Santeria (song)

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Single by Sublime
from the album Sublime
Released January 7, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Alternative rock, reggae rock, ska punk
Length 3:03
Label MCA
Writer(s) Bradley Nowell, Bud Gaugh, Eric Wilson
Sublime singles chronology
"What I Got"
"Wrong Way"

"Santeria" is the second single off American ska punk band Sublime's third and final studio album Sublime. The song was released on January 7, 1997.

The title of the song refers to Santería, a religion practiced in the Caribbean. The song tells a story about a jealous ex-boyfriend that plans to take revenge out on the man that stole his girlfriend. He mentions using violent force when he talks about "popping a cap in Sancho" and "putting that barrel straight down Sancho's throat". Lead singer Bradley Nowell refers to the man as "sancho" and his ex-girlfriend as "heina". In Mexico, "sancho" is often used to describe a man who steals another man's girlfriend.[1] "heina" is used to describe a man's woman or girlfriend.[2]

The song was featured in the 2008 video game Guitar Hero World Tour[3] and as a downloadable song in the 2010 video game Rock Band 3.[4] The song was also featured in the 2012 movie This Is 40.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Definition of sancho". The Online Slang Dictionary. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  2. "Definition of heina". The Online Slang Dictionary. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  3. "Santeria (1996)". Guitar Hero Songs. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  4. "Santeria by Sublime". Rock Band. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  5. "This Is 40 (2012) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2014-04-29.