veracruz

we’re chasing after the sun
we’re bathing our wounds in the breeze
and the coral is shedding a tear
for the old man and the sea
we left the best part of our youths behind
the old man and me we’re one of a kind
only happy drinking rum and being blind
with the one that I left always on my mind

veracruz veracruz i’ll be waiting for you
in the night in the night when the moonlight is new
i’ll be longing for love i’ll be singing the blues
for i once lost my heart in veracruz veracruz

and johnny’ll be singing with me
what’s to be will be
as we’re watching the lights of havana
far across the open sea
and i remember the wind blowing through her curls
the smile on her face as she laid in the sand
she left bandits crying pistol in hand
laughing and dying as she danced

veracruz veracruz i’ll be waiting for you
in the night in the night when the moonlight is new
i’ll be longing for love i’ll be singing the blues
for i once lost my heart in veracruz veracruz

we’re refugees from the dawn
as the fishermen put out hunting dreams
we’re sailing in search of the stream
that will take johnny to his destiny
and it will take me to the grave
to rest with the cowards and the brave
who took their chances in old veracruz
if i never see those eyes again

veracruz veracruz i’ll be waiting for you
in the night in the night when the moonlight is new
i’ll be longing for love i’ll be singing the blues
for i once lost my heart in sweet veracruz

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