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¡Hola America!

This song is by The Baseball Project and appears on the album 3rd (2014).

Have you heard the stories that they wrote
About days and nights in a leaky boat?
Washed ashore with splintered wood
The coast guard got me 'fore Castro could

Cooled my heels Bahamas way
While the Yankees worked out my papers and pay
A few months later after many queries
I was pitching in the World Series

And they say "that's quite a story"
And it's hard not to agree
And they say, "do you believe it!"
Man, you have no idea

Hola America
Hola America

Here's the thing when you get in
It ain't the same for your wife and kin
And for all the money that you're pulling down
It don't feel that good when they're not around

And they say "it's never easy"
And I say I must agree
And they say "does it get lonely?"
Man, you have no idea

Hola America
Hola America

It's a long way from the Bay of Pigs
New York City high rise digs
Yasiel, Yoenes, El Duque, El Tiante
Bravos, Cerveceros, Nacionales, Los Gigantes

And they say "that's quite a story"
And I say I must agree
And they say, "do you believe it!"
Man, you have no idea

Hola America
Hola America
Hola, hola America

Band NotesEdit

The emotional documentary about Luis Tiant, “The lost Son of Havana”, was the catalyst for writing this song. Luis had a great career and became one of the most recognizable and beloved players of his era, but he had to escape from Cuba to make it happen. He left his family and friends behind much like Orlando Hernandez (the story behind the first 2 verses) and others who braved the dangerous journey to the U.S. with no promise of returning. Fame and fortune to be sure, but at a heavy price.

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