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America lyrics

Album: America Live [1977]

Tracks14
 01  Tin Man
 02  Muskrat Love
 03  I Need You
 04  Old Man Took
 05  Daisy Jane
 06  Company
 07  Hollywood
 08  Sergeant Darkness
 09  Amber Cascades
 10  To Each His Own
 11  Another Try
 12  Ventura Highway
 13  Sister Golden Hair
 14  A Horse With No Name
all America lyrics



Tin Man
Sometimes late when things are real
And people share the gift of gab between themselves
Some are quick to take the bait
And catch the perfect prize that waits among the shelves

But oz never did give nothing to the tin man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of sir galahad.

So please believe in me
When I say I'm spinning round, round, round, round
Smoke glass stain bright color
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsuds green like bubbles

Oh, oz never did give nothing to the tin man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of sir galahad

So please believe in me
When I say I'm spinning round, round, round, round
Smoke glass stain bright color
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsuds green like bubbles

No, oz never did give nothing to the tin man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of sir galahad

So please believe in meback to top
Muskrat Love
Muskrat, muskrat candlelight
Doiní the town and doiní it right
In the eveniní
Itís pretty pleasiní

Muskrat susie, muskrat sam
Do the jitterbug out in muskrat land
And they shimmy
And sammyís so skinny

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singiní and jinginí the jango
Floatiní like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

Nibbling on bacon, chewiní on cheese
Sammy says to susie "honey, would you please be my missus? "
And she say yes
With her kisses

And now heís tickliní her fancy
Rubbiní her toes
Muzzle to muzzle, now anything goes
As they wriggle, and sue starts to giggle

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singiní and jinginí the jango
Floatiní like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

La da da da da ...back to top
I Need You
We used to laugh, we used to cry
We used to bow our heads then, wonder why
And now youíre gone, I guess Iíll carry on
And make the best of what youíve left to me
Left to me, left to me

I need you like the flower needs the rain
You know I need you, guess Iíll start it all again
You know I need you like the winter needs the spring
You know I need you, I need you

And every day, Iíd laugh the hours away
Just knowing you were thinking of me
And then it came that I was put to blame
For every story told about me
About me, about me

I need you like the flower needs the rain
You know I need you, guess Iíll start it all again
You know I need you, I need you
I need you like the winter needs the spring
You know I need you, guess Iíll start it all again
You know I need you, I need you

I need you like the flower needs the rain
You know I need you, guess Iíll start it all again
You know I need you, I need you
I need you like the winter needs the spring
You know I need you, guess Iíll start it all again
You know I need you, I need you ...back to top
Old Man Took
For the last time
I watched Old Man Took bait his hook
And then throw his line
Pick up his wine

He's a friend of mine
Known him all my life and his wife
'Neath the swayin' pine
And the clingin' vine
Just before he left

He said now young man
Take good care don't let the bugs bite
Please make sure to say a word at night
For all your brothers feeling blue
Blue, blue, blue
All the time

So I stayed awhile
Took my tea alone, called it home
Like a playing child
Running wild

Heard a bluejay call
Said we got you now
Hope you bow
To the old man's word
I'm sure you heard
Just before he left

He said now young man
Take good care don't let the bugs bite
Please make sure to say a word at night
For all your brothers feeling blue
Blue, blue, blue
All the time

Now young man
Take good care don't let the bugs bite
Please make sure to say a word at night
For all your brothers feeling blue
Feeling blue
Feeling blue
Feeling blue
Feeling blue
Feeling blue
Feeling blue
Feeling blue
Feeling blue ...back to top
Daisy Jane
Flyin' me back to memphis
Gotta find my daisy jane
Well, the summer's gone
And I hope she's feelin' the same

Well, I left her just to roam the city
Thinkin' it would ease the pain
I'm a crazy man
And I'm playin' my crazy game, game

Does she really love me
I think she does
Like the stars above me
I know because
When the sky is bright
Everything's alright

Flyin' me back to memphis
Honey, keep the oven warm
All the clouds are clearin'
And I think we're over the storm

Well, I've been pickin' it up around me
Daisy, I think I'm sane
And I'm awful glad
And I guess you're really to blame, blame

Do you really love me
I hope you do
Like the stars above me
How I love you
When it's cold at night
Everything's alright

Does she really love me
I think she does
Like the stars above me
I know because
When the sky is bright
Everything's alrightback to top
Company
Some can see it's poetry
Come as you are in your broken car
The company

Carousel is wishing well
As a wonder night that spoke delight
To the company

Can you hear the summer calling you
Can you hear him call you now
Can you hear the summer calling you
Can you hear him call you now

Broken dream, just a token scheme
Silver man with a telegram
For the company

Scalding blue, come talk to you
Search the cave for the grave
Of the company

Can you hear the summer calling you
Can you hear him call you now
Can you hear the summer calling you
Can you hear him call you now

Can you hear the summer calling you
Can you hear him call you now
Can you hear the summer calling you
Can you hear him call you now

Can you hear the summer calling you
Can you hear him call you now
Can you hear the summer calling you
Can you hear him call you nowback to top
Hollywood
Orange and yellow and purple and green
The lights of the city at night set the scene
Stumble through the bars of forget-me-not lane
Sparkle through the glitter but don't show the pain

In Hollywood
Underneath a golden palm tree
Hollywood
Come to the party the drinks are on me
For free

Heartbeats echo through a cavern of love
Come to the tavern I'll meet you up above
Soaring through the heavens, what a fabulous ride
But everybody's heading for the same place to hide

In Hollywood
Underneath a golden palm tree
Hollywood
Come to the party the drinks are on me
For free
The drink's on me
For free
The drink's on me
For free
The drink's on me
The drink's on me
The drink's on me
The drink's on meback to top
Sergeant Darkness
Thank the morning for bringing you
Hope you never turn your head and run
And thank the sun for shining, too
Hope the darkness never comes again
What it does to me
Isn't good to see

You say that fortune brought you
Sailin' cross the sea
I don't believe you
I don't see how it's true
I think my dreamin' brought you here
And if I wake tomorrow will you still be near

Once a miser, twice a son
Three's a devil, four's a lot of fun
Fun for living one and all
Start a battle, who's the first to fall
Hope it isn't me
Have to wait and see

You say that fortune brought you
Sailin' cross the sea
I don't believe you
I don't see how it's true
I think my dreamin' brought you here
If I wake tomorrow will you still be near
Should I live with rain and then the sky will clearback to top
Amber Cascades
Written by dewey bunnell, ©1976
Found on hideaway, america live, and highway.

Amber cascades all over today
Then we walk on a crooked catwalk
Only to be delayed
Bubbles of blue burst into two
Eaten up by the incoming tide
Of the new

Then we call to the man who walks on the water
We talk of a plan to stop all the slaughter in view
Itís in view

Granite charades are played in the rain
Till we fall through a sand castle window
To avoid the pain
Summer canoe paddles up to you
ícause itís time for another beer run
Or something thatís equally true

Then we call to the man who walks on the water
We talk of a plan to stop all the slaughter in view

Then we call to the man who walks on the water
We talk of a plan to stop all the slaughter in view
Itís in viewback to top
To Each His Own
To each his own it's plain to see
To walk alone you have to be
It's all for you and all for me, you'll see

I'm gonna miss you, yes, I will
No matter who you are, I'll love you still
For my life is my conscience, the seeds I sow
I just wanted to let you know

Familiar faces that I've seen
Turnin' red and turnin' green
They just got caught with writing on their sleeve, I guess I'll leave

I'm gonna miss you, yes, I will
No matter who you are, I'll love you still
Will you cancel my papers and lock the door
Cause I ain't gonna be 'round no more

Will I make it through the summer
Breaking ties with the old and new
Losing one just gains another
There is nothing I can do

I'm gonna miss you, yes, I will
No matter who you are I'll love you still
For my life is my conscience, the seeds I sow
And I just wanted to let you know

I'm gonna miss you, yes, I will
No matter who you are, I'll love you still
Will you cancel my papers and lock the door
Cause I ain't gonna be 'round no more

I'm gonna miss you, yes, I will
No matter who you are I'll love you still
For my life is my conscience, the seeds I sow
And I just wanted to let you know

I'm gonna miss you ...back to top
Another Try
Hey, daddy just lost his pay
What did he do it for
It never made it through our door
He drank the whole week away
And what can a family say
There must be a better way
Now mama donít start to cry
Letís give him another try

Pick up the telephone
Tell him you want him home
To sit and watch the evenings pass
And readiní the leaves of grass

Iím caught in a closing door
Itís pinning me to the floor
Now mama donít start to cry
Letís give him another try

Iím caught in a closing door
Itís pinning me to the floor
Now mama donít start to cry
Letís give him another try

When weíre old and gray
And the things we say are the things we really mean
So why cause a scene
When things ainít what they seem
ícause the end resultís the same
Now what can a family say
There must be a better way
Now mama donít start to cry
Letís give him another tryback to top
Ventura Highway
Chewing on a piece of grass
Walking down the road
Tell me, how long you gonna stay here, joe?
Some people say this town don't look good in snow
You don't care, I know

Ventura highway in the sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger than moonshine
You're gonna go I know

'cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair
And the days surround your daylight there
Seasons crying no despair
Alligator lizards in the air, in the air

Did di di di dit ...

Wishin' on a falling star
Waitin' for the early train
Sorry boy, but I've been hit by purple rain
Aw, come on, joe, you can always
Change your name
Thanks a lot, son, just the same

Ventura highway in the sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger than moonshine
You're gonna go I know

'cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair
And the days surround your daylight there
Seasons crying no despair
Alligator lizards in the air, in the air

Did di di di dit ...back to top
Sister Golden Hair
Well I tried to make it sunday, but I got so damn depressed
That I set my sights on monday and I got myself undressed
I ain't ready for the altar but I do agree there's times
When a woman sure can be a friend of mine

Well, I keep on thinkin' 'bout you, sister golden hair surprise
And I just can't live without you; can't you see it in my eyes?
I been one poor correspondent, and I been too, too hard to find
But it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind

Will you meet me in the middle, will you meet me in the air?
Will you love me just a little, just enough to show you care?
Well I tried to fake it, I don't mind sayin', I just can't make it

Well, I keep on thinkin' 'bout you, sister golden hair surprise
And I just can't live without you; can't you see it in my eyes?
Now I been one poor correspondent, and I been too, too hard to find
But it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind

Will you meet me in the middle, will you meet me in the air?
Will you love me just a little, just enough to show you care?
Well I tried to fake it, I don't mind sayin', I just can't make it

Doo wop doo wop ...back to top
A Horse With No Name
On the first part of the journey
I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rings
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
And the sky with no clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la ...

After two days in the desert sun
My skin began to turn red
After three days in the desert fun
I was looking at a river bed
And the story it told of a river that flowed
Made me sad to think it was dead

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la ...

After nine days I let the horse run free
'Cause the desert had turned to sea
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
there was sand and hills and rings
The ocean is a desert with it's life underground
And a perfect disguise above
Under the cities lies a heart made of ground
But the humans will give no love

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la ...back to top
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