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Real Places Mentioned in Songs, Rush

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Rush's, "A Passage to Bangkok"
The Lyrics:
Our first stop is in Bogota
To check Colombian fields
The natives smile and pass along
A sample of their yield
Sweet Jamaican pipe dreams
Golden Acapulco nights
Then Morocco, and the East,
Fly by morning light
A real treasure trove this song. This is the first verse and gives us Bogota (Capital of Colombia), then Colombia itself. Jamaica (Caribbean island), then Acapulco (coastal city in southern mexico) and finally Morocco - a country in north Africa. Clearly the band had an atlas out when writing this song as the chorus and second verse also have places for us - but these will be in a separate post.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
Rush's, "A Passage to Bangkok"
The Lyrics:
We're on the train to Bangkok
Aboard the Thailand Express
This is the chorus and yields Bangkok (capital of Thailand) and Thailand itself (country in south east Asia formerly known as Siam)
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
Rush's, "A Passage to Bangkok"
The Lyrics:
Wreathed in smoke in Lebanon
We burn the midnight oil
The fragrance of Afghanistan
Rewards a long day's toil
Pulling into Katmandu
Smoke rings fill the air
Perfumed by a Nepal night
The Express gets you there
This is the second verse of the song. Lebanon and Afghanistan are countries in the Middle East. Katmandu is a city in Nepal and finally Nepal, a country in the Himalayas between China and India.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith

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