Madonna, Jimmy Nail, Antonio Banderas, Julian Littman Eva and Magaldi/Eva Beware of the City cover

Eva and Magaldi/Eva Beware of the City
by , , & Julian Littman
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Verse 1
(Eva:)
To think that a man as famous as you are
Could love a poor little nothing like me
Verse 2
[Chorus:]
(Eva:)
I wanna be a part of B.A.
Buenos Aires, Big Apple
(Eva's family:)
She wants to be a part of B.A.
Buenos Aires, Big Apple
Verse 3
(Che:)
Just listen to that, they're on to you Magaldi
I'd get out while you can
Verse 4
(Eva:)
It's happened at last, I'm starting to get started
I'm moving out with my man
Verse 5
(Magaldi:)
Now Eva don't get carried away
Verse 6
(Eva:)
Monotony past, suburbia departed
Who could ever be fond of the back of beyond?
Verse 7
(Magaldi:)
Don't hear words that I didn't say
Verse 8
(Eva's family:)
What's that? You'd desert the girl you love?
Verse 9
(Magaldi:)
The girl I love?
What are you talking about?
Verse 10
(Eva's family:)
She really brightened up your out-of-town engagement
She gave you all she had, she wasn't in your contract
You must be quite relieved that noone's told the papers, so far
Verse 11
(Eva:)
I wanna be a part of B.A.
Buenos Aires, Big Apple
Verse 12
Would I have done what I did
If I hadn't thought, if I hadn't known
We would stay together
Verse 13
(Eva's brother:)
Seems to me there's no point in resisting
She's made up her mind, you've no choice
Why don't you be the man who discovered her
You'll never be remembered for your voice
Verse 14
(Magaldi:)
The city can be paradise for those who have the cash
The class and the connections, what you need to make a splash
The likes of you get swept up in the morning with the trash
If you were rich or middle class ...
Verse 15
(Eva:)
Screw the middle classes! I will never accept them!
My father's other family were middle class
And we were kept out of sight, hidden from view at his funeral.
Verse 16
(Eva's brother:)
Do all your one night stands give you this trouble?
Verse 17
(Magaldi:)
Eva beware of the city
It's hungry and cold, can't be controlled, it is mad
Those who are fools are swallowed up whole
And those who are not become what they should not become
Changed, in short, they go bad.
Verse 18
(Eva:)
Bad is good for me
I'm bored, so clean, and so ignored
I've only been predictable, respectable
Birds fly out of here, so why oh why oh why the hell can't I?
I only want variety, of society
Verse 19
[Chorus]
Verse 20
(Magaldi:)
Five years from now I shall come back
And finally say, "You have your way, come to town."
But you'll look at me with a foreigner's eyes
The magical city, a younger girl's city
A fantasy long since put down
Verse 21
(Eva:)
All you've done to me, was that a young girl's fantasy?
I played your city games alright, didn't I?
I already know what cooks, how the dirty city feels and looks
I tasted it last night, didn't I?
Verse 22
I'm gonna be a part of B.A.
Buenos Aires, Big Apple
Verse 23
(Eva and family:)
She's gonna be a part of B.A.
Buenos Aires, Big Apple
Verse 24
(Magaldi:)
Eva beware your ambition
It's hungry and cold, can't be controlled, will run wild
This in a man is danger enough, but you are a woman
Not even a woman, not very much more than a child
And whatever you say, I'll not steal you away

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