Who Sang Banana Republic? The Boomtown Rats

The Boomtown Rats Mondo Bongo cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980-12
Genre: Electronic Pop
Style: New Wave/Synth-pop
length: 3:30
producer: Tony Visconti and The Boomtown Rats
Some other versions of "Banana Republic"

Lyrics
Chorus:
Banana Republic
Septic Isle
Screaming in the suffering sea
It sounds like crying
Everywhere I go
Everywhere I see
The black and blue uniforms
Police and priests

And I wonder do you wonder
While you're sleeping with your whore
That sharing beds with history
Is like a-licking running sores
Forty shades of green yeah
Sixty shades of red
Heroes going cheap these days
Price; a bullet in the head

repeat chorus

Take your hand and lead you
Up a garden path
Let me stand aside here
And watch you pass
Striking up a soldier's song
I know that tune
It begs too many questions
And answers to,

repeat chorus

The purple and the pinstripe
Mutely shake their heads
A silense shrieking volumes
A violence worse than the condemn
Stab you in the back yeah
Laughing in your face
Glad to see the place again
It's a pitty nothing's changed

repeat chorus

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Mood Mambo
  • 2 Straight Up
  • 3 This Is My Room
  • 4 Another Piece of Red
  • 5 Go Man Go!
  • 6 Under Their Thumb Is Under My Thumb
  • 7 Please Don’t Go
  • 8 The Elephants Graveyard
  • 9 Banana Republic
  • 10 Fall Down
  • 11 Hurt Hurts
  • 12 Whitehall 1212

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin