The Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Atitudes album has a couple of songs that reference the potential downside to bailing out to the third world. I suspect his point is that you better come to grips with your problems before you leave home.BANANA REPUBLICS Down to the Banana Republics Down to the tropical sun Go the expatriated American Hopin' to find some fun Some of them go for the sailing Brought by the lure of the sea Tryin' to find what is ailing Living in the land of the free Some of them are running to lovers Leaving no forward address Some of them are running tons of ganja Some are running from the IRS Late at night you will find them In the cheap hotels and bars Hustling the senioritas While they dance beneath the stars Spending those renegade pesos on a bottle of rum and a lime Singin give me some words I can dance to Or a melody that rhymes First you learn the native custom Soon a word of Spanish or two You know that you cannot trust them Cause they know they can't trust you Expatriated American feelin' so all alone Telling themselves the same lies that they told themselves back home Down to the Banana Republics Things aren't as warm as they seem None of the natives are buying any second hand American dreams Late at night you will find them In the cheap hotels and bars Hustling the senioritas while they dance beneath the stars Spending those renegade pesos On a bottle of rum and a lime Singing give me some words I can dance to Or a melody that rhymes Down to the Banana Republics Down to the tropical sun Go the expatriated Americans Hopin' to find some fun And all this cheery stuff on the same album as Margaritaville which is arguably another saga about running off before you have your head on straight. Sort of perception on life that helps explain why JB has ended up money in the bank and a string of succesful businesses.RegardsBaanista - Who knows he can not trust them, but is willing to live there none the less
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