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AMERICAN CASBAH
© Bob Wright
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Welcome to the Casbah
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I swear we have it all
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Lots of opportunities await you in the stalls

Welcome to your nightmares
Welcome to your dreams
Watch your step and keep alert
Things ain’t always what they seem

Now take that mister over there
He may look a little foreign
But he was born above this store
You shoulda heard his mama cryin’

And those people in the funny clothes
They’ve lived here forever
They may not dress like you or me
But they certainly are clever

(Chorus)

Now you talk a little funny
Yes you sound a little strange
But if you stay here long enough
Even that might change

Or you can stay the way you got here
Hey you can be somebody new
You can even say you’re not here
Who’s to say it isn’t true

So welcome to the Casbah
I swear we have it all
Lots of opportunities await you in the stalls
Welcome to your nightmares
Welcome to your dreams
Watch your step and keep alert
Things ain’t always what they seem

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from The Oyster Aristocracy, released January 1, 2009

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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