"Turning American" as written by and David Leslie Walls....
Do you remember British achievement
Living when times were good
Watching the start of the end of an era
Would you go back if you could
When I was younger
The smell of the hunger
In all of the music you played
Kept me believing
You lived for the lifestyle
And not just the cash to be made
Cos it's a place where people happen
It's the corner of success
Everybody loves you and you're never second best
The smell of easy money
And you follow it to death
I smell the shit upon your breath
I remember you
When you were an Englishman
But now you're turning American
Turning American
I remember you
When you were an Englishman
But now you're turning American
Turning American
Walking away from the crumbling empire
Won't make it grow anymore
Changing your style cos the radio tells me
How can sleep you're a commercial whore
And you'd lick the steaming phallus
If it offered you a hit
Clean you of integrity
And then they'll make you fit
Think you'll glide to stardom
Then you show them what you've got
Your pride
Your balls
They own your lot
I remember you
When you were an Englishman
But now you're turning American
Turning American
I remember you
When you were an Englishman
But now you're turning American
Turning American
I want to be American
I wanna be a star
You should be over there
You should go far
But I don't wanna learn
Cos I know it all now
You should be guaranteed
To find out how
You'll always be a wannabe
You look too far away
Cos it's a place where people happen
It's the corner of success
Everybody loves you
And you're never second best
The smell of easy money
And you follow it to death
I smell the shit
Upon your breath
I remember you
When you were an Englishman
But now you're turning American
Turning American
I remember you
When you were an Englishman
But now you're turning American
Turning American
I remember you
When you were an Englishman
But now you're turning American
Turning American
I remember you
When you were an Englishman
But now you're turning American


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    General CommentNot a jingoistic criticism of Americans as a lot of people think. About how bands change and get commercial when the money is flashed in front of them.

    Ginger is such a legend - who else could refer to a 'steaming phallus' in a song?!
    Rollokon September 30, 2009   Link

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