Kid Creole & The Coconuts – The Lifeboat Party Lyrics

[Chorus]
Welcome to the lifeboat party, child
Invitation only for the rank and file

[Verse 1]
Glad you wore your Gabardine pinstripes
Ain’t no kind of jeans allowed
Glad you brought a bottle and not your wife
Animals are dangerous in crowds

[Chorus]
Welcome to the lifeboat party, child
Invitation only for the rank and file

[Verse 2]
Go on over and say hello to Charlie Lane
He’ll let you blow his saxophone
Don’t lay there in the dark without Veronica Lake
You should have left the wig at home

[Chorus]
Welcome to the lifeboat party, child

Invitation only for the rank and file
You got to know somebody
Welcome to the lifeboat party, child
Celebration’ just for the rank and file
Jumpin’ and jumpin’

[Verse 3]
Oh, Monica’s been making every man in sight
But, now she say’s enough is enough
This party is in honor of the will to survive
So, Monica you mustn’t give up

[Chorus]
Welcome to the lifeboat party, child
Invitation only for the rank and file
Welcome to the lifeboat party, child
Never give it up, no way no how
You got to know somebody