Showtimes Weeds and Los Mono

Weeds, on Showtime Mondays at 10pm, is about a woman whose husband dies and she still has to pay the bills. Her and her two boys live in cookie cutter suburbia and she’s jobless. She makes ends meet by selling pot. It’s such a good show, the cast is awesome and it’s funny too.

But, since I’m a season behind because I never get the tv to myself, I’ve been buying each season on iTunes. So I am just now starting season 4. The first episode “Mother Thinks The Birds Are After Her” (and I suspect they are in some form or another, ha!) the usual theme song is of course, Little Boxes, originally sung by Malvina Reynolds, but sung by several different artists on the show is as always great! The ending song piqued my curiosity though, so of course, I googled.


The song is Se Puede by Los Mono. It’s got such a good beat it makes you want to grab a beer, or me, a few tequilas and lemons, and jump up and dance (and for me that says a lot since I’m not much of a dancer). I then found another song of theirs I like too called, Promesas – another great beat. And the youtube video for it is funny too — Love the dancing monkey man. See video at the end here..

I did find a translation of Promesas in both chilean and english and was impressed. The song isn’t just a hip-hop mess of words to rhyme with little meaning or story behind it. Rather than just reword what’s been said, here is a quote by Sonic360 regarding Los Mono and the album playing these two songs:
“Not only is Somos Los Que Estamos a full on high-energy blast from start to finish, the album is an adventure with a moral message; promoting creativity, originality, positivism, and self-responsibility. In fact, the conscious lyrics and upbeat vibe are the perfect compliment to an album that is driven from start to finish with a myriad of crunchy lo-fi beats n bleeps, infectious melodies and pure funk-fuelled inspiration.”

While I haven’t listened to the whole album, maybe it’s off, but I am definitely getting a few songs of Los Mono to listen too. I like the beat.

Here is Promesas in both chilean and english and the translation is in thanks to c.hilino.com – like it, let ‘em know.. something off about it, let ‘em know. Oh and seriously, don’t pass on the video:

Promesas by Los Mono
Album Somos Los Que Estamos

Las palabras son bastantes,
son bastante importantes
cuando hablo pienso antes
hay que hacerse responsable

Mula! Mula!

Decir una cosa una cosa por otra
Es como confuso es como pura boca
Una promesa rota palabras que rebotan
Una persona por delante y por detrás otra
Una promesa trucha, puras palabras mula
Porfa diga la verdad
Y no me prometa lo que nunca llegará

Una vez que se dice algo
Se hace, se cumple, no se pasa por alto
Una vez que se dice algo
Se hacen las promesas no se pasan por alto

Prometé una liebre por un gato
Lo que prometiste lo espero hace rato
Que pasó? Se olvidó? No cachó?
Cuando me lo dijo no ponia atención
Aaaaa q pena q pena q me da
Ya no estoy seguro cuando dices la verdad
Duda duda duda duda duda
Muchas dudas ahora me das

Una vez q se dice algo
Se hace, se cumple, no se pasa por alto
Una vez q se dice algo
Se hacen las promesas no se pasan por alto

Cuando digo algo y lo cumplo
Algo gano yo siento q triunfo
Pero cuando digo mucho me confundo, me siento
Como un gusano como un humano trucho antro

Puede ser, quizás, q yo te llamo
Te lo juro, demás, obvio q vamos
Sí sí sí, como si fuera tan fácil
Mula…

Yo lo se, es difícil decir que no
Pero vale la pena
Entonces vamos a aprender
Como N con O es NO, N con O es NO
Si le pones un “gracias”, cuanto mejor
No gracias, señor
Yo esta vez pasó
Para qué le digo que sí sí no ,
Si te confundo a ti termino confundido yo

Una vez q se dice algo
Se hace, se cumple no se pasa por alto
Una vez q se dice algo
Se hacen las promesas no se pasan por alto

Una vez q se dice algo
Se hace, se cumple, no se pasa por alto
Una vez q se dice algo
Se hacen las promesas no se pasan por alto

Etc…
– – – English translation (roughly)
Words are pretty,
pretty important
I think before I speak
You have to be responsible

La-hame. La-hame!

To say one thing, one thing for another
It’s confusing, it’s only your mouth
A broken promise, words that bounce back
One person on the front and another on the back
A false promise, only lame words
Please tell the truth
And don’t promise what will never come

Once you say something
You do it, you fulfill it, you don’t overlook it
Once you say something
You fulfill promises, you don’t overlook them

When i say something and i fulfill it
I get something, I feel like i win
But when i say too much i feel confused
I feel like a worm, like a bad human being

Maybe, perhaps, I’ll call you
I swear, sure, of course we’ll go
Yeah, yeah, yeah, like it was that easy
Lame…

Once you say something
You do it, you fulfill it, you don’t overlook it
Once you say something
You fulfill promises, you don’t overlook them

Words are pretty,
pretty important
I think before I speak
You have to be responsible

I over-delivered on my promise
I’ve been waiting for a while for what you promised
What happened? You forgot? Didn’t understand?
When he told me I wasn’t paying attention
Aaah, man that sucks, that’s really too bad,
Now I’m not sure even when you’re telling the truth
Doubt doubt doubt doubt doubt
There’s a lotta doubt you’re delivering

Lame!

Etc…

And the video… makes you want to move… even in your seat.

6 comments:

  1. LOVE the show Weeds. I always think the music is great, too. I think I’m way behind… I don’t pay for Showtime so we rent a season at a time from the video store. I might be on season 3?

  2. This is absolutely the best show! Even better now that I have a friend who is starting up a medical marijuana greehouse in her home. She’s been licensed by the city, or county or whatever (I still don’t know what she’s going to tell her parents when they visit. She’s 48, but always a “kid” to your parents, you know). Can you believe, she has never seen Weeds. I told her to go right out and rent it immediately.
    Can’t wait for the next season to begin. I’ve never missed an episode.

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