Randy Newman Brothers cover


Aug 4, 2017

Brothers Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Hey Bobby
Why are you stayin' in here in this shadow?
Come over by the fire
I'll have a drink with you
Verse 2
This is our house now
So let's act like we belong here
Considering some of those who've lived here
What'll we do?
Verse 3
I got some Michter's Irish whiskey
From Mr. George Preston Marshall
The man who honor rescued
Since the day he was born
Verse 4
And it runs him like a plantation
Like a plantation Jack?
Like a plantation Bob
For never has a black man worn the burgundy and gold
Verse 5
Does he know it's the capital of the country Jack?
Does he know that it's 1961
Does he know that the Redskins need a half-back Bobby boy
Who can run?
Verse 6
There's a man to see you in the office Jack
Bob, I'm going home I've had a rotten day (you are home, Jack) (oh)
Well I still don't want to see him, I think you should see him anyway
It's about Cuba, Jack, the Russians are pouring in and it's ninety miles away
Verse 7
This man has a plan to overthrow the government there
The very small expeditionary force
They'll land on the beaches in the dead of night
So no one will be at the beach, right Bob? That's right Jack
Verse 8
The people who will join them, they'll march all around him
And our planes will fly support
Ah but they won't Bob
We'll have nothing to do with this
Verse 9
But wait, wait a minute Bobby boy
There's a woman there in Cuba whom I love
Oh no Jack
Not in a bad way, but a good way
Verse 10
Do you know any Cuban music Bob?
Does "I love Lucy" count?
Of course it does
But the one whom I love is Celia Cruz
Verse 11
Celia Cruz, Celia Cruz
The greatest singer in the world today
If she's there and wants to get away
Then bring her here to the U.S.A.
Verse 12
I see the man with the plane
I'd be the first to shake him by the hand
I'll be the first to give him the news
We're going to save Celia Cruz
Verse 13
Celia Cruz, Celia Cruz
Celia Cruz, Celia Cruz, come on, Bobby
Celia Cruz, Celia Cruz (sing along with me Bob)
I always sing along with you Jack (I know you do)
Verse 14
Celia Cruz, Celia Cruz (I'm excited Bob, just like the Rough Riders)
Celia Cruz, Celia Cruz (you excited?)
Jack was right about you, Bob
Celia Cruz, Celia Cruz (big office, isn't it Bob? Long hallway)

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