Barry Manilow

Copacabana (Video)

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
But while she tried to be a star
Tony always tended bar
Across the crowded floor
he worked from 8 'til 4
They were young and they had each other
who could ask for more?

At the Copa, Copacabana
The hottest spot north** of Havana
At the Copa, Copacabana
Music and passion were always in fashion
At the Copa... [they fell/*don't fall] in love.

His name was Rico, he wore a diamond
He was escorted to his chair
He saw Lola dancing there
And when she finished, he called her over 
But Rico went a bit to 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?


Her name was 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!


**Gleich zwei peinliche Schnitzer: Das Copacabana wurde erst 1957 eröffnet - es müßte also richtig "20 years ago" heißen; und sein Standort Miramar liegt nicht im Norden, sondern im Westen von Havanna; es müßte also richtig "west of H." heißen.

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