Gringo in Paradise

from Jolley Cut by Danny Medakovic

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I've spent a lot of time travelling, particularly to Costa Rica. There's a strange dynamic between expats and locals. You can easily fall in love with a country, but how long does it take before it loves you back? Is it even possible?

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GRINGO IN PARADISE

Well the breeze is blowing
And the palm trees are swaying
Like flamenco dancers
And they’re quietly saying
Ah show me, ah show me

And if you wait long enough
you might get a coconut
and that might be good
and that might be bad
‘cause it might land on your head or in your hands
so you better be sure on where you stand

Ah show me, show me that you love me
Ah show me, show me that you need me
And after a while you just give in to the shaker and the conga
And sooner or later you habla when you
haha and you chacha to the song yeah

And 6 rums later
everything is “muy bien”
there’s lime in the glass and salt on the rim
and I don’t even know what language I’m thinking in

Ah show me, show me that you love me
Ah show me, show me that you need me
And after a while you just give in to the shaker and the conga
And sooner or later you habla when you
haha and you chacha to the song yeah

There’s lime in the glass and salt on the rim
There’s lime in the glass and salt on the rim
and I don’t even know what language I’m drinking in

Ah show me, show me that you love me
Ah show me, show me that you need me
Ah show me, show me that you love me
Ah show me, show me that you need me

Ah, muéstrame que me amas
Muéstrame que me necesitas
Muéstrame que me amas
Muéstrame

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from Jolley Cut, released November 1, 2014
Danny Medakovic: lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar
Marshall Bureau: drums
Ben Bowen: trumpet
Jay Burr: valve trombone
Mary Simon: background vocals
Mike Trebilcock: background vocals

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Danny Medakovic Ontario

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer, Danny Medakovic has been gathering the respect of fellow musicians and music fans since moving to Hamilton, Ontario over 20 years ago. He has three full length albums out: Honeybucket (2002), Jolley Cut (2014) and The Years (2019). ... more

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