Song Name: The Road to Shangri-La

Songwriter: Mike Salvatore

Copyright: 2008

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Lyrics:

I met her on the road to Shangri-La
Two gypsy girls were driving some old Dodge
One was jazzed; the other looked so plain
But that barefoot girl reminded me why I came

I wanna be a gypsy too
Stain my palms; get a foil-leaf tattoo
Wait five years then thank my Mom and Dad
For showing me the gypsy gold they had

Sweet Nicole is dancing round the fire
While Handsome James just sits and does admire
But she don't have a choice 'tween Jim or me
Nicole belongs to Captain Cherokee

And while I love that gypsy lady
She'll remain my fickle friend

I wanna be a gypsy too
Wear Spanish boots and make-up like they do
I'll wait five years then thank my Mom and Dad
For giving me the gypsy gold they had

You know the Captain wasn't born on the trade winds
He wore a three-piece suit, owned a Mercedes-Benz
But from his silver tongue this came to me:
"My sweet short life, if nothing else, is free"

That's why I wanna be gypsy just like you
Decide if I want one earring or two
Stay away five years and then thank Mom and Dad
For giving me the gypsy soul they had

I wanna be a gypsy too
Unless you're crazy, boy, so do you
You got to move out West with your adopted friend
Or pick a road goes South and find the end