southwest side lyrics – franky perez

there’s a spanish girl with ebony eyes
selling cuban coffee and guava pies
while the boys hang at the corner store
drinkin’ iron beer, rollin’ dice on the floor

there is two old timers talking politics
about the bay of pigs and alfa ’66
willie chirino on the radio
cheguevara is no hero

it’s just another day on the south-west side

there’s a soldier standing in silk fatigues
dictating who stays and who leaves
while a desperate man crashes through the gates
there’s an uprising at guantanamo bay

you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone
so embrace your freedom, don’t ever let go
there’s an american flag waving in a cuban breeze
fidel castro is no jose martiz

it’s just another day on the south-west side
it’s just another day on the south-west side
it’s just another day on the south-west side

they were born in the ocean
they were baptized by the sea
they find a revolution to fight
freedom in miami beach

it’s just another day on the south-west side
it’s just another day on the south-west side
it’s just another day, it’s just another day
it’s just another day on the south-west side

oh, say, can you see?

/ franky perez lyrics