Song of the Day #1,641: ‘Mexico’ – James Taylor

mexico_flagTo celebrate our 40th birthdays, my wife and I are taking a 4-night cruise to Cozumel, Mexico.

To mark that trip, and to buy me some time to prepare future entries, I’m taking this week off from blogging and offering up five songs about our neighbor to the south.

I’ll see you back here in a week!

Way down here you need a reason to move
Feel a fool running your stateside games
Lose your load, leave your mind behind, Baby James

Oh, Mexico
It sounds so simple I just got to go
The sun’s so hot I forgot to go home
Guess I’ll have to go now

“Americano” got the sleepy eye
But his body’s still shaking like a live wire
Sleepy “Señorita” with the eyes on fire

Oh, Mexico
It sounds so sweet with the sun sinking low
Moon’s so bright like to light up the night
Make everything all right

Baby’s hungry and the money’s all gone
The folks back home don’t want to talk on the phone
She gets a long letter, sends back a postcard; times are hard

Oh, down in Mexico
I never really been so I don’t really know
Oh, Mexico
I guess I’ll have to go

Oh, Mexico
I never really been but I’d sure like to go
Oh, Mexico
I guess I’ll have to go now

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #1,641: ‘Mexico’ – James Taylor

  1. Dana says:

    So it takes a vacation to get some James Taylor on this blog? And here I thought you were dedicating a theme week to Taylor as a mea culpa for calling him boring! Oh well.

  2. Amy says:

    Ha! I was thinking the same thing, Dana. Clay will only include a James Taylor song if he doesn’t have to comment on it. 😉 Meanwhile, I’m intrigued to hear what other songs about Mexico there are, as I would have only guessed the first two. Love this song, as I love most anything James Taylor sings.

  3. Andrea Katz says:

    Sweet Baby james is not a favorite for Clay? I think he would have been if you were a teenage girl, in 1971 daydreaming about this blue jeaned boy with the unique and dreamy soulful sound. Ah, good times…

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