One day a visitor took a trip through my town We all were dancin' till he took his beat away Come to think of it, he thought of every last detail Slipped out late one night Completely out of sight Left his message etched into my brain.
And when the gates are closed on the road of plenty The fist comes poundin' down you feel it everyday It's hard to really know if you are full or empty Here it comes again You think I'm your old friend But now we're not so easily found.
Me and my old corvette, we were flying through the night Chasin' my blonde lover down skyline She saw the tail lights flash to avoid the crash It was way too late When I hit the brakes And we went spinnin' with a screeching sound.
I was talkin' to my friend, tellin' him I lucked out He smiled at me and said I'm glad you feel that way And when I wrote that down on a piece of paper Beneath a garbage heap Down upon the street A mariachi band began to play.
Up in the gold hotel, the money hits the table The heavies are all there, that's why the deal goes down With beautiful women all dressed in diamonds and sable Down upon the street Beside a garbage heap A mariachi band began to play.
In eldorado town there lives a great bullfighter His eyes are screamin' blue, his hair is red as blood And when the gate goes up, the crowd gets so excited Then he comes dancin' out Dressed in gold lami He kills the bull and lives another day.