"Miss America" as written by and David Byrne....
I love America
Her secret's safe with me
I know her wicked ways
The parts you never see

Oh Super girl
You'll be my Supermodel
Although you have a reputation
Can I afford?
Are you above my station?
I'm not the only heart you've conquered.

I love America
But boy can she be cruel
I know how tall she is
Without her platform shoes

Oh Super girl
You'll be my Supermodel
Although at time it might seem awkward
Don't run away
Oh don't you recognize me?
I'm not the only heart you've conquered.

I kissed America
When she was fleecing me
And she know I understand
That she needs to be free

I miss America
And sometimes she does too
And sometimes I think of her
When she is fucking you

I love America
Siempre Confiado en ti
I love America
Porque me trates asi?

Oh Super girl
You'll be my Supermodel
Although you pants are 'round your ankles
And when you're down
I'll be your Dirty Harry
It will be just like in the movies.

Oh Super girl
You'll be my Supermodel
Although at time it might seem awkward
Don't look away
I'll be your teenage fanclub
I'm not the only heart you've conquered.


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"Miss America" as written by David Byrne

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    General Commentfor me, this in an incredibly patriotic song. david byrne is basically saying that even though America and it's ideals are not good all the time, people should not give up on it. he knows America is not perfect, but he does know it can be pretty good in comparison to anything else.
    Johnny Hotsauceon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnother Byrne classic, this song is at once prescient and ironic; good luck in "America"!!
    trevor74on June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is completely brilliant! And I agree incredibly patriotic.

    I think he's talking about the superficial love many Americans feel for their country. As if she can do no wrong. But he knows her, and loves her despite all her faults.

    And he misses her. Miss America.

    LOVE it!
    tigermoonon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think tigermoon has the best grasp on the song. It is not just a song about loving America inspite of its faults. All the superficial and decadent imagery depicts the nature of america's faults as david byrne sees them.
    laocoonon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure it's that patriotic. Basically, as I see it, the song mocks America while it acknowledges that Byrne himself also a part of and a product of American culture. The song doesn't condemn or condone the US, so much as it provides a critique of our country and how much DB is a part of it. Also, the music video is hilarious (love DB in the Adidas sweatsuit)
    LucklessPedestrianon September 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDoes anybody else think this song may be about a drag queen?

    The video is filled with kinky imagery, and seems to be set in a sex club.

    Love it.
    3vil1on December 19, 2008   Link

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