American Boy

Album: Shine (2008)
Charted: 1 9
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  • Just another one champion sound
    Me and Estelle about to get down
    Who the hottest in the world right now
    Just touched down in London town
    Bet they give me a pound
    Tell them put the money in my hand right now
    Tell the promoter we need more seats,
    We just sold out all the floor seats

    [Chorus]
    Take me on a trip, I'd like to go some day
    Take me to New York, I'd love to see LA
    I really want to come kick it with you
    You'll be my American boy

    He said 'Hey Sister'
    It's really really nice to meet ya
    I just met this five foot seven guy who's just my type
    I like the way he's speaking his confidence is peaking
    Don't like his baggy jeans but I'ma like what's underneath it
    And no I ain't been to MIA
    I heard that Cali never rains and New York heart awaits
    First let's see the west end
    I'll show you to my brethren.
    I'm like this American boy, American boy

    [Chorus]

    Can we get away this weekend
    Take me to Broadway
    Let's go shopping baby maybe then we'll go to a cafe
    Let's go on the subway
    Take me to your hood
    I neva been to Brooklyn and I'd like to see what's good
    Dress in all your fancy clothes
    Sneaker's looking 'fresh to def' I'm lovin' those shell toes
    Walkin' that walk
    Talk that slick talk
    I'm likin' this American Boy, American boy

    [Chorus]

    Let them know agwan blud

    Who killin' 'em in the U-K
    Everybody gonna to say you K,
    Reluctantly, because most of this press don't fuck wit me
    Estelle once said to me, cool down down don't act a fool now now
    I always act a fool ow ow
    Ain't nothing new now now
    He crazy, I know what ya thinkin'
    Ribena I know what your drinkin'
    Rap singer, chain blinger
    Holla at the next chick soon as you're blinkin'
    What's you're persona, about this American Brama
    Am I shallow cause all my clothes designer
    Dressed smart like a London Bloke
    Before he speak his suit bespoke
    And you thought he was cute before
    Look at this pea coat, tell me he's broke
    And I know you ain't into all that
    I heard your lyrics I feel your spirit
    But I still talk that ca-a-a-sh
    Cause a lot wags want to hear it
    And I'm feelin' like Mike at his baddest
    The Pips at they Gladys and I know they love it
    So to hell with all that rubbish

    Would you be my love, my love
    Could be mine would you be my love my love, could be mine
    Could you be my love, my love
    Would you be my American boy, American boy

    Take me on a trip, I'd like to go some day
    Take me to Chicago, San Fransico Bay
    I really want to come kick it with you
    You'll be my American Boy
    You'll be my American Boy
    American Boy

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Comments: 2

  • Valerie from None Of Ur Buisness!!, Bcthis song is ok... thats all.... ya..
  • Scott from Edmonton, AbFrom a songwriter's point of view- I love this song. It's jazzy, catchy, and I like how it's non-mainstream for a change.
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