Mexican Cafe

from by Radoslav Lorkovic

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New years day 1986. A glum cold day. My girlfriend and I have a bit of a disagreement. She storms off to work at Carlos O'Kelley's Mexican Cafe. My red accordion is nearby.... aaah--imagination!

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Came over back in '64
couldn't 've been much more than seven or so
I remember all the things I saw
just like they happened yesterday
I used to listen to the radio
really didn't want to do much more
I knew it wouldn't get me far
I'd still listen anyway

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My baby's working in a Mexican cafe
somewhere down San Diego way
Yeah, that's what I hear people say
Up here in America
my baby's working in a Mexican cafe
I know that there's no way she's gonna stay
sometimes I still hear her say
just like they do here in America


The years went by and took their toll
it was getting up towards '84
I remember knocking on my baby's door
she'd always let in to stay
one day my baby said she had to go
somewhere far away, didn't know for sure
I knew she couldn't take much more
I never thought she'd go away

CHORUS

Now I'm playing in this smoky bar
people tell me that I'll never get far
they say I gotta try and be a star
but I always seem to stay
now the people come and people go
I still listen to the radio
hoping someday I'll have something to show
and maybe something more to stay

CHORUS

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from Clear and Cold, released June 1, 2013

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