America

Album: Razorlight (2006)
Charted: 1
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  • What a drag it is the shape I'm in
    Well, I go out somewhere then I come home again

    I light a cigarette 'cause I can't get no sleep
    There's nothing on the TV, nothing on the radio
    That means that much to me

    All my life
    Watching America
    All my life
    There's panic in America
    Oh, there's trouble in America, oh

    Yesterday was easy, happiness came and went
    I got the movie script but I don't know what it meant

    I light a cigarette 'cause I can't get no sleep
    There's nothing on the TV, nothing on the radio
    That means that much to me
    There's nothing on the TV, nothing on the radio
    That I can believe in

    All my life
    Watching America
    All my life
    There's panic in America
    Oh, there's trouble in America
    Oh, there's panic in America, oh

    Yesterday was easy
    Yes, I got the news
    When you get it straight, but stand up you just can't lose
    Give you my confidence, all my faith in life

    Don't stand me up, don't let me down
    I need you tonight
    To hold me, say you'll be here
    To hold me, say you'll be here
    To hold me, say you'll be here
    To hold

    All my life
    Watching America
    All my life
    There's panic in America
    Oh, she's just in America, oh

    Tell me how does it feel
    Tell me how does it feel
    Tell me how does it feel
    Tell me how does it feel Writer/s: Andy Burrows, Johnny Borrell
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Yara from Tartous, Syrian Arab RepublicHi. I am Yara. I think it is a lovely song with a love story there is nothing against America... he can not sleep because of his girlfriend.
  • Mike Limbean from Yucaipa,calif, Ca Hi,I'm Mike i am from Yucaipa,Calif. i used to Live in Simi Valley,Calif. My GrandMother used to Live in Northridge,Calif. my GrandMother was Nick Gilder neighbord Across the Street, i was a Child in my Youngest age 9 & 10 i Meet Nick Gilder in Person he was very Tall & sKinny Guy.he had 2 child 1 by & 1 Girl i know his wife Tina she a great mom.nick gave me his hot cild in the city recorded Album back in 1978. nick was a very busy father he also bought my grandmother house for his parent to moved near his family in Calif. i want to know is how is Nick and his Family doing i really miss them alots i hope i get a chances to meet them again soon..

    Mike
  • Ret from Bristol, United KingdomBeautiful song. I love it almost purely for the music, really, and the production. Sumptuous echo, lovely guitar figures, and an ingenious bit of work on the final verse that is also a pre-chorus, building to the final chorus with the added descending guitar scale. Yeah, sentimental value too. Anyone could have written the lyrics, really.
  • Dale from Cambridge, United KingdomThis is an awesome song, that gives me a lump in my throat everytime I hear it. It reminds me of waking up at 5am for an early shift in the winter of 2006. What an awesome song to wake to on the radio. It also bares a little sentimental value too!
  • Jay from London, United Kingdomi believe this song is aimed at how bad america is, so i assume that this has a meaning of a political statement.
    "All my life watching America
    All my life there's panic in America
    Oh oh oh there's trouble in America"
  • Ashwin from Philadelphia, Pai don't really know if it has to mean anything to be british, but i agree that the song does a good job of portraying what it might feel like for the rest of the world to live in the age of american cultural hegemony. i almost couldn't believe johnny borrell had written something that insightful
  • Hatty from Harrogate, EnglandThis isn't a depressing song, It's simply about the way the American media dominates British culture and how children and young people in England spend their days hearing about American stars, stories and history, when really nobody even knows what it is to be British. It's a great song, surely it's a winner for the BRIT Awards 2007 Song of the Year. Peace ouut <33
  • Rachel from U Will Neva No!!!, United StatesGreat 4 people that r depressed!
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