Eva And Magaldi / Eva Beware Of The City


To think that a man as famous as you are
Could love a poor little nothing like me
I wanna be a part of B.A. -Buenos Aires- Big Apple
She wants to be a part of B.A. -Buenos Aires- Big Apple

Just listen to that, they're onto you Magaldi
I'd get out while you can

It's happened at last, I'm starting to get started
I'm moving out with my man

Now Eva don't get carried away

Monotony past, suburbia departed
Who could ever be fond of the back of beyond

Don't hear words that I didn't say

What's that? You'd desert the girl you love?

The girl I love?
What are you talking about?

She really brightened up your out of town engagement
She gave you all she had she wasn't in your contract
You must be quite relieved that no-one's told the papers
So far!

I wanna be a part of B.A. -Buenos Aires- Big Apple

Would I have done what I did if I hadn't thought
If I hadn't known, we would stay together?

Seems to me there's no point in resisting
She's made up her mind you've no choice
Why don't you be the man who discovered her?
You'll never be remembered for your voice

The city can be paradise for those who have the cash
The class and the connections what you need to make a splash
The likes of you get swept up in the morning with the trash
If you were rich or middle class...

Screw the middle classes! I will never accept them!
My father's other family were middle class and we were kept out of
Sight, hidden from view, at his funeral!

Do all your one night stands give you this trouble?

Eva beware of the city
It's hungry and cold, can't be controlled, it is mad
Those who are fools are swallowed up whole
And those who are not become
What they should not become
Changed in short they go bad

Bad is good for me, I'm bored, so clean and so ignored
I've only been predictable, respectable!
Birds fly out of here so why oh why oh why the hell can't I
I only want variety of society!
I wanna be a part of B.A. -Buenos Aires- Big Apple!

She wants to be a part of B.A. -Buenos Aires- Big Apple!

Five years from now I shall come back
And finally say, you have your way, come to town
But you'll look at me with a foreigner's eyes
The magical city, a younger girl's city, a fantasy long since put down

All you've done to me was that a young girl's fantasy?
I played your city games alright didn't I?
I already know what cooks, how the dirty city feels and looks
I tasted it last night didn't I?
I'm gonna be a part of B.A. -Buenos Aires- Big Apple!

She's gonna to be a part of B.A. -Buenos Aires- Big Apple!

Eva beware your ambition
It's hungry and cold, can't be controlled, will run wild
This in a man is danger enough
But you are a woman, not even a woman,
not very much more than a child and whatever you say
I'll not steal you away!


Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Produced by Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Caddick
Vocals by Madonna, Jimmy Nail, Antonio Banderas and Julian Littman


Evita, the album

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