Copacabana Lyrics by Barry Manilow


Barry Manilow Lyrics

Copacabana Lyrics
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Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha
And while she tried to be a star, Tony always tended bar
Across a crowded floor, they worked from eight til four
They were young and they had each other
Who could ask for more?


At the Copa, Copacabana
The hottest spot north of Havana
At the Copa, Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa .... they fell in love

His name was Rico, he wore a diamond
He was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancin' there
And when she finished, he called her over
But Rico went a bit too far, Tony sailed across the bar
And then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two
There was blood and a single gun shot
But just who shot who?

At the Copa, Copacabana
The hottest spot north of Havana
At the Copa, Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa .... she lost her love

Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl
But that was thirty years ago, when they used to have a show
Now it's the disco, but not for Lola
Still in the dress she used to wear, faded feathers in her hair
She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
Now she's lost her mind!

At the Copa, Copacabana
The hottest spot north of Havana
At the Copa, Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the Copa .... don't fall in love
Don't fall in love

Copacabana Info:

• The song is about the New York City night club, the Copacabana night club and Lola, a showgirl, and her lover Tony, a bartender at the club.

• This song won a 1978 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.

• In Season 13, Episode 14 (Tales from the Public Domain), The Simpsons sing a parody of this song called 'Island of Sirens'

• Jack Feldman, Barry Manilow, & Bruce Sussman share writing credits on the song. Ron Dante & Barry Manilow produced the track.

• The single was released in 1978, was certified gold by the RIAA, and peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.




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