Messed-Up Mambo

One step back, one step side
Rock step, side step,
Why can't I get it in my head

Feet of iron, feet of lead,
brain of mush, brain near dead
Step rock step...

Feet of rock, brain of lead
Can't get the beat
into my feet,
can't get the mambo in my head

Mambo Jumbo
Feet of gumbo
Rock that rear!

Others do it, but
I'm not in gear
Can't find the beat
Can't find my feet

Oh, feet of mush
Head of lead
Brain of rock
I'm near dead

Mambo beats me, it defeats me.
Have mercy on this helpless gringo!
Can't we please go back to tango?

by Barbara Goldowsky