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A Tribe Called Quest - I Left My Wallet In El Segundo

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My mother went away for a month-long trip
Her and some friends on an ocean-liner ship
She made a big mistake by leaving me home
I had to roam so then picked up the phone
Dialed Ali up to see what was going down
Told him I pick him up, so we could drive around
Took the Dodge Dart, a `74
My mother left a yard but I needed one more
Shaheed had me covered with a hundred green backs
So we left Brooklyn and we made big tracks
Drove down the Belt, got on the Conduit
Came to a toll, we paid and went through it
Had no destination, we was on a quest
Ali laid in the back so he could get rest
Drove down the road for two-days-and-a-half
The sun had just risen on a dusty path
Just then a figure had caught my eye
A man with a sombrero who was four feet high
I pulled over to ask where we was at
His index finger he tipped up his hat
"El Segundo," he said, "my name is Pedro.
If you need directions, I tell you pronto"
Needed no civilization, some sort of reservation
He said a mile south, there´s a fast food station
Thanks, senor, as I started the motor
Ali said, "Damn, Tip, why you drive so far for?"
When he said "why?" I said we gotta go
Cause I left my wallet in El Segundo

I left my wallet in El Segundo
Left my wallet in El Segundo
Left my wallet in El Segundo
I gotta get it I got got to get it
I left my wallet in El Segundo
Left my wallet in El Segundo
Left my wallet in El Segundo
Come on, let´s go

Anyway, a gas station we passed, we got gas
And went on to get grub, there was a nice little pub
In the middle of nowhere, anywhere would have been better
I ordered Enchladas and I ate `em
Ali had the fruit punch
When we finished we thought for ways toget back
I had a hunch
Ali said, " Pay for lunch", so I did it
Pulled out the wallet and I saw this wicked beautiful Lady
She was a waitress there
Put the wallet down and stared and stared
To put me back into reality, here´s Shaheed:
"Yo,Tip, man, got what you need?"
I checked for keys and started to step
What do you know, my wallet I forget.

I left my wallet in El Segundo
Left my wallet in El Segundo
Left my wallet in El Segundo
I gotta get it, I got got to get it
I left my wallet in El Segundo
Left my wallet in El Segundo
Left my wallet in El Segundo
Come on, let´s go

Lord, have mercy, the heat got hotter
Ali starts to curse me
I feel bad but he makes me feel badder
Chit-chit-chatter, car starts to scatter
Breaking on out, we was Northeast bound
Jettin´ on down at the speed of sound
Three days coming, three more going
We get back and there was no slack
490 Madison, we`re here, Sha
He said,"All right, Tip, see you tomorrow"
Thinking about the past week, the last week
Hands go in my pocket, I can´t speak
Hopped in the car and torpe`ed to the shack
Of Shaheed, "We gotta go back!"
When he said,"why?", I said we gotta go
Cause I left my wallet in El Segundo

I left my wallet in El Segundo
Left my wallet in El Segundo
Left my wallet in El Segundo
I gotta get it, I got got to get it
I left my wallet in El Segundo
Left my wallet in El Segundo
Left my wallet in El Segundo
Come on, let´s go !

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