Life is simple, never sinful
Never under, understand
It’s all so painful, non-eventful
We can’t work it, work it out

But we're early birds
And it’s our turn, turn, turn again

The king and queen of the Carioca
Dancing cheek to cheek
The king and queen of the Carioca
The dark end of a street
Do we need to grow so tall
And long for
The king and queen of the Carioca?

I was hungry, I was thirsty
Many times I, I have died
But you helped me, revoked the charity
You fight against the older life

‘Cause the early birds
And the times they are a-changing

I saw myself die
As the band went on playing
And Jesus returned
And he carried on praying
And though we say "no"
We carry on swaying

Lyrics submitted by adchelle

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