Postcards From Richard Nixon

Album: The Captain & the Kid (2006)
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  • We heard Richard Nixon say, welcome to the USA
    The common sense I sometimes lack
    Has opened up a seismic crack
    We've fallen in and I can't pull back
    And I guess we'll have to stay

    In open arms we put our trust they put us on a big red bus
    Twin spirits soaking up a dream
    Fuel to feed the press machine
    After years that were long and lean
    We're finally on our way

    [Chorus:]
    And Richard Nixon's on his knees he's sent so many overseas
    He'd like to know if you and me could help him in some way
    A little camouflage and glue to mask the evil that men do
    A small diversion caused by two, pale kids come to play
    And we heard Richard Nixon say "welcome to the USA"

    Neither of us understood the way things ticked in Hollywood
    We just loaded in and grabbed the bat
    With little room to swing a cat
    And pretty soon we were where it's at
    Or so the papers say

    And all around us suntanned teens, beauty like we'd never seen
    Our heroes led us by the hand
    Through Brian Wilson's promised land
    Where Disney's God and he commands
    Both mice and men to stay

    [Chorus]

    In a bright red Porsche on Sunset I saw Steve McQueen
    I guess he's just about the coolest guy I've ever seen
    And for you and me that speeding car is how it's going to be
    I see no brakes just open road and lots of gasoline

    Oh we heard Richard Nixon say, welcome to the USA
    The common sense I sometimes lack
    Has opened up a seismic crack
    We've fallen in and I can't pull back
    Pale kids come to play
    And we heard Richard Nixon say, I've gotta go but you can stay

    Pale kids come to play
    And we heard Richard Nixon say, I've gotta go but you can stay... Writer/s: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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