All American Alien Boy

Album: All American Alien Boy (1976)
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  • I packed my bags - in the land of rags
    'Cause I don't believe in them dimmo drags
    Don't want to vote for the left wing - don't want to vote for the right
    I gotta have both-to make me fly

    Just a whitey from Blighty - heading out west
    Got my little green card an' my bulletproof vest
    Goin' to old tube city - where the buzz is the best
    On down the line (down the line) down the line (down the line)

    Well I was born (on the line) an' I was raised (on the line)
    I was schooled (on the line) an' I was fazed (on the line)
    An' I was used (on the line) an' I was dazed (on the line)
    Just had to split (off the line) 'cause I was crazed (off the line)

    An' I remember all the good times - me 'n Miller enjoyed
    Up and down the M1 in some luminous yo-yo toy
    But the future has to change - and to change I've got to destroy
    Oh look out Lennon here I come - land ahoy-hoy-hoy

    All American Alien Boy All American Alien Boy
    Don't look down put your feet on the ground don't drown in the big aquarium
    Don't walk slow - put on a big show - shove your meat down vegetarians
    Don't get slugged, get mugged, get bugged, or they'll sling you in the jug
    Shove you under some rug, give you some drug - pull out the plug and then...

    And they're telling me this hamburger's cheaper than the other
    An' this television's cheaper than the other
    And they're selling me hotdogs cheaper than the other
    An' these pizzas cheaper than the other
    And I don't understand all this - I'm just an All American Alien Boy

    An' they're telling me rifles are shot in Connecticut
    They're telling me pistols are shot in Westchester
    You can get a Saturday Night Special on Flatbush, on the Bowery, or the Bronx

    Or on 42nd Street - And I don't understand all this - being an All American Alien Boy
    I've got sodium nitrate rotting in my guts
    My head's full of ulcers I got lungs full of butts
    My heart wants a transplant - it thinks that I'm nuts
    My logic won't open - my eyes won't shut
    An' I'm beginning to dig all this - being an All American Alien Boy

    And your women are always right (alright)
    They always know so much more
    'Cause the women came from heaven
    An' the men came outta some store
    An' they don't know who they are and they don't know what they're for

    I'm an All American Alien Boy - look out Mary Tyler Moore
    All American Alien Boy

    Ten Bears, Two Bears, Standing Bear, Plenty Bear,
    Old Bear, Brave Bear, Hollow Horn Bear
    Silver Knife, Spotted Tail, Yellow Hand, Red Cloud,
    Red Fox, Red Horse, Black Kettle,
    White Ghost, White Bull, White Thunder, White Hog,
    hold on a minute gotta frog in my throat
    Cochise, Alchise, Roman Nose, Geronimo - hold on a minute - more to go
    Sitting Bull, Tall Bull, Crazy Horse and Short Bull,
    Low Dog, Red Dog, Yellow Wolf, Low Wolf
    Loco, Victorio, Chato, Little Crow, Dead Eyes, Jak, Taza an' Colorow
    My mouth's exploding that's enough of this noise
    I guess we're all - All American Alien Boys. Writer/s: IAN HUNTER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Paul from Rothesay, New Brunswick , CanadaThere is also a killer track on the album called "You Nearly Did Me In" featuring Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen. Ian's songwriting talent is immeasurable.
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