"Searchin' U.S.A." as written by and Mccaughey....
I've been to Pauline's Cafe in Bellingham
Jack said he'd be with me in a minute
I asked him for a glass of water
He said, "What for, you want to put some LSD in it?
There's already speed and marijuana in the hash browns
Pauline always gets a kick out of that crack
And that kind of service brings the customers back"

And all my identity, baby, is blowing away with the wind
Don't know who is knocking but I don't want to let him in
I guess I must be part of what they call today
But tell the world I'm searchin'
Searchin' U.S.A.

Well I've been to the Alderwood Mall
and I must admit it's pretty dog-gone big
You can buy anything that you want there
if you're some kind of mental pig
But I can't criticize my own elders
it was them that brought me up here
But they could have picked a better year

And all my identity, baby, is blowing away with the wind
Don't know where I'm going but I think that it's time to begin
I guess what they taught me in school must be a better way
But tell the teacher I'm searchin'
Searchin' U.S.A-e-a.

Now I've been to Old Milwaukee and I've painted that styrofoam nun
I placed her up on the mantel with my empty bottles of rum
Now my friends all think that I'm so funny
Cause these things that I do are bizarre
But they haven't really got me too far

And all my identity, baby, is blowing away with the wind
Don't know what I'm fighting and that makes it much harder to win
So if people start asking about me there's not a whole lot that you can say
Tell everybody I'm searchin'
Searchin' U.S.A.
Tell everybody I'm searchin'
Searchin' U.S.A-e-a.

Alright boys here we go
Get 'em up
Move 'em out


Lyrics submitted by JohnnyLurg

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