You Fucked Up My Life



ANGEL
Oye motherfuckers! Well look who took a walk
All the way down from the jails of upstate New York.
Well, it's bigfoot Sal! Machine-gun Sal!
El barrio's fool and my old pal!
Come back to check out the old neighborhood.

You had your moment of glory with your pearl handled knife.
And oh, what a TV story, but you fucked up my life!

My mother cried in disgrace.
My father cursed me out to my face.
But you with your innocent eyes,
You fucked up my life.

BABU CHARLIE
Do you recognize me? I think you do.
Babu Charlie Cruz, I was on trial with you.
You would walk into the courtroom
Saying all you's gonna burn
As if everything evil is Puerto Rican.

You know, I coulda had a union job,
I coulda made ends meet.
I didn't need to end up no ex-con
Dead end; hustling on the street

Man, You had your moment of glory with your pearl handled knife.
And oh, what a TV story, but you fucked up my life!

I had a girl I was gonna marry!
She left me when I was in penitentiary.
Well, that's just the roll of the dice.
But you fucked up my life!

SAL
Oye motherfuckers, do I have to listen to this shit?
I took the way for all of yous and this is the thanks I get?

Stick to the jibaro, he's dumb enough to brag.
He don't kiss ass to no courtroom with the fucking American flag.
Bigfoot Sal, crazy Sal. Too burned out to know better
And too stupid anyhow.

SALVADOR
There was no blood on my knife.
There was no blood on my cape.
No blood on my shoes.
I was a scapegoat for yous!

You all came to the gang bang.
There were other guys with knives.
But I'm the only murderer when the Irish judge arrives!

I am an innocent man and I paid you with my life.
I am an innocent man and I paid you with my life.
I've got nothing to gain, I have done my time.
And whether or not I have committed this crime
In the eyes of the world I am "The Capeman" now
For the rest of my life.

TONY
You can lie to yourself.
You can lie to the press.
You can lie to the cameras.

VAMPIRES
But you cannot lie to us!

TONY
I was there at your side, the dagger in your hand.

SALVADOR
I swear by this medal of Saint Lazarus I wear
I am an innocent man!


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