As we are closing in on Cinco de Mayo this week, Jim Adams has prompted us with Burrito, Fajita, Mexican and Tequila for Song Lyric Sunday. I have chosen ‘Mexico’ by James Taylor. David Crosby and Graham Nash of Crosby Stills and Nash performed on this song with him and are featured in the video.
Just for fun I also included a video of the first thing that jumped into my mind this morning and that was “Tequila” by Pee Wee Herman. I never get tired of seeing that bar top dance from the movie.
Enjoy and Happy Cinco de Mayo!
James sings about Mexico, then says he’s “Never really been” there. Actually, he refers to having been in Mexico for a concert, but coming down with Montezuma’s revenge (travelers diarrhea)
He canceled the show, spending the whole time in his hotel room, which greatly disappointed him. David Crosby and Graham Nash sang the harmonies. Taylor was married to Carly Simon at the time, and she also sang on the album.
Jimmy Buffett remade this song on his album Barometer Soup. Buffett pays tribute to Taylor several times in the son
Information on the song provided by Songfacts
Lyrics 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 Writer/s: JAMES TAYLOR Publisher: Royalty Network Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind