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The Bilbao Song

Album lyrics:
  1. Act 1
  2. Prologue
  3. The Bilbao Song
  4. Lieutenants of the Lord 
  5. March Ahead 
  6. The Sailors' Tango The Sailors' Tango Video
  7. Act 2
  8. Time in a Shot Glass 
  9. The Sailors' Tango (Reprise) 
  10. Brother, Give Yourself a Shove 
  11. Song of the Big Shot 
  12. Don't Be Afraid 
  13. In Our Childhood's Bright Endeavor 
  14. The Liquor Dealer's Dream 
  15. Act 3
  16. The Mandalay Song 
  17. Goddam It 
  18. Surabaya Johnny
  19. Song of the Big Shot (Reprise) 
  20. Ballad of the Lily of Hell Ballad of the Lily of Hell Video
  21. In Our Childhood's Bright Endeavor (Reprise) 
  22. The Bilbao Song (Reprise) 

The Bilbao Song lyrics

The Bilbao Song

Bill's beer hall in Bilbao, Bilbao, Bilbao,
Was the most fantastic place I've ever known.
For just a dollar you'd get all you wanted,
All you wanted, all you wanted
Of whatever kind of joy you called your own.
But if you had been around to see the fun
Well I don't know you might not like what you'd have seen
The stools at the bar were damp with rye
On the dancefloor the grass grew high,
Through the roof the moon was shining green
And the music really gave you some return on what you paid
Hey Joe, play that old song they always played.
That ol' Bilbao moon
Down were we used to go
Da da da da da ...
I can't remember the words ...
Da da da da da da
It's so long ago.
I don't know if it would have brought you joy or grief but
It was fantastic
It was fantastic
It was fantastic
Beyond belief.
Bill's beer hall in Bilbao, Bilbao, Bilbao,
Came a day the end of May in nineteen-eight
Four guys from Bristol came with sacks of gold dust,
Sacks of gold dust, sacks of gold dust
And the time they showed us all was really great.
But if you had been around to see the fun
Well I don't know you might not like what you'd've seen.
The brandy bottles smashing everywhere
And the chairs flying through the air
Through the roof the moon's still shining green
And those four guys all going crazy with their pistols blazing
high,
"Think you can stop 'em ? Well, go ahead and try!"
That ol' Bilbao moon
Down were we used to go
Da da da da da da...
Who remembers the words ?
Da da da da da da
Something with love in it.
I don't know if it would have brought you joy or grief but
It was fantastic
It was fantastic
It was fantastic
Beyond belief.
Bill's beer hall in Bilbao, Bilbao, Bilbao,
Now they've cleaned it up and made it middle class
With potted palms and ice cream
Very bourgeois, very bourgeois
Just another place to put your ass,
But if you could come around to see the fun
Well, I don't know, you might not find it such a strain,
They've cleaned up all the pools of broken glass,
On parquet floors you can't grow grass,
They've shut the green moon out because of rain
And the music makes you cringe now when you think of what you paid
Hey Joe, play that ol' song they always played;
That ol' Bilbao
Down where we used to go
That ol' Bilbao
Casting its golden glow
That ol' Bilbao moon
Love never laid me low
That ol' Bilbao
Why does it hurt me so ?
I don't know if it would have brought you joy or grief but
It was fantastic
It was fantastic
It was fantastic
Beyond belief.
Last Update: February, 10th 2016


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