Vietnam Cowboys

Ray Davies, released on Working Man's Café (solo) © Davray Music Ltd. 2007

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You better top off your suntan

Otherwise your skin's gonna to turn to leather

We'll make a movie in Vietnam

Tax break said we're gonna shoot on location

The rug says made in Korea

Manufactured in a factory using cheap labor

And all over Asia

The third world's becoming a major league player

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Mass production in Saigon

While auto workers laid off in Cleveland

Hot jacuzzi in Taiwan

With empty factories in Birmingham

Now it's baby boomers in Hong Kong

And cowboys in Vietnam

Making their movies

.

Big confusion in Hollywood

Now it's American Major League in Japan

Hamburger in China

With sushi bars in Maine and Boston

The dollar sign said expand

Now it's cowboys in Vietnam

Making their movies

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Wake up in the White House

Zip up your pants and get it together

Take a look at your overseas neighbor

Look at their strange behavior

Take a look at your wigwam

Inside it says that the product is Asian

Once it was only in movies

Now it's a product invasion

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Mass production in Saigon

While auto workers laid off in Cleveland

Hot jacuzzi in Taiwan

With empty factories in Birmingham

Now it's sweatshops in Hong Kong

Dressing cowboys in Vietnam

Making their movies

Let's make a movie in Vietnam

.

You better top up your suntan

Looks like we're in for heavy weather

Economic meltdown

Nobody said it would last forever

Let's make a movie in Baghdad

Take the culture right to the Third World

Blow up a brand new civilization

In the name of globalization

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Big confusion in Hollywood

Now it's American Major League in Japan

Hamburger in China

With sushi bars in Maine and Boston

Dollar signs said expand

Now it's cowboys in Vietnam

Making their movies

.

Watch out!

Ride off with your debts into the sunset

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