Bill Payne
Gringo, Southern California bound
Gringo, take a stop and look around
(come and lay your money down)
Ain't no banana republic, gringo
There's oil deep beneath the ground
Two or three weeks in Mexico
And you think you've seen it all

Gringo, stars and stripes out in the cold
Gringo, here's a hand you can take hold of
(even though we're bought and sold)
Drink Coca-Cola says the sign there
America has made it's mark
(they said blood is thicker than water)
Something tells me we really oughta
Come out of the dark

Night long saxophone in the barrio
(the chicas will warm you)
They can be persuasive gringo
With stars in their eyes

Spend a week in Acapulco
No Esperanto needed there
Lovers are like broken glass
They're everywhere

(the chicas will warm you)
They can be persuasive gringo
With stars in their eyes

Gringo, think of this before you leave
Gringo, the truth is easy to deceive
(if truth you're ready to receive)
Between the open road are your memories
Tender hearted though they may be
(they say blood is thicker than water)
(they say all suffering comes to an end)
(the common saying for friend is amigo)
Gringo

Red Cadillac at sunset slowing down
For another look at that border town
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