Manuel's Story

by Chicano Batman

Chicano Batman is a four-piece American band based in Los Angeles, California. Formed in 2008, the band is composed of Eduardo Arenas (bass, guitar, vocals), Carlos Arévalo (guitars), Bardo Martinez (lead vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Gabriel Villa (drums). The group's sound draws from a mix of ge…




The other day my uncle told me a story
He said, "Son, it gets a bit gory"

"One night I had to flee and leave my land
My older brother stole some heavy contraband
They came for him, he wasn't there, they came for me
The drug cartel made me a refugee"

"Two motorcyclists came towards me
Right away I knew they were the enemy
I saw the malice in their eyes
But I held a .22 to their surprise"

"The gunman jumped off the back of the bike
Cold blooded terror is nothing I like
Adrenaline rippin' apart my brain
Couldn't let these killers erase my name"

"I let a bunch of bullets fly
Then I took off running towards the sky
I'll never know if they got hit
But there was nobody behind me when I split"

"I ran back home as fast as I could
No choice now I had to leave for good
I packed a bag the few things I own
Deal gone bad will never leave me alone"

"I heard a dozen cars creep by
Mercenary always sly
They were ready to take my life that day
That's why I live right here 500 miles away"

Written by: Bardo Martinez, Carlos Arevalo, Eduardo Arenas, Gabriel Villa

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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