Buffet Hotel

Album: Buffet Hotel (2009)
  • Well the train slipped into the station
    A worn out steel blue soul
    A relic from colonial days
    When the French were still in control
    Lorsque les Francais et tous jour en controle

    It's an outpost in transition
    Where the faithful in the bar
    Know from the whistle and the squeaking wheels
    That the next stop is Dakar
    La prochaine etape etait Dakar

    Talk on the radio
    Talk on the street
    Talk of men with money loco from the heat

    Talk about the rail band
    Picking up the beat
    We lit that great reunion
    With the headlights on the jeep

    And there's history on the jukebox
    Where the spies and scoundrels dwell
    It was the place to go in Bamako
    Direction Buffet Hotel
    Direction Buffet Hotel

    Now we're lost in the Sahara
    Four hours north of Tombuktu
    Lookin' for a nomad who knows
    Or maybe some wondering Jew
    Allons a Essakane, Syndou

    Then we heard that Tuareg combo
    We had come so very far
    And we were welcomed out of history
    By the wind the sand and the stars
    Jai commence a le piercevoir

    Sand in the couscous
    Sand in the wine
    There was sand in my guitar case
    Stories in my mind

    Machine guns on the hilltop
    Camels in my tent
    Buried in a sandstorm
    As the music came and went

    Well we crawled out of that desert
    And the storm erased our tracks
    The Sahara showed her heart to us
    And then she took it back

    We owned Buffet Hotel
    Said, nous avons eu Buffet Hotel
    Ce soir
    Tu la monde

    I recall diplomats and hookers
    I saw strangers digging wells
    And for that one great night in Bamako
    We owned Buffet Hotel
    Said, nous avons eu Buffet Hotel Writer/s: BILL FLANAGAN, JIMMY BUFFETT, MAC MCANALLY
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