Artist/name of this song?
June 29, 2012 9:23 AM   Subscribe

Songfilter: long conga fill for the intro, female singer, older tune, maybe of hispanic origin, lyrics are something like: "i've been locked away for so long, i forget why i'm even here" help! driving me nuts!

any ideas?
posted by nurgle to Media & Arts (12 answers total)
....Might the lyrics you quote instead be something like "I've been down so long, being down don't bother me" or "I've been down so long it looks like up to me"? Because that's a line that gets used in a couple of blues standards, and knowing the title may help you look.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:30 AM on June 29, 2012

that might be it, it sounded like it was related to being imprisoned or something
posted by nurgle at 9:32 AM on June 29, 2012

it's not the doors thats for sure
posted by nurgle at 9:34 AM on June 29, 2012

The Doors is just one of many groups who've done that song.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:37 AM on June 29, 2012

Could it be a remix of "words get in the way" by Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine? Lyrics : it was released on the same album as "Conga" - so maybe your mashing the two up in your head?
posted by dadici at 9:37 AM on June 29, 2012

i don't think so... doesn't sound like her at all... it's like an old-school type song. there's a really long conga fill in the beginning, i know that much.
posted by nurgle at 9:42 AM on June 29, 2012

Nothing about being locked away, but maybe the Madonna song "I'm going bananas"?
posted by indognito at 10:01 AM on June 29, 2012

that's not it either
posted by nurgle at 10:08 AM on June 29, 2012

there's a really long conga fill for the opener, it's proabably a mexican/spanish song, and possibly not very well known?
posted by nurgle at 10:22 AM on June 29, 2012

Is it "Long Time Woman" by Pam Grier?

It was in the soundtrack to Jackie Brown, though it's clearly a much older song. (Wikipedia says it was recorded for her film The Big Doll House in 1971.)

Part of the lyrics is a line that goes:

I've been locked away so long/I've forgotten my crime

The song is in English, but it has a long conga (or maybe bongo?) drum intro.
posted by Sara C. at 10:51 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

posted by nurgle at 10:57 AM on June 29, 2012

Had to go look this up for myself, so here's the link for others coming along while this video is still up.
posted by batmonkey at 12:38 PM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

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