Day #18: Oh Mexico

Day #18: Oh Mexico

This morning a song shuffled through my ipod that made me think of that day in college when I in the kitchen singing, as I am prone to do.  My roommate came in and laughed at the song I was making up.  Only I wasn’t actually making it up.  I was singing James Taylor’s “Oh Mexico.”

I guess when you write lyrics like, “I’ve never really been so I don’t really know” it does sound more like something someone would make up over a pot of spaghetti than a greatest hit of a famous singer.  I had to play her the song before she would believe me. <grin>

You might notice a theme…music brings me a lot of laughter moments.

Way down here you need a reason to move
Feel a fool running your stateside games
Lose your load, leave your mind behind, baby James

Oh, Mexico
It sounds so simple I just got to go
The sun’s so hot I forgot to go home
Guess I’ll have to go now

Americano got the sleepy eye
But his body’s still shaking like a live wire
Sleepy senorita with the eyes on fire

Oh, Mexico
It sounds so sweet with the sun sinking low
Moon’s so bright like to light up the night
Make everything all right

Baby’s hungry and the money’s all gone
The folks back home don’t want to talk on the phone
She gets a long letter, sends back a postcard times are hard

Oh, down in Mexico
I never really been so I don’t really know
Oh, Mexico
I guess I’ll have to go

Oh, Mexico
I never really been but I’d sure like to go
Oh, Mexico
I guess I’ll have to go now

One thought on “Day #18: Oh Mexico

  1. Living in Mexico City for a while now and have not heard this song in a long time. Good reminder. thanks

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