On News of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva being taken into custody

26mar2008-o-presidente-do-brasil-luiz-inacio-lula-da-silvaLula* sung to the Kinks Lola

I drank at a bar in old Sao Paolo
Where I drank cachaça mixed with lime and soda
Es-oh-d-aye soda
They walked up to me and asked me what chance
If they used my name and to found a new party and I said Lula
El-U-el-aye Lula la-la-la-la Lula

Well we formed the group the worker’s party
And then I ran for president in 1989
They shouted Lula la-la-la-la Lula

Well I’m not dumb but I can’t understand
Why Brazil loved me as a young man
Shouting Lula la-la-la-la Lula la-la-la-la Lula

Well we worked some more and drank many nights
Under electric candlelight
They picked me up and told to me
You’re going to do what we ask, you will see

Well I’m not the world’s brightest guy
But when I looked in their eyes they greased my palm and said Lula
La-la-la-la Lula la-la-la-la Lula
Lula la-la-la-la Lula la-la-la-la Lula

I pushed away
and walked to the door
Gliding across the floor
I smiled with my teeth
Then I looked at them and them at me

Well that wasn’t the way that it would stay
We won two elections using my name Lula
La-la-la-la Lula
Money will buy toys and make my mind swirl
It’s a mixed up muddled money laundering world for Lula
La-la-la-la Lula

Well I left the presidential office years before
And I’d never ever thought they’d find out more
But I’m Lula smiling and waving my hand
And they said dear boy you’re going in the can

Well I’m not the world’s most intelligent man
And when they greased my palm I should have ran
La-la-la-la Lula la-la-la-la Lula
Lula la-la-la-la Lula la-la-la-la Lula

©William Michael Smith