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America (From "West Side Story")

West Side Story Ensemble1 Feb 2013

America (From "West Side Story") Lyrics

America - West Side Story Ensemble

Written by : LEONARD BERNSTEIN/STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Puerto Rico

 

My heart's devotion

 

Let it sink back in the ocean

 

Always the hurricanes blowing

 

Always the population growing

 

And the money owing

 

And the sunlight streaming

 

And the natives steaming

 

I like the island Manhattan

 

Smoke on your pipe

 

And put that in

 

I like to be in America

 

Okay by me in America

 

Everything free in America

 

For a small fee in America

 

Buying on credit is so nice

 

One look at us and they charge twice

 

I'll have my own washing machine

 

What will you have though to keep clean

 

Skyscrapers bloom in America

Cadillacs zoom in America

Industry boom in America

Twelve in a room in America

 

Lots of new housing with more space

 

Lots of doors slaming in our face

 

I'll get a terrace apartment

 

Better get rid of your accent

 

Life can be bright in America

 

If you can fight in America

 

Life is all right in America

 

If you're all white in America

 

Life can be bright in America in America

 

Life is all right in America in America

 

Here you are free and you have pride

 

Long as you stay on your own side

 

Free to be anything you choose

 

Free to wait tables and shine shoes

 

Everywhere grime in America

 

Organized crime in America

 

Terrible time in America

 

You forget I'm in America

 

I think I'll go back to San Juan

 

I know what boat you can get on

I like I like

Everyone there will give big cheers

 

 

Everyone there will have moved here