Banana Republics (Steve Goodman ) G Am Down to the Banana Republics down to the tropical sun. D G Come the expatriated American expecting to have some fun. Am Some of them come for the sailing drawn by the lure of the sea. D G To cure the spirit that's ailing from living in the land of the free. Am Some of them are running from lovers leaving no forward address. D G Some of them are running marijuana some are running from the IRS. Dm Am Late at night you can see them in the cheap hotels and bars. C G D G Hustling the senoritas as they dance beneath the stars. Dm Am Spending the renegade pesos on a bottle of rum and a lime. C G D G Singing give me some words I can dance to and a melody that rhymes. Am Once you learn the native customs and a word of Spanish or two. D G Then you know you can't trust them because they know they can't trust you. Am Down to the Banana Republics it is not always as warm as it seems. D G When none of the natives are buying and second have American Dreams. Am Expatriated American are feeling so all alone. D G Telling themselves the same lies that they told themselves at home. Copyright Turnpike Tom Music RW
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