Young Americans is a song written by David Bowie and included in their album Young Americans.

Lyrics

They pulled in just behind the bridge
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

(All night)
She wants the young American
(Young American, young American)
(She wants the young American)
(All right)
She wants the young American

All the way from Washington
Her bread winner 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)
So young
(He wants the young American)
Hmm
(All right)
All right
He wants the young American

Do you remember your President Nixon?
(Oooh)
Do you remember the bills you have to pay
Or even yesterday?

You ain’t a pimp and you ain’t a hustler
(Young American, young American)
A pimp’s got a Cadi and a lady got a Chrysler
(He wants the young American)
Black’s got respect and White’s got his soul train
(All night)
Mama’s got cramps and look at your hands ache

(I heard the news today, oh boy)
I got a suite and you got defeat
Ain’t there a man you can say no more?
(All right)
And, ain’t there a woman I can sock on the jaw?
And, ain’t there a child I can hold without judging?
(Young American, young American)
Ain’t there a pen that will write before they die?
(He wants the young American)
Ain’t you proud that you’ve still got faces?
(All right)
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)
Young American
(I want the young American)
Woh oh oh uh oh
(All right)
I want the young American, young American
(Young American, young American)
I want you
(I want the young American)
I want you want
(All right)
You want I, I want you, you want I, I want you

Young Americans – David Bowie – Meaning

 

 

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