Immigration Man

Album: Graham Nash/David Crosby (1972)
Charted: 36
Play Video
  • There I was at the immigration scene
    Shining and feeling clean
    Could it be a sin?
    I got stopped by the immigration man
    He says he doesn't know if he can
    Let me in-let me in-immigration man
    Can I cross the line and pray
    I can stay another day
    Let me in immigration man
    I won't toe your line today
    I can't see it anyway
    There he was with his immigration face
    Giving me a paper chase
    But the sun was coming
    Cos all at once he looked into my space
    And stamped a number over my face
    And he sent me running
    Let me in-let me in-immigration man
    Can I cross the line and pray
    I can stay another day
    Let me in immigration man
    I won't toe your line today
    I can't see it anyway
    Here I am with my immigration form
    It's big enough to keep me warm
    When a cold wind's coming
    So go where you will
    So long as you think you can
    You'd better watch out-watch out-for the man
    Anywhere you're going.
    Won't you let me in immigration man
    Can I cross your line and pray
    Take your fingers from the tray
    Let me in-irritation man
    I won't toe your line today
    I can't see it anyway. Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Amy Lee of EvanescenceSongwriter Interviews

The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.

David Gray

David GraySongwriter Interviews

David Gray explains the significance of the word "Babylon," and talks about how songs are a form of active imagination, with lyrics that reveal what's inside us.

Bass Player Scott Edwards

Bass Player Scott EdwardsSong Writing

Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."

Charlie Benante of Anthrax

Charlie Benante of AnthraxSongwriter Interviews

The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.

Christopher Cross

Christopher CrossSongwriter Interviews

The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.

TV Theme Songs

TV Theme SongsFact or Fiction

Was a Beatles song a TV theme? And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs?