South American Marriage Lyrics

Posted On:05.18.2015
Posted by ken

Let’s go watch the religious girls drop off their kids at school
Then they’ll have all day to drive around and thank the lord for the home rule
I’m going to South America to see a girl I don’t know
They might just know just who I am
The long lost gringo.

There are days I feel my years, there are days I feel my nights.
They follow me no matter where I go they’re my first and last rites.
She dances with a glass of wine in her hand, dainty like an ampersand.
That’s what they do in South America, revolutions mountains and sand.

The last thing you remember well is the last time you remembered her
Soft brown so full of grace Holy Grail, sad eyes, demure
I’m on my way to South America to see a girl I don’t know
If I don’t lose my way alone
My language and my home.

I watched my friends grow old in this town and I was one of them
There was smoke in vogue, some guys named Koch, and other confidence men.
I’m on my way to South America to see a girl I don’t know
It’s my Manifest Destiny, it’s my Doctrine from Monroe.