The lyrics describe going home with a waitress who is "with the Russians, too". The narrative goes on to speak of "gambling in Havana", with the request that "Dad" send "lawyers, guns and money " to "get me out of this". The lyrics then claim that the speaker is an "innocent bystander" who is down on his luck. Finally the narrative relates that the speaker is "hiding in Honduras" and that he is a "desperate man". The lyrics repeat the refrain to "Send lawyers, guns and money", with the final comment that "The shit has hit the fan".