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Ray Davies – Vietnam Cowboys lyrics

You better top up your suntan
Otherwise your skin is going to turn to leather
We'll make a movie in Vietnam
The tax break said, 'We're going to shoot on location'

The rug says, 'Made in Korea'
Manufactured in a factory using cheap labor
And all over Asia
The third world becoming a major league player

Mass production in Saigon
While all the 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
Hamburgers in China with sushi bars in Maine and Boston
The dollar signs said, 'Expand on it'
Cowboys in Vietnam making their movies

Wake up in the White House
Zip up your pants and gather together
Take a look at your overseas neighbor
Look at their strange behavior

Take a look at your wigwam
Inside it says the product is Asian
Once it was only in movies
Now it's a product invasion

Mass production in Saigon
While all the 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 up 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 bad debt
Take the culture out to the third world
Blow up the grand new civilization
In the name of globalisation

Big confusion in Hollywood
Now it's American Major League in Japan
Hamburgers in China, with sushi bars in Maine and Boston
Dollar signs said, 'Expand on it'
Cowboys in Vietnam making their movies

Watch out!
Ride off with your debts into the sunset



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/ray_davies/vietnam_cowboys.html

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