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Born In East L.A. Lyrics By Cheech Chong

    took a walk to the corner store
    just to buy 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 all 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

    that’s right i said
    where were ya 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 vago watch my lips
    where were ya born

    i was born in east la
    man i was born in east la

    oh yeah you were born in east la
    let’s see your green card

    huh green card
    i’m from east la

    alright then who’s president of the united states

    oh that’s easy man
    that guy that used to be on death valley days john wayne

    alright let’s go come on

    next thing i 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 a burger stand

    i want to go back to east la
    i wish i was back in east la
    i don’t belong here in downtown tj
    cause i was born in east la 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 up a sign said five zillion sold

    and i was back in east la
    yes i was back in east la
    you know i’m never gonna stray
    cause i was born in east la oralé

    i’m a low rider vato from east la cuìdate
    east la oralé
    this ain’t no datsun it’s a chevrolet cruise all day
    what i say east la oralé

    soto street we love it
    brooklyn avenue we love it
    city terrace naaah
    whittier boulevard we love it oralé

    hasidic jew
    wilshire i said how do you get to wilshire
    what am i lost or what

    i’m a lowrider vato from afar away
    i was born i was born in east la how to say
    east la don’t delay
    cruise all day in east la oralé
    i’m from east la what i say
    east la
    east la

    Artist: Cheech Chong

    Year: 1985

    Decade: 80s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 271