Pacaminos. ... more

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Track Name: Jump Back Baby
Jump back, baby, turn your head around.
Jump back, feet won't touch the ground.

I can see you on the dance floor baby, Turning heads while music softly plays
In the warmth of a southern breeze you dance As i hold you in my gaze.

!BRIDGE 1: Here i am, look around
I feel love rushing in but it don’t make a sound And i know, if you saw me here,
You’d be feeling the same way too. to

CHORUS
Other guys are moving in, but
Somehow darling, you don’t seem to care
Trouble is, though i’d love to do the same
My two left feet don’t make a pair –

Here i am, in this band
& i’d rather be dancing if you’d hold my hand
But i’ll play my guitar, ‘cause you’re happier where you are.

Did you come all alone here?
Is there someone you’re trying to forget?
Did you turn off your phone, dear?
If i don’t make my move now it’s something i’ll always regret

And i know in my heart,
In the rhythm you dance, i’m just playing a part
Are you lost in the song?
‘cause i’m singing it just for you.

CHORUSES OUT
Track Name: The Girl from Tennessee
THE GIRL FROM TENNESSEE
I met a girl who stole my heart in Texas
It’s a story that I want you all to see
It’ll hit you in the solar plexus
‘Cos the truth and her were bitter enemies

I’d seen off all those pretty girls come knocking at my door I guess I thought I'd seen it all before

Chorus: Is it true you come from Tennessee?
Does your daddy read the bible, say a prayer before you eat? Is there something you're not telling me
Cos I never thought a country girl......
Could be the death of me/ could make a fool of me

You can trace my family thru the ages
To the time that we fought Santa Ana's best
Our story is written in the pages,
That there's Texans, and then there are the rest

And then in one sweet phrase that I still don't understand,
You came along and ruined all my plans

Chorus

When I dance with her I feel the magic
That you have to be in love to understand
But the outcome of this union was tragic
When I took her home, and asked her for her hand
And when my dad disowned me, my mama did the same
They told me I'd disgraced the family name
Chorus
Track Name: Caballero
Verse 1:
I thought we had an understanding,
Though nothing’s ever been said,
That if I’m down this way that I might stay till tomorrow?

Verse 2:
Seems to me loves got a hand in
Things goin’ round in your head
‘cause when I hold you tight, I know you might be falling.

Bridge:
How bittersweet the sight - dawn’s early light
And you know I’m not staying,
I thought I heard you saying...

Chorus:
My way is your way, how can that be wrong?
Caballero, Caballero if you’re leaving me tomorrow,
How am I supposed to carry on?

Verse 3:
Always thought leaving was easy, Goodbye’s the devil I know.
If I seem to care I swear that I’d be lyin’.

Bridge 2:
But still I see your face, my heart takes flight.
This ain’t a game I’m playing,
But still I hear you saying...

Chorus:
My way is your way, how can that be wrong? Caballero, Caballero if you’re leaving me tomorrow How am I supposed to carry on?
How am I supposed to carry on?
Track Name: Don't Make Me Wait Señorita
CH: DON’T MAKE ME WAIT SENORITA DON’T MAKE ME WAIT TOO LONG I GOT MY MULE ON A METER
I LEFT HIM SINGING THIS SONG

I BEEN TALKING TO MY BURRO FRIEND
‘BOUT LOTSA THINGS THAT HE DON’T COMPREHEND
I TELL HIM THAT SHE IS THE WORLD TO ME
THE GIRL FOR ME, MY LIVING END

I GAVE HER EVERYTHING THAT I POSSESSED BUT SHE JUST LAUGHED AT ME & HEADED WEST
AND SO, MUCHACHO, I CAN PLAINLY SEE
YOU LAUGH AT ME, BE MY GUEST

CHORUS

YOU SAY YOU’RE TIRING OF THE TEXAN KIND
THOSE LOCAL YOKELS, THEY’RE ALL FRIENDS OF MINE
OUT THERE IN L.A. THEY WILL SMILE AND SAY,
“HAVE A NICE DAY”, AND ROB YOU BLIND

YOU GOT THAT MOVIE-MAKING FRIEND OF YOURS
THE ONE WHO’S SAYING HE CAN OPEN DOORS
I KNOW THE KIND OF MOVIE THAT HE MAKES,
NO SECOND TAKES, AND NO APPLAUSE

...to CHORUS

I TOOK HER OUT TO DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
MAKING EYES AT HER AND THEN SHE SAY
“DON’T THINK THAT JUST BECAUSE YOU DANCE WITH ME,
YOU GET TO SEE MY LINGERIE”

I GUESS A MAN SHOULD KNOW WHEN HE IS BEAT,
WHEN HE GOT NOTHING AND HE’S ON THE STREET
BUT WHEN I SEE HER AS SHE PASSES BY
I CAN’T DENY, SHE SURE IS SWEET

...to CHORUS

Track Name: Come a Little Bit Closer
VERSE 1:
In a little café just the other side of the border
She was just sitting there givin' me looks that made my mouth water. So I started walking her way - she belonged to that man, José,
And I knew, yes I knew I should leave, when I heard her say-ay-ay,

CHORUS:
Come a little bit closer, you’re my kind of man - so big and so strong Come a little bit closer, I'm all alone, and the night is so long.

VERSE 2:
So we started to dance - in my arms, she felt so inviting.
That I just couldn't resist - just one little kiss so exciting.
Then I heard the guitar player say “Vamoose, José's on his way"
Then I knew, yes I knew I should run, but then I heard her say-ay-ay,

Repeat CHORUS

SOLO

VERSE 3:
Then the music stopped, when I looked the café was empty.
Then I heard José say, "Man you know you're in trouble plenty".
So I dropped my drink from my hand, and through the window I ran And as I rode away, I could hear her say to José-ay-ay,

Repeat CHORUS

La la-la-la la-la - La la-la-la la-la Ho ho la-la - La la la-la
Track Name: Every Little Hero
Jesus in the rehab, with a dose of love addiction
Looks you in the eye, without much conviction

Now he's got one eye looking forward, the other looking back
Seems the second coming is a little off the track

Watch out where you step, Careful who you follow
Every little hero gonna leave you feelin' hollow (x2)

Buddha in the bar room, lost his meditation
Set him up a whisky, cause he needs some medication

Now he's got one eye looking forward, and the other looking back Seems to me Nirvana, is a little off the track

Chorus x 2

Elvis in the bathroom, he needs a little motion
Outside of dis-Graceland, all love and sweet devotion

So he gives a little shimmy, but his heart can't take the strain Jesus says to Gabriel, I think we're gonna need a crane

Watch out where you step, Careful who you follow
Every little hero gonna leave you feelin' hollow.
Watch out where you step, Careful who you follow
Every day you pray when we’re here & gone tomorrow

Chorus x 2

Lad Vocals – Matt & Drew, Jim Russell – Drums, Jamie & Robbie McIntosh – guitars, Steve Hamilton, Ben Edwards - Brass
Track Name: Battered and Broozed
I got friends that are hard to refuse.
There’s Bud and there’s Miller and there’s Jack Daniels too.
Let's not forget Cuervo, he’s long been my hero,
There’s Becks and Corona to name but a few

The sauce is my saviour, despite my behaviour
It’s hard to resist a good brew.
But if I can get sober, I’ll drag myself over
And we’ll raise just a small glass or two…

Chorus:
My liver’s been battered and bruised,
My head is all messed up and I'm so confused.
Tomorrow I'll give up the booze.
If I can get sober I'll drag myself over,
And pick up a 6-pack and drink it with you.

I couldn't drink more if I tried,
So how come each morning my mouth is so dry?
It got me to thinkin’, if I stopped my drinkin’
Would I be a more reasonable guy?

Some say stayin’ sober is like playin’ poker;
We all know we’ll lose in the end.
It’s true I'm no winner, I'm a miserable sinner,
Ain’t a lifestyle that I recommend

Repeat Chorus

The doctor said, “Son here’s the deal -
Your condition is one that’s unlikely to heal.
I admire your style boy, but you live in denial boy.
I suggest you abandon your automobile.”

Chorus 3:
My livers been battered and bruised
My head is all messed up and I'm so confused
Tomorrow I'll give up the booze
If I can get sober I’ll drag my ass over,
And pick up a 6-pack and drink it with you.

When I get my car back, I'll pick up a 6-pack,
And drive myself over and drink it with you.

Lad Vocal – Jamie, Jim Russell – Drums
Track Name: A Little Love
Twelve o'clock, southbound on fifteen
Three hours from home and the weather sets in
I see the lights of the lost and crossed motel
I make the bar as she's starting to sing

A little love, a little love
A little love don't hurt anyone
A little love, sweet love Won't hurt no-one at all

3 a.m, and the snow is still falling
Looks like I'm stuck in this old motel bar
She gets up, as the barman is calling
She ain't even gonna make her car

I take her hand, say she's crazy for leaving
There’s no more regrets and this kiss ain't goodbye

Chorus x 2

Don’t hurt anyone Don’t hurt no-one at all
L
Track Name: Mi Chorizo
Well, me and my friend Chico, went looking for some action,
Not to put too fine a point on it,
We headed down from Houston, way down to Old El Paso,
We were known as gentlemen of taste & wit

Well you know those girls from Texas? As pretty as a picture,
When they take aim you better run the other way.
So I suggested Juarez, across the Rio Grande
Where the chiquititas' smiles will light your day.

Well we're walking down the Calle, just taking in the action,
When I see this senorita standing there
So I strike some conversation, I wanna tell her she's the one
But she just smiles and looks the other way

Now I don't speak no lingo, I'm just a simple gringo,
and Chico he can talk that Spanish way
Then Chico whispers to me, man, she just don't understand you,
This is what you’re gonna have to say

Mi chorizo esta loco
Try to understand un poco
Mi chorizo esta loco over you
Then she looks me up and down,
I see her hand come ‘round
I ask you, what’s a guy like me to do?!

When I come to I see Chico, he's laughing like a drain
He's laughing fit to bust his bony ass
So I ask him what just happened? How I'm lying on this sidewalk
Won't you tell me please how did this come to pass?

He says it’s just your lingo, you speaka too much gringo
And she can't understand you anyway
Now listen dear amigo, if you really want to reach her
This is what you're really gonna have to say

Mi corazon es loco
Try to understand un poco
Mi corazon es loco over you
Then she looks me up and down,
And her hand comes softly ‘round
I ask you, what’s a guy supposed to do?!
Track Name: Our Favourite Things
DO YOU LOVE US, YES YOU DO
‘COS IF YOU’RE DOWN AND FEELING BLUE
STEP RIGHT UP AND JOIN THE QUEUE
THE PACAMINOS ARE PASSING THRU

IF YOUR SPIRIT STILL ENDURES LIVIN’ WITH SOME CRAZY BORES PACK YOUR BAG, GET OUT THE DOOR
THE PACAMINOS ARE BACK ON TOUR

(RE-INTRO)

IT’S ALRIGHT WITH THE BOYS AND ME
IF YOU BRING YOUR FAMILY
IT’S BETTER, LORETTA, SHOULD COME TO SEE
THE PACAMINOS REVERIE

THERE AIN’T MUCH LEFT WHEN THE EVENING’S THRU
JUST ENOUGH FOR A BURRITO AND A MEXICAN BREW
IF U THINK WE WANT THE MONEY THEN SHAME ON YOU
IT’S THE VOODOO THAT WE DO, THAT YOU LOVE TOO

Solo 1 Solo 2

BLESS ME FATHER WILL I LOSE MY WINGS
I HAD UNCLEAN THOUGHTS ABOUT UNCLEAN THINGS
TEQUILA BEER AND WOMEN, THE TROUBLE IT BRINGS
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

IF YOU CHOOSE SOBRIETY ‘STEAD OF DRINKIN’ TEXAS TEA
TRYIN’ OUR SPECIALITY - THAT PACAMINOS REMEDY
Track Name: Made For Me
Chorus:
You were made for me; it’s so easy to see
It’s not science, it’s not (algebra)
It’s so obvious to me

You were made for me, like a song in a show,
If it’s clear as the sky to me, then how come you don’t know?

I was born to fulfil this moment
Like a bird getting ready to fly
I was empty and bare,
‘Til I saw you standing there, like an angel,
And I knew you were mine,

Single Chorus:
You were made for me, in that old fashioned way
If you don’t understand, my love,
How can I make you stay?

If a girl and a boy get together
Then they kiss, and the sparks start to fly
Then I guess that it’s true, there ain’t nothin’ you can do
But surrender to the feelin’ inside

Single Chorus:
You were made for me, like a song in a show,
If it’s clear as the sky to me
Then how come you don’t know?

Solo over single chorus

I was born to fulfil this moment
Like a bird getting ready to fly
I was empty and bare, ‘til I saw you standing there
And like love birds, I knew you were mine,

Single Chorus:
You were made for me, in that old fashioned way
If you don’t understand, my love,
How can I make you stay?
Jim
Track Name: Texas Adios
Saw her standing in a slam-door frame
Cute as sin, yeah sin was shamed
She only had to call me twice
Once for the shock, then once more besides
I couldn't think of nothing smart
So I says 'you wanna ride with me down to the mart?
Pick up a six n a quart of J-D
Down to the creek, have a time with me'

Texas, Texas adios
One more county line to cross Austin town was a mighty loss
Texas, Texas adios

We hit the road in a ragin' flow,
One for the money, none for the show
San Diego all the way to Baltimore
Every city was an open door
Oh baby this'll last forever
This flame will burn thru any kinda weather
Like a tornado in the Lone Star State,
It was in Austin that love turned to hate

Chorus

I know I says this could last forever
I loved your ways, and I loved the leather
But call me dumb, or you may call me flake
It was in Austin that I made my break
It was in Austin that I wiped the slate

Chorus x 2

Adios, adios, bye bye, bye bye, bye bye, adios! Lead vocal – Matt, Jim Russell – drums