Alex and I are gonna fly on, leave old London town
The winter is too damn cold and I'm tired of
The same old merry-go-round, mm

So we come into Virginia, rolling in the evening sun
America I think I've seen you somewhere
Back in Sydney when I was young

Down in Washington,
I wish there was somewhere to go
I couldn't find much happiness
And everyone was doing their best to run the whole show

Driving on an open free road, seven hundred miles a day
Indiana, Oklahoma seem just fine, I love Santa Fe (hey)
Picture it, a man to see, no,
Do believe she loved us well
She did about all that a state could have done to put us
Underneath her spell

Down in Washington,
I wish there was somewhere to go
I couldn't find much happiness
And everyone was doing their best to run the whole show

Well, now I'm home and I feel you showed me something
And deep at heart, you're just a tired old country
America, I'm thinking of you,
Since I passed through,
Greetin' old California
America, I'm thinking of you,
Since I passed through,
Greetin' old California


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    General CommentIf anyone else has even heard of this band and is willing to offer corrections, I welcome it--especially on the "Picture it, a man to see, no" line. I listened to it a hundred times, and I can't make heads or tails to it, especially given the following lines; it doesn't sound like they're saying any state I've ever heard of.

    That aside, I'm guessing the lyrics are a kinda-biographical recollection of an Australian band growing up hearing stories of America ("America, I think I saw you somewhere/back in Sydney when I was young") and how it squared up with the actual experience.
    ProfessorKnowItAllon April 08, 2015   Link

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