Barry Manilow - Copacabana (At the Copa) Lyrics

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Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha
And while she tried to be a star
Tony always tended bar
Across the crowded floor, they worked from eight til four
They were young and they had each other
Who could ask for more?

At the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (co) Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the copa they fell in love

Copa, Copacabana
His name was Rico
He wore a diamond
He was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancing there
And when she finished,he called her over
But Rico went a bit to far
Tony sailed across the bar
And then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two
There was blood and a single gun shot
But just who shot who?

At the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (co) Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the copa, she lost her love
(Copa, Copacabana)
(Copa, Copacabana)
(Copacabana)

(Copa, Copacabana)
(Copa, Copacabana)like in Havana
(Copa, banana)
Music and passion were always in fashion

Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl
But that was thirty years ago, when they used to have a show
Now it's a disco, but not for Lola
Still in dress she used to wear
Faded feathers in her hair
She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
Now she's lost her mind

At the copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (co) Copacabana
Music and passion were always in fashion
At the copa don't fall in love

(Copa, Copacabana) don't fall in love
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)

(Copa, Copacabana)
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)
(Copacabana)

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Copacabana (At the Copa)
  • 2 Somewhere in the Night
  • 3 A Linda Song
  • 4 Can't Smile Without You
  • 5 Leavin' in the Morning
  • 6 Where Do I Go From Here
  • 7 Even Now
  • 8 I Was a Fool (to Let You Go)
  • 9 Losing Touch
  • 10 I Just Want to Be the One in Your Life
  • 11 Starting Again
  • 12 Sunrise


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Barry Manilow, Bruce H. Sussman, Jack A. Feldman
    album: Track 1 in album Even Now
    release date: 1978
    popularity : 213 users have visited this page.
    genres: Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Ballad/Disco
    length: 4:08
    Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin