20 SEP 2019: "Mexico" written by James Taylor that first appeared as the opening track of his 1975 album Gorilla. The lyrics of "Mexico" describe a dream of enjoying a night in a Mexican border town and seem to describe the singer's first-hand experiences in Mexico. But there’s a twist –

- near the end the singer acknowledges that he has never been to Mexico, turning the song into a "fantasy about escaping to an exotic land."

Mexico

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

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 señorita with the eyes on fire

Oh, Mexico
It sounds so sweet with the sun sinking low
The 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
Talking 'bout in Mexico
In a honky tonk down in Mexico

Oh, Mexico
Mexico, Mexico
Oh, Mexico
Mexico, Mexico
Oh, Mexico
Mexico, Mexico

Songwriter: James Taylor

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