1948 and the first lowrider glides off the driveway and onto the Boulevard and that first lowriding, zoot suit wearing, vato buey turned on his radio to hear this song... It's a fine night for cruizin' y mi tio con sus raybans y sus cool drapes y su pompador, parquió su '56 outside my abuelita's house and had his huisa take a picture of him striking a firme pose in front of his chingon ride. and under those big baggy pants of his you couldn't tell that he had left one of his legs in Korea...that he had sacrificed it for the Amerikan buey It's a fine night for cruizin' and so they cruised. cruised down central, down whittter, down king. they danced mambos and jitterbugs, ate monster burgers and frosty freeze shakes, went to the drive ins; and they had kids too, a whole mess a kids and those kids grew up to drive forest green monticarlos and deep purple oldsmobile cutlasses with the metallic finish; long before any tinted window laws came out, before any minimum number of inches off the ground laws, before la placa started carrying rulers when car shows were still legal throughout all of Aztlan; and on a summer night the Chicanada would say... It's a fine night for cruizin' and so they cruised slow and low, especially over the speed bumps. but then slow and low got twisted by forked tongues into describing La Raza themselves and not their cars they drove and the whole pinche system came down on lowriding... but what were we to do? there were no plazas in this place... no plazas with the big fountains in the middle and the benches for the pretty girls to sit on, no plazas in the melting pot, just big wide streets and the most chingon carruchas in the universe. It's a fine night for cruizin'