LYRICS A BAR DOWN IN MEXICO

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A BAR DOWN IN MEXICO Well I have worked my fingers to the bone / Trying to build myself a happy home / But the more I work the more goes to the man / So now I've got myself a brand new plan

CHORUS I'm gonna buy me a bar down in Mexico / Where I can pour the friends I know / A shot or two of fun down by the sea / I'm gonna buy me a bar down in Mexico / What else could I ever need / But the sun, a bar in Mexico , and me

Well I will pack up all my friends someday / And head on down where senoritas play / And I'll be pouring drinks up til the break of dawn / While we dance away the night with Buffet on / REPEAT CHORUS

Well I'll wake up every morning with nothing on my mind / Pouring margaritas in a palm tree paradise / REPEAT CHORUS

What else could I ever need / But senoritas by the sea / The sun, a bar in Mexico and me

SAINT ANYWHERE A beach chair and a blender, Coronas and Coppertone / Fresh lobster and coconut shrimp, I can taste it on my tongue / But I wake up from my daydream, and the boss is on my case / Something I did sure made him mad / Man, I need a good day real bad / Blame it on the windchill, maybe it's the rain / Pull me out of my cubicle, put me on a plane / A latitude adjustment is exactly what I need / No shoes, no shirt required / Send me somewhere warm where I can chill out for a while

Like St.Thomas, or San Pedro, or St.Petes / Hotter than hell is cool with me / San Carlos or St.Kitt, s I don't care / Send me down to Saint Anywhere /

A beach bar in Mexico , a boat down in Belize / It's a puddle jump to paradise, the Caribbean or the Keys / I've used up all my sick days so I'm calling in dead / I could get canned but I don't care / I've had it up to here I'm goin' down there / Where waking up at the crack of noon means your day has just begun / Where the ice in my glass barely lasts til I pour me another one / Where seagulls and pelicans chase the sun across the sky / I'll be watching as some sailboat disappears / On just another day in Saint Anywhere

I need a bright and breezy, really lazy day in the tropical sun / So pick a saint and point me toward the sea / ‘Cause I'm tearing off my necktie, dreaming ‘bout a mai tai / Close your eyes and come along with me, ‘cause girl we ought to be / In St Mark's, St.Johns, or St.Barts / I'm halfway there just wondering where you are / Saint Lucia or St.Croix I don't care / Catch you there in Saint Anywhere / They can have St.Paul I'll take St. Petes / So adios boss, I'm out of here / Destination St.Anywhere / Catch you down in St.Anywhere

IT'S ABOUT TIME It's about time / Someone muttered as he walked in through the door / He used to bust his tail to be the first one here / And the last to go / They used to say that boy's the boss's rising star / He's sure got his priorities in line / He's gonna go far / Maybe it was bound to happen, or maybe he just got burned out / Or could it be he's finally learned what life is all about /

It's about time / It's about time he realized that it's about time / Less time with the big shots, more time with the wife / He's always made a real good living now he just wants a life / And it's about time

I look in the mirror and wonder where the years have slipped away / I always thought that tomorrow would never come / But that was yesterday /It's been a while / Since I threw a ball to my kid out in the yard / I can't make up for every moment that I missed / But it's a start / So I'll never win a Grammy, but that won't make me cry / I'd rather be the world's best daddy, hey at least it's worth a try

Now it's about time / It''s about time I realized that it's about time / Less time apart, more time with you / Gonna knock a few things off that great big list of things to do / It's about time, it's about family, it's about good friends / It's about all the things that money just can't buy / It's about love, it's about faith, ‘cause that's all that you're gonna take / When you leave this world behind

Less time in the office, more time with the kids / Might not score that great big bonus, but that's just the way it is / It's about time / It's about time we figured out that it's about time / More time kickin' back, less time on the ball / We're driving ourselves crazy just trying to have it all / We'd do anything to make that extra dime / Thinking life's about some great big dollar sign / But live long enough and you will find / It's about time

THIRD WORLD CANTINA Bartender, otra tequila / My second home is a third world cantina / I'm the guy who plays the guitar / South of the border in a tourist town bar / I've dodged bottles, been heckled by jerks / And all I got was this lousy shirt / They're squeezing limes and mixing margaritas / My second home is a third world cantina

The place fills up when the sun goes down / ‘Cause it's the only show in town / Banditos and brown eyed girls / The beer flows and the blenders whirl / Catch a smile from a pretty senorita / My second home is a third world cantina /

Salt in the air and sand on the floor / Fine dining ain't what they're here for / They wanna dance and they wanna get loud / Bartender what did you do to this crowd? / They're singin ay ay ay ay ay ay, cu cu ru cu cu / La la la la la la, la la la la la la la, ay ay andale /

Dark skinned beauties and sailors just off the sea / Sunburned beach bums and real world refugees / They've all got their story but there's one that we all share / We're all here ‘cause we ain't all there / Come manana we'll move a little slow / But by happy hour we'll rarin' to go / Who ever told you that I'd never get far / Buenas noches from a Mexican bar / There's no place better this boy could ever dream of / My second home is a third world cantina / So bartender fire up one more round of margaritas / My second home is a third world cantina

 

LAST NIGHT I DREAMED OF YOU This is gonna sound crazy / Don't freak out / Probably shouldn't tell you / But last night I dreamed of you / And we did some things I never thought we'd do / Then I woke up and wondered to myself / Do you ever dream of me?

Don''t be embarrassed / Come on, it's worth a laugh / Tell me that I've lost it / ‘Cause last night I dreamed of you / And you told me things I never ever knew / And it felt so real I'd swear it was true / But it was just some crazy dream

You should've seen me, I was really something else / And you, hey wow, what can I say / Things got crazy, we might have gone too far / Come on, don't look at me that way

So there it is / Wild as it might sound / ‘Cause we've been friends forever / But last night I dreamed of you / And it's something that I've done a time or two / And if only dreams came true / I wouldn't have to close my eyes / Last night I dreamed of you / And you told me that you wanted me too / Last night I dreamed of you / Last night I dreamed of you

 

JUST CAME DOWN FOR THE WEEKEND (McCloud/Silverstein) Just came down for the weekend / I was running from the ice and snow / Where the tropic sun comes beating down on the gulf of Mexico / The sunshine that I was seeking I found where the warm winds blow / Just came down for the weekend twenty five years ago

CHORUS Now I'm sitting in my salty jeans / Got a bellyful of rice and beans / Drinking beer and singing my songs / Just an old tourist that stayed too long / I'm warning all you folks tonight / You can have your fun but don't you miss that flight / ‘Cause if you do then you just might turn out to be acting just like me

Still got my roundtrip ticket / I keep it just up over my bed / Folded up to plug a hole in the roof and keep the rain off of my head / I ain't returning no phone calls / Ain't accepting no mail / Singing and calling out to the dolphin and the grouper and the yellowtail / Repeat Chorus

Just came down for the weekend / I was running from the ice and snow / Where the tropic sun comes beating down on the coast of Mexico / The sunshine that I was seeking I found where the warm winds blow / Just came down for the weekend twenty five years ago /

The sunshine that I was seeking I found where the warm winds blow / Just came down for the weekend twenty five years ago / Just came down for the weekend twenty five years ago

MY KIND OF PEOPLE Jim was lying in a hospital, they thought he was gonna die / His brother said “bro, I've got an idea, you wanna go for a ride? / The car's all packed, the engine is running, I'm heading for Mexico / Jim said “I'm in”, the nurse freaked out, and he hobbled on out the door / Ten years later Jim's still kicking and he's got himself a beautiful gal / Running around this little beach town, the boy's sure having a ball / My kind of people, my kind of place, my kind of moments, my kind of days

Cesar's got a seaside joint, just south of here / Forget about that pina colada, ‘cause all he's got is beer / The place ain't nothing but a falling down shack weathered by the waves and wind / I hope you like water ‘cause you'll be sitting in it when the tide comes rolling in / He'll cook you a fish that he caught that day, then he'll belt out a song for the crowd / He'll drink half your beer, but don't worry buddy, the next one's on the house / My kind of people, my kind of place, my kind of moments, my kind of days

It's my kind of day to just hang out with a few good friends / I'll catch you down at Froggys for a bite / He had a life in the real world, now he goes by Captain Bob / Down here no one knows your last name, but everybody knows who you are / Like Larry and Maris, Giggles and Bruce, Queta and La Manga John / Howard's got a new boat, and Bomberg's back in town / There's Helen and Jim, Carla and Denny and Flint from Barracuda Bobs / It's just another Tuesday, a not much news day, and that's alright with us

A guitar playing gringo's banging out a tune, and they're tearing up the old dance floor / Alex asks me “una mas?”, who could ask for anything more, when you're singing for my kind of people, my kind of place, my kind of moments, my kind of days / My kind of people, my kind of place, my kind of moments, my kind of days / These are my kind of days

IF I SAW YOU TONIGHT If I saw you tonight would you say hello / Or walk by like we'd never met before / If I suddenly pulled up outside your window / Would you quickly draw the curtains and close the door / Oh, what would you do / And oh, what would I say / If I saw you tonight, would you smile and say that you sometimes catch yourself thinking of me / When you hear that old song on the radio are you taken back in time by memories / To the days of me and you / Girl, what would you do / If I saw you tonight, if I saw you tonight / Would the world stop turning, if I saw you tonight

If I saw you today would it matter / That I never meant those words I said that night / Only wish I had the chance to make it better / To take what went wrong and make it turn out right / Oh sometimes I dream / Oh, how it would be / If I saw you tonight, if I saw you tonight / Would we share tomorrow if I saw you tonight /

If I saw you tonight would I be overcome with emotion / And stumble on the words that I'd say / Or would we catch each other's eye in one never ending moment / And wonder why we let a love like ours slip away / If I saw you tonight, if I saw you tonight / Would we see things different if I saw you tonight

Oh it's getting late / And oh, I just called to say / If I saw you tonight, if I saw you tonight / Would things be different if I saw you tonight / If I saw you tonight, if I saw you tonight / Would it be alright, if I saw you tonight

JESUS LOVES YOU (THE REST OF US THINK YOU'RE A JERK) First you stiffed the waitress, then you slammed the door / You backed into a Buick, then you blew on down the road / I wonder what were you thinking as you took off down the block / Screaming like a madman and flipping people off / Just about then I thought I'd seen it all / Until I saw that big ol' sticker on the back of your car, and it said

Jesus loves me, and I did a double take / I can't speak for our Saviour, but there's gotta be some mistake / Now this ain't from the Gospel, no you won't hear this at church / Yeah, Jesus loves you, but the rest of us think you're a jerk

Maybe you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed / So you're having a bad day, well get over it / Maybe your mama didn't love you, your gal dumped you and the job's driving you insane / Go ahead, shout out to the Lord, but quit screaming his name in vain / There you go, cussing out the traffic cop / I bet God's looking down, begging you to please shut up when you say

Jesus loves me, but dude I've got some doubts / Take a good look at the good book, this ain't what it's all about / Now here's a revelation, take it for what it's worth / Jesus loves you, the rest of us think you're a jerk

He said He came for sinners, man you're his kind of guy / But now I look into the mirror, and my God I realize what was I thinking, thinking I'm better than you / Lord forgive me, I know not what I do/ But just like you I say

Jesus loves me, and I know that's true / Even when I don't get just what He sees in you / How can I point my finger like you're the big sinner when I just might be the worst / Thank God Jesus loves me, even when I'm a jerk / Now I hope we both make it to Heaven, I just pray you get there first / Jesus loves you, Jesus loves you, let's just leave it at that

MELLOW A friend of mine said man, you've mellowed out / You're not as wild as you once used to be / He said come back to the city, I said come down to the sea / Now his skin's a little darker and he's sounding more like me….you see / I've been mellowed by a sunrise that greets me on an early Sunday morning / Mellowed by the tide that rolls in on a lazy summer day / Mellowed by the winds in those spinnakers and sails / The seagulls and the pelicans, the dolphins and the whales / What happened to that wild man, now he's just kicking back / Laying low, easy, and mellow

Sixty minutes out there on my little boat / These days, that's what I call happy hour / I still toss a few back, but I can't pound ‘em all night long / I'll be dozing in my hammock while they're closing down the bar / I've been mellowed by a breeze that blows in off this blue and rippling water / Mellowed by the waves lapping against these miles of endless shore / Mellowed by the feel of sand between my toes / Mellowed like that lazy dog all curled up by my door / I used to like the fast lane now I take it nice and slow / Laid back, easy, and mellow

Mellowed by this song I'm singing in my soul / Mellowed by the knowledge it's all out of my control / So I'll take these days and live them out the best way that I know / Laid back, easy and mellow / Mellowed by the moonlight and the silhouettes of ships on the horizon / Mellowed by the tales from an old man about the one that got away / Mellowed by the sea, mellowed by the stars / Mellow like mahogany on the back of my guitar / I used to be so type A now I just want to be / Laid back, easy and mellow / Tuned out, unplugged, out of reach, out of touch and mellow

 

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