On a steamer bound for Baltimore
I said, "That’s no fun, I've been there before."
So I jumped ship near Singapore
With a cook from Mexico
I got a bowl of shark-fin soup
I ducked into a bar for a couple a scoops
Played some Texas stud with a circus troop
And they cleaned me out of dough
Cleaned me out of dough

Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story
No harm, no foul, no crime
Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story
It’ll get them every time

At dawn they all went back to bed
So I went to Borneo instead
Had a hair-of-the dog for my shrunken head
With the sultan of Brunei
Had a small bit of a seizure
On the way to Micronesia
Got a bad case of amnesia
And forgot to say goodbye
Forgot to say goodbye

Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story
No harm, no foul, no crime
Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story
It’ll get them every time

Stopped in Tajikistan on the way to Iran
I took a break in Jamaica to work on my tan
I swam from Cayo Fragoso to Carriacou
I climbed Machu Pichu in Darkest Peru
Had a pint with the pope and played pool with the queen
Who swam circles around a synchronized swimming team
I once had a job riding bulls in Montana
I taught Jimi Hendrix the Star-Spangled Banner
I’ve been to Morocco, Malawi, Macau
I know how to fly but I won’t tell you how
Been to Morocco, Malawi, Macau
I know how to fly but I won’t tell you how

Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story
No harm, no foul, no crime
Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story
It’ll get them every time

I bought an ice cold Coca-Cola
From a Congolese high roller
Got deported from Angola
To a castle on the Rhine
Ask anyone that knew me
The Emir of Bahrain sued me
I was in some Blockbuster Movie
And I didn’t make a dime
(Oh, Jack)

Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story
No harm, no foul, no crime
Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story
It’ll get them every time

Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story
No harm, no foul, no crime
Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story
It’ll get them every time


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