"Balinese" as written by and Frank Lee Beard Joe Michael Hill....
Deep in the South of Texas
Not so long ago,
There on a crowded island
In the Gulf of Mexico

It didn't take too much money,
Man, but it sure was nice.
You could dance all night if you felt all right,
Drinking whiskey and throwing dice.

And everybody knows
It was hard to leave.
And everybody knows
It was down at the Balinese.

Yeah, I remember Ruby,
She always dressed in red
Wearing skintight pants, Lord, and how she could dance
With a rag wrapped around her head.

And everybody knows
It was hard to leave.
And everybody knows
It was down at the Balinese.

And everybody knows
It was hard to leave.
And everybody knows
It was down at the Balinese,
It was down at the Balinese,
It was down at the Balinese.


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"Balinese" as written by Billy Gibbons Frank Beard

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    General CommentWhat? ZZ Top is an awesome band, and I know that this song should be a least a hit.

    I heard this first on the 1993 film, "Dazed and Confused". Now I have the album, "Fandango" which it's on.

    This is a very great southern rock song. Listen to it if you haven't yet. Does anyone like this?
    Pink_Floyd_fanon May 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the legendary Balinese Room in Galveston, TX. It was destroyed when Hurricane Ike hit Texas last weekend.
    27screamson September 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDrinking, dancing, gambling joint in Galveston...
    xlr51on January 20, 2009   Link

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