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Young Americans

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Release date: 
March 07, 1975
Total Tracks: 
8
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Label: 
RCA
Design: 
Eric Stephen Jacobs - Photography
Producer: 
Tony Visconti
Across The Universe and Fame produced by David Bowie/Harry Maslin

    Young Americans

    • Design Eric Stephen Jacobs - Photography
    Released March 1975
    Label RCA
    Producers Tony Visconti, Across The Universe and Fame produced by David Bowie/Harry Maslin
  • 1
    Young Americans

    They pulled in just behind the fridge
    He lays her down - he frowns
    "Gee my life's a funny thing
    Am I still too young"
    He kissed her then and there
    She took his ring, took his babies
    It took him minutes, took her nowhere
    Heaven knows she'd have taken anything

    CHORUS
    All night - she wants the young American
    Young American, young American, she wants the young American
    All right - but she wants the young American

    Scanning life through the picture window
    She finds the slinky vagabond
    He coughs as he passes her Ford Mustang
    Heaven forbid she’ll take anything
    But the freak and his type - all for nothing
    Misses a step and cuts his hand
    Showing nothing he swoops like a song
    She cries " where have all papa's heroes gone?"

    All night - she wants the young American
    Young American, young American, she wants the young American
    All right - well she wants the young American

    All the way from Washington
    Her breadwinner begs off the bathroom floor
    "We live for just these twenty years
    Do we have to die for the fifty more"

    All night - he wants the young American
    Young American, young American, he wants the young American
    All right - but he wants the young American

    Do you remember your President Nixon?
    Do you remember the bills you have to pay
    or even yesterday?

    Have you have been an un-American
    Just you and your idol singing falsetto
    'Bout leather, leather everywhere
    and not a myth left from the ghetto
    Well, well, well, would you carry a razor
    In the case, just in case of depression?
    Sit on your hands on a bus of survivors
    Blushing at all the afro-sheeners
    Ain't that close to love?
    Well ain't that poster love?
    Well it ain't that barbie doll
    Her heart's been broken just like you have

    All night- you want the young American
    Young American, young American, you wants the young American
    All right - you want the young American

    You ain't a pimp and you ain't a hustler
    A pimp's got a cadi and lady got a Chrysler
    Black's got respect - white's got his soul train
    Mama got cramps and look at your hands ache
    I heard the news today oh boy
    I got a suite and you got defeat
    Is there a man who can say no more?
    And ain't there a woman I can sock on the jaw?
    And ain't there a child I can hold without judging?
    Ain't there a pen that will write before they die?
    Ain't you proud that you've still got faces?
    Ain't there one damn song that can make me break down and cry?

    All night - I want the young American
    Young American, young American, I wants the young American
    It's all right - I want the young American

  • 2
    Win

    Me, I hope that I'm crazy
    I feel you driving and you're only the wheel
    Slow down, let someone love you
    I never touched you since I started to feel
    If there's nothing to hide me
    Then you've never seen me hanging naked and wired
    somebody lied but I say its hip
    To be alive

    chorus:
    Now your smile is spreading thin
    Seems you're trying not to lose
    Since I'm not supposed to lose
    All you've got to do is win

    Me I'm fresh on your pages
    Secret thinker sometimes listening aloud
    Life lies dumb on its heroes
    Wear your wound with honour, make someone proud
    Someone like you should not be allowed
    To start any fires

    chorus: (2x)
    Now your smile is spreading thin
    Seems you're trying not to lose
    Since I'm not supposed to lose
    All you've got to do is win

  • 3
    Fascination (Bowie/Vandross)

    We got to use her

    Every time I feel
    Fascination
    I just can't stand still
    I've got to use her
    Every time I think
    Of what you pulled me through dear
    Fascination moves
    Sweeping near me
    Still I take ya

    chorus:
    Fascination
    Sure 'nuff
    Takes a part of me
    Can a heartbeat
    Live in the fever
    Raging inside of me?
    Fascination
    Oh yeah
    Takes a part of me
    I can't help it
    I've got to use her
    Every time
    Fascination comes around

    Your soul is calling
    Like when I'm walking
    Seems that everywhere I turn
    I hope you're waiting for me
    I know that people think
    That I'm a little crazy,
    But pleasure seeks this thing
    I think I like fascination
    Still, tick

    chorus (2x)

  • 4
    Right

    Taking it all the right way
    Keeping it in the back
    Taking it all the right way
    Never no turning back

    Never need no
    Never no turning back
    Flying in just a sweet place
    Coming inside and sail
    Flying in just a sweet place
    Never been known to fail
    Never been no
    Never been known to fail

    Wishing you, wishing that sometimes
    Doing it, doing it right, 'til one time
    Gets you when you're down
    Ahhh, sometimes, doing
    Wishing sometimes
    Up there, up there
    Oh, my darling
    Ah, my darling, ah why?
    Gimme, gimme, up there, gimme, doing
    Taking with me
    Loving it, doing it 'til one time
    Gimme

  • 5
    Somebody Up There Likes Me

    He's everybody’s token on everybody's wall
    Blessing all the papers thanking one and all
    Hugging all the babies, kissing all the ladies
    Knowing all that you think about
    From writing on the wall

    He's so divine - His soul shines - Breaks the night
    Sleep tight

    His ever lovin' face smiles on the whole human race
    He says " I'm Somebody."

    He's got his eye on your soul, his hand on your heart
    He said " Don't hurry baby,
    Somebody up there likes me. "

    He's the savage son of the TV tube
    Planets wrote the day was due
    All the wisest men around - predicted that a man was found
    Who looked a lot like you and me, yeah
    Anyone with sense could see
    That nothing left his eye unmoved
    He had the plan - he had to use

    He's so divine - His soul shines - Breaks the night
    Sleep tight

    His ever lovin' face - Smiles on the whole human race
    He says " I'm Somebody."

    He's got his eye on your soul and his hand on your heart
    He says, "Don't hurry baby
    Somebody up there likes me."

    Somebody plays my song in tune
    Makes me, makes me, makes me stronger for you

    Was a way when we were young
    That any man was judged by what he'd done
    But now you pick them on the screen
    What they look like, where they've been

    Keep your eye on your soul and your hand on your heart
    He says " Don't hurry baby,
    Somebody up there likes me."

    Leaders come and all the people know
    That given time the leaders go
    Tell me can they hold you under the spell
    Or can they walk and hold you as well
    as a smile like Valentino?
    Could he sell you sell you anything?

    Keep your eye on your soul, keep your hand on your heart
    He says " Don't hurry baby,
    Somebody up there likes me."

    Somebody, somebody, yeah, yeah, yeah

    Yeah can't remember peace so well
    Oh, space to ramble, space to boogie

    Soul shine
    So divine
    Somebody
    etc.

  • 6
    Across The Universe (Lennon/McCartney)

    Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
    They slither wildly as they slip away
    Across the Universe
    Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind Possessing and caressing me

    chorus: (2x)
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world

    Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes
    They call me on and on
    Across the Universe
    Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box
    They tumble blindly as they make their way
    Across the Universe

    chorus: (2x)
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world

    Sounds of laughter shades of life are ringing through my
    opened ears inciting and inviting me
    Limitless undying love which shines around me like a
    Million suns, it calls me on and on and on
    Across the Universe

    chorus: (2x)
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world

  • 7
    Can You Hear Me?

    Once we were lovers, can they understand?
    Closer than others I was your- I was your man
    Don't talk of heartaches, I remember them all
    And I'm checking you out one day to see if I'm faking it all

    Chorus:
    Can you hear me?
    Can you feel me inside?
    Show your love, love
    Take it in right, take it in right
    There's been many others, so many times
    Sixty new cities and what do I what do I,
    What do I find?

    I want love so badly, I want you most of all
    You know it's harder to take it from anyone
    It's harder to fall
    Can you hear me call you?

    Chorus:

    Right to your love life baby!
    Take it in right!

  • 8
    Fame (Bowie/Alomar/Lennon)

    Fame - makes a man take things over
    Fame - lets him loose, hard to swallow
    Fame - puts you there where things are hollow
    Fame

    Fame - it's not your brain, it's just the flame
    That burns your change to keep you insane
    Fame

    Fame - what you like is in the limo
    Fame - what you get is no tomorrow
    Fame - what you need you have to borrow
    Fame

    Fame - Mine, it's mine is just his line
    To bind your time it drives you to crime
    Fame

    Could it be the best, could it be
    Really be, really, babe?

    Could it be, my babe, could it, babe?
    Really, really?

    Is it any wonder I reject you first
    Fame, fame, fame, fame
    Is it any wonder you're too cool to fool
    Fame

    Fame - bully for you chilly for me
    Got to get a raincheck on pain
    Fame

    Fame, fame, fame, fame, etc