"Copacabana" as written by Barry Manilow, Bruce H. Sussman and Jack A. Feldman....
Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha
And while she tried to be a star
Tony always tended bar
Across the crowded floor, they worked from eight til four
They were young and they had each other
Who could ask for more?

At the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (co) Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the copa they fell in love

Copa, Copacabana
His name was Rico
He wore a diamond
He was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancing there
And when she finished,he called her over
But Rico went a bit to far
Tony sailed across the bar
And then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two
There was blood and a single gun shot
But just who shot who?

At the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (co) Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the copa, she lost her love
(Copa, Copacabana)
(Copa, Copacabana)
(Copacabana)

(Copa, Copacabana)
(Copa, Copacabana)like in Havana
(Copa, banana)
Music and passion were always in fashion

Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl
But that was thirty years ago, when they used to have a show
Now it's a disco, but not for Lola
Still in dress she used to wear
Faded feathers in her hair
She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
Now she's lost her mind

At the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (co) Copacabana
Music and passion were always in fashion
At the copa don't fall in love

(Copa, Copacabana) don't fall in love
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)

(Copa, Copacabana)
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)


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"Copacabana (At the Copa)" as written by Bruce H. Sussman Barry Manilow

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  • +3
    General CommentSo awesome...but so depressing. "Don't fall in love." Ain't that the truth.
    AROTUon May 29, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSoap opera in a can!
    Compuwiz19on March 13, 2003   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionPlease guys don't make your mind a mess. All that story is about Cuba before 1959 and yes, were a very complicated times in Havana and there are many stories like this and worst. The Mafia dominated all entertainment business and did whatever they wanted, thanks to the indulgence of the government on turn. At this moment (and after 1959) the entertainment business is already gone, there is no Lolas and Tonys or mob guys .
    sakirielmalayoon November 07, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl
    But that was 30 years ago, when they used to have a show
    Now it's a disco, but not for Lola
    Still in the dress she used to wear, faded feathers in her hair
    She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind
    She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
    Now she's lost her mind!"

    Reminds me of Miss Havisham, that character from "Great Expectations," who was deserted on her wedding day and couldn't ever move on.
    lyricalONEon July 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWoohoo, this song is an all-time classic! Even if it is by Barry Manilow!
    slave2discoon February 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so interesting...and you can just picture it all in your mind so well, too.
    thinkitbeiton June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree, i love it hahaha when it was in that jeans commercial with the girl doing the hula hoop, i always had it stuck in my head! its totally great.
    cherryXkisson May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe hottest spot north of Havana

    Is this supposed to be a joke?
    Schandion September 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song, to me, makes me reflect on the important things in life....like how Barry Manilow like to touch little boys.
    DOUCHEWAFFLES.
    tedtheheadon July 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe are playing this song for marching band this year. I love this song ! Its sooo goooood. And I love the lyricsss. (;
    pastywhiteprincesson June 05, 2012   Link

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