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I'm Afraid Of Americans - The Song

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Words and music by David Bowie and Brian Eno.

Thanks to Helen2, Jennifer Baily and HJack for assistance with these lyrics.

Note: It appears that the lyrics are somewhat different between the original Showgirls version and the re-released Earthling version. In particular, the Earthling version uses Johnny rather than Dummy, and also changes the order of the verses. Since the Earthling version is likely to be the most popular version, the lyrics here will represent the Earthling version (with differences noted where appropriate).

Lyrics

  Uh-uh-uh uh, uh, uh-uh uh-uh-uh
Johnny's in America
Low techs at the wheel
  Uh-uh-uh uh, uh, uh-uh uh-uh-uh
Nobody needs anyone
They don't even just pretend
  Uh-uh-uh uh, uh, uh-uh uh-uh-uh
Johnny's in America

CHORUS (x2)
  I'm afraid of Americans
  I'm afraid of the world
  I'm afraid I can't help it
  I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans

Johnny's in America
  Uh-uh-uh uh, uh, uh-uh uh-uh-uh

Johnny wants a brain
Johnny wants to suck on a Coke
Johnny wants a woman
Johnny wants to think of a joke

  Uh-uh-uh uh, uh, uh-uh uh-uh-uh
Johnny's in America
  Uh-uh-uh uh, uh, uh-uh uh-uh-uh

CHORUS (x2)

I'm afraid of Americans

  Uh-uh-uh uh, uh, uh-uh uh-uh-uh

Johnny's in America
Johnny looks up at the stars
Johnny combs his hair
And Johnny wants pussy in cars

Johnny's in America, uh-uh-uh uh, uh, uh-uh uh-uh-uh
Johnny's in America, uh-uh-uh uh, uh, uh-uh uh-uh-uh

CHORUS (x2)

I'm afraid of Americans

God is an American
God is an American

CHORUS (x2)

Yeah, I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the words
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans

Johnny's an American
Johnny's an American

Johnny's an American, uh-uh-uh uh, uh, uh-uh uh-uh-uh (repeat)

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