Listen to America (From "West Side Story") song with lyrics from West Side Story Ensemble

America (From "West Side Story")

West Side Story Ensemble1 Feb 2013

America (From "West Side Story") Lyrics

America - West Side Story Ensemble


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