Tonga Juice – Lyrics

Tonga Juice (The Legend of Tonga Tam)…

It was a sunny Summer morning

Yeah, somewhere in Vermont

Driving in from Mass, with barely any gas

Moving fast and nonchalant

There were signs for bears, signs for moose

Signs for Homemade Wine

But there was something else, deep in them woods

I didn’t know what I would find

So we pulled into a beach house

Nestled in the mountainside

Unloaded the van, shook a few hands

Sound checked and stepped aside

When out came this big cooler

I figured it was filled with ice

Someone gave it a stare, pulled up a chair

And it was…  Tonga time.

Those who’ve played New England

Well, they know the legend well

Tonga Tam is a trop rock fan

With a recipe that gives bands Hell

From near and from far, we’ve all known her bar

And we’ve all probably been on her floor

But when the weather is here and good friends are near

It’s a fate bands can’t ignore

It’s just a mind elevatin’ , big-straw’d creation

Served up in a scorpion bowl

Sweet temptation, oh salvation

Just a watchin’ that liquid flow

I can’t blame a margarita and I sure as Hell can’t blame you

All I know is early that morning it was…  Tonga Juice.

Let’s Bowl!

Well, if you’re ever at a tailgate

A concert, fest or bash

Just look out at that sundrenched crowd

And you’ll find her… in a flash

She’s got the smile, she’s got the grace

To keep you at her place

But, watch the clock or you’ll end up crocked

And living on Tonga time

It’s just a mind elevatin’, big-strawed creation

Served up in a scorpion bowl

Sweet temptation, oh salvation

Just a watchin’ that liquid flow

I can’t blame a margarita, and I sure as Hell can’t blame you

All I know is early that morning it was…  Tonga Juice.

Tonga Juice, Tonga juice

Why’d ya have to taste so fine?

Tonga Juice, Tonga juice,

He did the conga in the Tonga line…

Tonga Juice, Tonga juice

I think I ‘bout lost my mind?

Tonga Juice, Tonga juice…

Well, I guess we must’ve all survived…

And I think we had a real good time.

© Strange Highways (BMI) – Lyrics: Roy Holliday

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