Copacbana!

This song has been stuck in my head all weekend. It’s a fantastic song, one I’m sure most of us have heard at some point or another.

But it’s the story behind the lyrics and that, combined with the beat and rhythm that makes it magic. After all who doesn’t love a good tragic love story? This song also conjures up a feel of the passion and danger that came with the time!

Enjoy!

As for me, I’m going to quote my two favorite lines any place I can. “They were young and had each other/Who could ask for more?” and “There was blood and a single gunshot/But just who shot who?"


Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha
And while she tried to be a star, Tony always tended bar
Across a crowded floor, they worked from 8 till 4
They were young and they had each other
Who could ask for more?

At the Copa, Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana
At the Copa, Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa....they fell in love

His name was Rico, he wore a diamond
He was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancin' there
And when she finished, he called her over
But Rico went a bit too far, Tony sailed across the bar
And then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two
There was blood and a single gun shot
But just who shot who?

At the Copa, Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana
At the Copa, Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa....she lost her love


Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl
But that was 30 years ago, when they used to have a show
Now it's a disco, but not for Lola
Still in the dress she used to wear, faded feathers in her hair
She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
Now she's lost her mind!

At the Copa, Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana
At the Copa, Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa....don't fall in love

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