Santeria Lyrics - Sublime

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Ah ah
Ah ha ah

I don't practice Santeria
I ain't got no crystal ball
Well I had a million dollars but I'd
I'd spend it all
If I could find that Heina
And that Sancho that she's found
Well I'd pop a cap in Sancho and I'd slap her down

What I really wanna know, my baby, mmm hmm
What I really wanna say I can't define
Well it's love that I need, oh
My soul will have to

Wait 'til I get back
Find a Heina of my own
Daddy's gonna love one and all
I feel the break, feel the break
Feel the break and I got live it up
Oh yeah, huh, well I swear that I

What I really wanna know, my baby
What I really wanna say I can't define
Back love! Make it go
My soul will have to

Ooh, what I really wanna say, my baby
What I really wanna say is I've got mine
And I'll make it
Oh yes, I'm comin' up

Tell Sanchito that if
He knows what is good for him
He best go run and hide
Daddy's got a new .45

And I won't think twice to stick that barrel
Straight down Sancho's throat
Believe me when I say that
I got something for his punk ass

What I really wanna know, my baby
Ooh, what I really wanna say is there's just one
Way back and I'll make it, yeah
My soul will have to wait
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah






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Meaning | Reviewer: SC | 2/13/12

What he is saying is that he KNOWS she is cheating on him- he doesn't NEED the Santeria or a crystal ball to figure it out, and he would be willing to bet a million dollars that he's right- that's how SURE he is that he's right.

LoveThis song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/28/12

I'm pretty sure that' I don't practice Santeria' then ' I ain't got no crystal ball' and 'i had a million dollars but I , I'd spend it all. ' simply means he'll handle it his own .... He don't need this or this ... And he wouldn't spend a million to get her back . The guys bangin his girl and well he's got his own way to handle his shit. His .45 . Just one of those great chill smokin songs , eh, Haha !

For the offended guy | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/4/11

He says "I don't practice Santeria, I ain't got no crystal ball" Wasn't saying people who do practice Santeria use crystal balls. He's saying he doesn't practice Santeria and he also has no crystal ball. Calm down before you get your testicles in a knot.

really? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/30/11

hey to the person who thinks the line is offensive boo fuckin hoo get used to it. Christians both protestant and catholic and just about any other major religions are offended daily by people who don't accept their beliefs. Get used to it and deal with it, and to correct you; you might not use crystal balls correct but that doesn't mean that older generations didn't use them so don't open your mouth unless you have defenitive proof. Also shut up and enjoy the song, you have made yourself look like a complete jackass on the internet by saying a half a lyric offended you.

The crystal ball is offensive??? | Reviewer: PrincessConsuela | 4/27/11

Making a connection between Santeria and the crystal ball reference but not the million dollars? Following "Anonymous'" logic, all people who practice Santeria have a million dollars or are looking for the guy who did their girl.
There's no real connection between Santeria and the crystal ball in this song. Besides, anyone who's curious about Santeria can look it up and read about it. Frankly, if I practiced Santeria (never have, but have had neighbors who did), I'd rather have people thinking I used a crystal ball than knowing about the animal sacrifice that goes on. Crystal ball, indeed. Sheesh.

To the person who claimed offense | Reviewer: LUrkingAwesome | 2/17/11

You seem to be putting your feelings for the situation before your argument.

From a logical standpoint it is clear that you've misunderstood the song in more than a couple ways.
It wouldn't be illogical to say that it is left open to be interpreted as a statement toward the impossibility of knowing the unknowable. The crystal ball was clearly a separate thought, an example for those who aren't familiar with Santeria off hand.

Two differing methods of asking practical worldly advice in a way that doesn't inherently make sense to the singer, as he is planning on going all out (anything he could try given unlimited resources) to find his girlfriend (and to deal with mo-fo who took her away).

Sancho | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/22/10

Weel, I saw "Simply and Purely Amazing"´s comment and I only like to make a correction to it, sancho is no the guy that steal one´s girl, is only the guy who´s banging soomebody else´s girl.
I got into sublime coz a friend from indiana came down to mexico and I got to hear them (back in the early 90's) and it was until the late 2008 that I found out the name of the band, they´re awesome, I really love heir songs.

Simply and Purely Amazing! | Reviewer: Daniel | 9/6/10

This song is awesome. I declare myself a Metallica fan, but I really like this song. It may be a bit confusing to some people that don't know about mexican culture. Explanation: In Mexico, "Sancho" is used to reffer to a guy who stole other's girl and "Heina" is the girl. Conclusion: This song is abuot a guy (Daddy) that lost his girl. Simple, real, pure, cool and AMAZING!

awesome | Reviewer: Renae | 8/18/10

I've loved Sublime for as long as i can remember.my uncle got me into it.Im only 14 years old but i love this song.my uncle showed me a lot of good punk bands and this is the best.ill love Sublime forever and always!!
R.I.P Brad..it sucks he died the years i was born.

SANTERIA!!!!!!!! 10 out of 5 stars | Reviewer: andrew | 7/17/10

i didnt know the name of this song for years and than people were telling these guys playing guitars and bongos down in buffalo to play santeria play santeria and as soon as the first line was sung EVERYONE WENT NUTS!!!! mind you that this was a group of guys playing outside of a Umphrey's McGee concert hahaha

good memories | Reviewer: theguitarwolf13 | 6/19/10

me and my brother would always here this song on the radio but we both never admitted we liked it, heck, we didnt even know the name of the song or who it was by. but the other day, i was looking up sublime because my friend requested them to me. i first heard wrong way, me and my brother both remember hearing that in my aunts car when we were younger, then date rape made us laugh, smoke two joints made us want to smoke two joints or two bowls, and santeria, at the same time we both said "i love this song!!" now we listen to it when we want to relax, R.I.P Brad, even after these years, you are still a huge influence on people

Annoying | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/29/10

I find he first line very offensive to people who do practice santeria. I don't care what any body thinks about the religion, but I just don't like how it was used. They sound stupid if the crystal ball refers to Santeria cuz in Santeria we don't use those. I just didn't like it at all. Found it rude.

4 years to sublime | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/27/10

It took me 4 years to find out the title of the song.. 4 years none of my friends knew the title of the song and I was usually wasted to actually remember any part of the lyrics.. But yesterday it played while I was in a pizza joint.. I approached a stranger who was singing along to it.. And I just spent the fucking day with this song in loop it feels like home this song is intense.. Beautiful I never knew the band but they are legendary in my book officially

Beautiful | Reviewer: Jada | 12/25/09

I don't think I've ever heard a song so depressing, happy, and beautiful all at the same time. Sometimes people in there 50's listen a song from the 1960's and think, "man, that brings back some memories", but somehow I felt like that the first time I heard Santeria.

awesome | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/18/09

Back in the Mid nineties when i was in university i used to sing and play Santeria a hundred times in a day stoned in my flat... man these guys became a part of my life.. they are just awesome. Im a family man now.. but back then.. life was just different..i was a stony hippie and Sublime made an impact to me.. Thank you guys.. RIP Brad


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