"America" as written by George Brown, Claydes Smith, Dennis Thomas, Robert Bell, Khalis Bayyan and Mya Cousins....
Let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together
I've got some real estate in my bag
So we bought a pack of cigarettes, and Mrs. Wagner's pies
And we walked off, walked off, walked off, to look for America

Kathy, I said, as we boarded the greyhound in Pittsburg
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
Took me four days to from Saginaw
They've all gone to look for amer-America
All gone to look for amer-America

Laughing on the bus, playing games with faces
She said the man in the garberdian suit was a spy
I said be careful, his bowtie is really a camera

Kathy I'm lost, I said
Though I knew she was sleeping
Well, I'm empty and aching and I don't know why I'm
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
And they've all gone to look for amer-America
All gone to look for amer-America

Kathy I'm lost, I said
Although I knew she was sleeping
Well, I'm empty & aching & I don't know why I'm
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
And they've all gone to look for amer-America
All gone to look for amer-America
All gone to look for amer-America


Lyrics submitted by kfe2

"America" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentSimon and Garfunkel cover with the typical Yes sound
    kfe2on February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've been listening to this cover forever, and have just recently heard the original. What a strange transition.
    Astronautson June 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a Steve Howe showcase. I love that "stressed twang"
    squirtaciouson April 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHa ha when Jon says "Michigan seems like a dream to me now" it sounds like "the chicken seems like a dream to me now.
    aenema69on February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow aenema69 I completely agree with you, after looking at these lyrics did I realize I've been singing it wrong all this time.
    Klatch89on August 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think they missed a word. Isn't it "took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw"?
    Kikazon June 16, 2010   Link

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