"Oklahoma U.S.A." as written by and Ray Davies....
All life we work but work is bore,
If life's for livin' what's livin' for,
She lives in a house that's near decay,
Built for the industrial revolution,

But in her dreams she is far away,
In Oklahoma U.S.A.
With Shirley Jones and Gordon McRea,
As she buys her paper at the corner shop,

She's walkin' on the surrey with the fringe on top,
'Cause in her dreams she is far away,
In Oklahoma U.S.A.,
She walks to work but she's still in a daze,

She's Rita Hayworth or Doris Day,
And Errol Flynn's gonna take her away,
To Oklahoma U.S.A.,
All life we work but work is a bore,
If life's for livin' then what's livin' for.

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"Oklahoma USA" as written by Ray Davies

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    General CommentAnother of Ray's songs about the futility of life. This is similar to "She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina" from ARTHUR. Basically the main character in the song lives in a fantasy world of musicals on TV. She doesn't have a particularly good or exciting life on her own so she lives through this perfect world of old MGM musicals and classic movies.

    The line should be "built 'fore the industrial revolution." The 'fore meaning before. She lives in an old decrepit house. Her life is terrible so she needs an escape.
    robsunon July 09, 2010   Link

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