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    "Young Americans" Lyrics

    David Bowie

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    Genre:Rock
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    They pulled in just behind the bridge
    He lays her down, he frowns
    "Gee, my life's a funny thing
    Am I still too young?"
    He kissed her then and there
    She took his ring, took his babies
    It took him minutes, took her nowhere
    Heaven knows, she'd have taken anything, but

    (All night)
    She wants the young American
    (Young American, young American)
    (She wants the young American)
    (All night)
    But she wants the young American

    Scanning life through the picture window (Doo doo doo doo)
    She finds the slinky vagabond (Doo doo doo doo)
    He coughs as he passes her Ford Mustang, but
    Heaven forbid, she'll take anything
    But the freak and his type, all for nothing (Doo doo doo doo)
    Misses a step and cuts his hand, but (Doo doo doo doo)
    Showing nothing, he swoops like a song, she cries
    "Where have all Papa's heroes gone?"

    (All night)
    She wants the young American
    (Young American, young American)
    Yeah, ah-yeah
    (She wants the young American)
    All right
    (All right)
    Well, she wants the young American

    All the way from Washington
    Her breadwinner begs off the bathroom floor
    "We live for just these twenty years
    Do we have to die for the fifty more?", well

    (All night)
    He wants the young American
    (Young American, young American)
    Yes, he does, ah
    (He wants the young American)
    Mmm mmm mmm
    (All right) Well, all right
    Well, he wants the young American

    Do you remember your President Nixon? (Doo doo doo doo)
    Do you remember the bills you have to pay?
    Or even yesterday?

    Have you been the un-American? (Doo doo doo doo)
    Just you and your idol sing falsetto 'bout (Doo doo doo doo)
    Leather, leather everywhere, and
    Not a myth left from the ghetto
    Well, well, well, would you carry a razor (Doo doo doo doo)
    In case, just in case of depression? (Doo doo doo doo)
    Sit on your hands on the bus of survivors
    Blushing at all the Afro Sheeners
    Ain't that close to love? (Doo doo doo doo)
    Well, ain't that poster love? (Doo doo doo doo)
    Well, it ain't that Barbie Doll
    Her heart's been broken just like you and

    (All night)
    All night, you want the young American
    (Young American, young American)
    Young American, ah
    (You want the young American)
    All right, ah
    (All right)
    You want the young American

    You ain't a pimp, and you ain't a hustler
    (Young American, young American)
    A pimp's got a Cadi and a lady got a Chrysler
    (You want the young American)
    (All night)
    Black's got respect, and white's got his soul train
    Mama's got cramps, and look at your hands ache

    (I heard the news today, oh, boy)
    I got a suite and-ah you got defeat
    (All night)
    Ain't there a man who can say no more?
    And ain't there a woman I can sock on the jaw?
    And ain't there a child I can hold without judging-ah?
    (Young American, young American)
    Ain't there a pen that will write before they die?
    (All right)
    Ain't you proud that you've still got faces?
    Ain't there one damn song that can make me break down and cry?

    All night
    I want the young American
    (Young American, young American)
    The young American
    (I want the young American)
    (All right)
    All night, I want the young American, young American
    (Young American, young American)
    I want what you want, I want what you want
    (I want the young American)
    (All night)
    You want what I, I want you, you want I, I want, you want
    (Young American, young American)
    I want what you want, but you want what I want, you
    (I want the young American)
    (All night)
    You want I, I want you
    And all I want is a young American-ah
    (Young American, young American)
    A young American, a young American
    (I want the young American)
    (All night)
    This song was last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, TINTORETTO MUSIC.
    Written by DAVID BOWIE.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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