Cheech and Natasha Marin tweeting before performing together the classic song “Mexican Americans” to introduce Ozomatli for the group’s 15th anniversary performance at the Hollywood Bowl concert.
In case you want to sing along at home, following are the lyrics (click on the photo to link to a YouTube video for a clip of Cheech & Chong singing it back in the 70s):
Mexican Americans don’t like to just get into gang fights — they like flowers and music and white girls named Debbie, too.
Mexican Americans are named Chata and Chella and Chemma and have a son-in-law named Jeff.
Mexican Americans don’t like to get up early in the morning, but they have to, so they do it real slow.
Mexican Americans love education so they go to night school and they take Spanish and get a B.
Mexican Americans love their Nana’s and their Nono’s and their Nina’s and their Nino’s…….. Nano Nano Nina Nono!
Mexican Americans don’t like to go to the movies where the dude has to wear contact lenses to make his blue eyes brown ‘cause don’t it make my brown eyes blue …
— and that’s all I got, how do ya like it? It’s like a protest tune!