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Author: baanista One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 381  
Subject: Re: Inspiration As The Cold Weather Comes... Date: 10/23/2001 11:15 PM
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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.

Regards

Baanista - Who knows he can not trust them, but is willing to live there none the less


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