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Zanzibar Lyrics

Artist: Billy Joel
Album: 52nd Street

Ali dances and the audience applauds
Though he's bathed in sweat he hasn't lost his style
Ali don't you go downtown
You gave away another round for free

Me, I'm just another face at Zanzibar
But the waitress always serves a secret smile
She's waiting out in Shantytown
She's gonna pull the curtains down for me, for me

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I've got the old man's car,
I've got a jazz guitar
I've got a tab at Zanzibar
Tonight that's where I'll be

Rose, he knows he's such a credit to the game
But the Yankees grab the headlines every time
Melodrama's so much fun
In black and white for everyone to see
Me, I'm trying just to get to second base
And I'd steal it if she only gave the sign
She's gonna give the go ahead
The inning isn't over yet for me,for me

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Tell the waitress I'll come back to Zanzibar
I'll be hiding in the darkness with my beer.
She's waiting out in Shantytown
She's gonna pull the curtains down for me, for me

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Comments/Interpretations
by cheb arrad@yahoo.com on 10/12/2008 11:21pm
Zanzibar ..! Ah, what a beautiful song with a jazzy melody . It brought back a catchy memory of 70'es. Hey !!
by ME on 5/5/2009 6:57pm
WHEE. cool song. yeayyyyy
by April on 4/21/2010 3:51pm
I love this song! It is one of my favorites from Billy Joel even though it never became a hit. I think it's about him going to a bar to watch a baseball game.
by anonymes on 8/19/2013 12:49pm
the new version of the song is rose he knows he'll never reach the hall of fame. not rose he knows hes such a credit to the game.


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