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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
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