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Tijuana Jail Lyrics By Gilby Clarke Songs Album: Pawnshop Guitars Year: 1994 Welcome to salvation, My tequila's my companion for this evening of oblivion

Gilby Clarke - Tijuana Jail
Gilby Clarke - Tijuana Jail


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Album: Pawnshop Guitars
Released: 1994

Tijuana Jail Lyrics


Welcome to salvation,
My tequila's my companion for this evening of oblivion
Everyone around me, kinda bores me,
It makes me lonely with the friends I never had
Packing up my Mustang 'cause this city has no heart,
It sucks you in and spits you out
Patiently I'm seeking my destination is unknown,
I followed the road down to Mexico

Sorry Mr.Officer I think you got it wrong,
I'm just a lonely ol' Texas boy and I wanna get on home
He smiled and said "Senor you're not in Texas anymore"
Send my love to my home but send my mail to a Tijuana Jail

Staring at the ceiling of my jail cell it's my home,
At least for now, it seems like forever
Sleeping on the floor with the rats, crawling up my ass,
I'm gonna kill that officer

Sorry Mr. Officer but I'm gonna get revenge,
On this side of the border twenty pesos gets you dead

He smiled and said "Senor I think I'll drink to your threats"
Send my love to my home, but sent my mail to a Tijuana Jail

In my destitution suicides a solution,
But I'm a gambler, and I'm not cashed in
The sun is going down and my problems will be solved by dawn, but not by justice
I smelled liquor on his breath, I knew this is my last chance,
I begged give a dying man his last drink
He handed me a glass with just the worm and he laughed
I pulled a switchblade from my boot and shoved it in his throat

Sorry Mr. Officer I think you got it wrong,
I'm a lonely ol' Texas boy and I wanna get on home

He smiled and said "Senor you're not in Texas anymore"
Send my love to my home but send my mail to a Texas Jail.

Writer/s: GILBY CLARKE
Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
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Tijuana Jail
  • A track from Gilby Clarke's first solo album, this song is one he wrote before joining Guns N' Roses in 1991. The song is based on a real experience: he had a band called Kill for Thrills, and they decided to have a little fun across the border. "That song was about a time when a bunch of us went down to Mexico for a party week, and it got a little bit too drunk," Gilby told us . "We actually got thrown in jail."

    At the end of the song, Gilby sings about stabbing the police officer in the neck with a switchblade. This part was embellished for the sake of art, but there were some strange things afoot. "It was a surreal experience down there," Gilby said. "We didn't know what was going to happen when we went down there - we were just doing what everybody does when they go down to Tijuana, just getting drunk. I don't even remember a single thing that we did to get thrown in jail, but we did."
  • The lyric "Send my love to my home but send my mail to a Tijuana Jail" was inspired by a baseball call. Gilby was watching a gave when the announcer called a home run by saying, "Send my mail to the Tijuana jail!"
  • Along with "Cure Me Or Kill Me," this was one of two tracks that featured Gilby's G n' R mate Slash on guitar. When the band split up in the mid-'90s, members helped each other out on various projects; Gilby was part of the first Slash's Snakepit album in 1995.

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