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Chilanga Banda

Chilanga Banda
(Juan Jaime López; performed by Café Tacuba)

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Ya chole chango chilango, Cut it out, chilango (guy from Mexico City).
¡qué chafa chamba te chutas! What a crappy job you have.
No checa andar de tacuche Wearing a suit doesn’t suit you.
¡y chale con la charola! Your badge is no good.
   
Tan choncho como una chinche, As fat as a flea,
más chueco que la fayuca, As crooked as contraband,
con fusca y con cachiporra With pistol and with billy club,
te pasa andar de guarura. You dig working as a bodyguard.
   
Mejor yo me echo una chela I’ll down a brew,
y chance enchufo una chava And maybe pick up a girl.
chambeando de chafirete Working as a driver,
me sobra chupe y pachanga. I have drinks and parties to spare.
   
Si choco saco chipote If I crash and bash it up.
la chota no es muy molacha The cops don’t mind too much.
chiveando a los que machucan Bribing those who crunch,
se va a morder su talacha. They’ll like what they can clip.
   
De noche caigo al congal At night, I hit the seedy clubs.
‘No manches,’ dice la “Changa”, “No way,” says the chick,
‘A chorro de teporocho, To the wasted guy’s ramblings.
en chifla pasa la pacha’. Hurry up and pass the drink.
   
Coro:  
Pachucos, cholos y chundos Pachucos, cholos and chundos
chichifos y malafachas Pimps and ruffians
acá los chómpiras rifan Here the thieves rule
y bailan tibiritabara And dance tibiritabara (tropical music)
   
Mejor yo me echo una chela I’ll down a brew
y chance enchufo una chava And maybe pick up a girl.
chambeando de chafirete Working as a driver,
me sobra chupe y pachanga. I have drinks and parties to spare.
   
Mi ñero mata la bacha My main man kills the roach
y canta La Cucaracha And sings “La Cucaracha.”
su cholla vive de chochos His head is filled with pills,
de chemo, churro y garnachas. Glue, grass and garnachas.
   
Transando de arriba a abajo Conning around town,
¡ahi va la chilanga banda! There goes the group of chilangos.
Chinchin si me la recuerdan, Screw you if you screw me over.
carcacha y se les retacha. Bounces off of me and sticks to you.