In rio de janeiro caracas,
As you know if you've ever been there.
When they play the castanets and the maracas,
Something strange comes into the air.
Play it boys!
Irresistible beat in the street in a tropical nation.
Sneaking into your feet.
With the sweet low-down insinuation of syncopation,
It puts you in a trance,
And forces you to dance,
It puts us in a trance.
It makes us wanna dance,
Irresistible beat in the street,
Sinking into your feet,
With the sweet low-down syncopation.
Thank you, thank you!
Oooh... you're too kind!