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This was written about a guy contemplating using black magic, voodoo, or "santeria" - anything he can to get back his girl. (thanks, Drew - Sydney, Australia)
Santeria means "Way of The Saints" in Spanish, and is a religion where the focus is on worship of saints. It is practiced in Cuba, Brazil, Panama, and a few other countries. There are some followers of Santeria in California, where the band is from.
The music video was made about a month after Brad Nowell died. The video contains ghostly images of Brad playing his guitar along with the band, which was created by using old concert footage of him. (thanks, Glenn - Manchester, NE)
Parts of this song, such as the bass and part of the guitar solo, as well as part of the intro, can be heard in an earlier sublime song called "Lincoln Highway Dub." (thanks, Phil - Rockville, MD)
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