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Available on the soundtrack "The Road To El Dorado"
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Tim Rice
Piano and vocals:Elton John
Keyboards and programming:Patrick Leonard
Electric guitar:Davey Johnstone
Bass guitar:Bob Birch
Drums:Curt Bisquera
Additional drums and percussion:Jim Keltner
Backing vocals:Richard Page, Seidah Garrett, Lynn Davis, Kudisan Kai, Davey Johnstone, Phillip Ingram, Dorian Holley
Oh it's great to see our homeland
Breathe the Iberian atmosphere
Just because we are Hispanic
Doesn't mean we're oceanic
Quite frankly we've had water up to here
We've nade waves to last a lifetime
We've been saturated, almost drowned
We are Spanish not Caribbean
We are human, not amphibian
We'll seek our fortunes on Spain's solid ground
There's no future in the new world
Only fools believe the tales
Of the gold of El Dorado
Only suckers set their sails
We have seen the way the tide is turning
Cortez is a charlatan
We are on the ball, discerning
We're anit-diluvian
Two very fine examples of sixteenth century man
Two very modern samples of sixteenth, sixteenth century man
There are women who are lining
Every avenue in every port
Now at last we'll get to grips with
Things they never equip ships with
We have sailed into our last resort
There's no goldmine in the new world
It's a trick to get recruits
On the boat to El Dorado
We're returning to our roots
We're going back to land-locked ladies
Cortez never let them board
All in all the point we've made is
We don't want to go abroad
Two very fine examples of sixteenth century man
Two terra firma samples of sixteenth, sixteenth century man
Two very fine examples of sixteenth century man
Two terra firma samples of sixteenth century man
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