Belize - I'm Just Another Gringo in Belize

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After return-Belize City water taxi

 

BELIZE - NO SHIRT, NO SHOES, NO PROBLEM

 

Belize is such a comfortable country, where “No shirt, no shoes, no problem” is not just a slogan; it’s a way of life. One of my favorite tunes pokes fun at us crazy Americans who go on vacation and decide to “buy a piece of heaven and live the good life.”

 

Dennis Wolfe, the song’s author, is an entertainer in San Pedro & Caye Caulker, Belize. He writes a column, “Wolfe’s Woofers” for the San Pedro Sun. This classic, which was covered by Jerry Jeff Walker, reminds almost every Belizean of someone they know, although Dennis claims it’s just a composite.

 

JUST ANOTHER GRINGO IN BELIZE • Dennis Wolfe

 

Well, he came down on vacation 'cause he liked the tropic sun
Margaritas and the music made it all seem fun
He bought a piece of heaven on the Caribbean seas
He's a happy little camper in Belize.

Belize's answer to Mall of America


He began to build a condo, but the labor cost was high
His partner stole his money and left him high and dry
His land is still a mud hole where you sink up to your knees
And he's just another gringo in Belize.

(CHORUS) He's a planner

he's a dreamer

He's a sordid little schemer
Seems to think that money

grows on trees


He's a whiner

he's a loser

He's a pothead

he's a boozer
And he’s just another gringo in Belize.

Well, he used to have a girlfriend, but now he can't afford her
Since one of his investments got busted at the border
He wasted all his money payin’ bribes and fines and fees
And he's just another gringo in Belize.


So he sold his motorcycle, and somebody stole his boat
They ran it on the reef and now the darn thing just won't float
The only thing that’s free is mud, mosquitoes and the breeze
And he's just another gringo in Belize.

(CHORUS) He's a planner, he's a dreamer

He's a sordid little schemer
Seems to think that money grows on trees


He's a whiner, he's a loser

He's a pothead, he's a boozer
And he’s just another gringo in Belize.

Carriage rides tour Belize City

 

Now, he'll drink a beer for breakfast and chase it with rum punch
He's smokin’ up his dinner

he's snortin’ up his lunch
He's been wasted

on the mainland

Now, he's stoned out

in the cayes
And he's just another gringo in Belize.

(CHORUS) He's a planner, he's a dreamer

He's a sordid little schemer
Seems to think that money grows on trees


He's a whiner, he's a loser

He's a pothead, he's a boozer
And he’s just another gringo in Belize.

 

He’s just another gringo in Belize.

(Come to think of it)

Sounds like a pretty good life to me!

ratu says:
Ahhhhhh! I envy you, one of my dream destination and now even more!
Posted on: Apr 16, 2008
tvillingmarit says:
Wish I was there, beautiful photos.
Posted on: Nov 24, 2007
mswim says:
I learned while I was in Belize that pants and underwear are optional too, well, at least for kids. We saw a few bottomless tots wandering around the streets. It was they day before their Independence Day and they were all out of school watching a parade.
Posted on: Oct 04, 2007
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After return-Belize City water taxi
After return-Belize City water taxi
Belizes answer to Mall of America
Belize's answer to Mall of America
Carriage rides tour Belize City
Carriage rides tour Belize City
Belize Citys lighthouse and pier
Belize City's lighthouse and pier
Some new construction on shoreline
Some new construction on shoreline
Boat prepares to dock in harbor
Boat prepares to dock in harbor
Photo from van on way to Altun Ha
Photo from van on way to Altun Ha
Return from Altun Ha in luxury ride
Return from Altun Ha in luxury ride
Shopping near Belize City harbor
Shopping near Belize City harbor
Enterprising vendor sells w/o stand
Enterprising vendor sells w/o stand
Rhythm band plays & sings for tips
Rhythm band plays & sings for tips
Catch next-to-last boat return
Catch next-to-last boat return
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Belize, thanks for the memories!
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