Larry Lesser: lyrics Amalia Zeitlin: melody, vocals, violin Julio Campos: guitar arrangement
“I’M HERE TO STAY”, written March 29, 2023 for a contest that had 40 entries so though we weren’t the one winner picked, we can say we wrote a “Top 40 hit” and Larry & Amalia had fun performing it May 7, 2023 at a festival!
Living in Las Cruces — the sweetest dream:
Chile on everything, even ice cream!
Pecan orchards, vintage wines,
Mariachi music: the best of times!
The best sunsets and mountain views;
The summer clouds and deep winter blue….
Monsoon season — not a single thing compares:
Smelling that creosote in the summer air….
Small-town warmth, big-hearted mood;
Farmers market, delicious food!
Once you get here, you’ll want to stay:
Like Tortugas, you’ll give an “A”!
TAG: Oh lovely Las Cruces, your beauty seduces,
I’ve got no excuses…. I’m here to stay!