"American Woman" as written by and Burton Cummings Randy Bachman....
American woman, stay away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Don't come hanging around my door
I don't want to see your face no more

I got more important things to do
Than spend my time growin' old with you
Now woman, stay away
American woman, listen what I say

American woman, get away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Don't come knocking around my door
I don't want to see your shadow no more

Colored lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, get away
American woman, listen what I say

American woman, I said get way
American woman, listen what I say
Don't come hanging around my door
Don't want to see your face no more

I don't need your war machines
I don't need your ghetto scenes
Colored lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes

Now woman, get away
American woman, listen what I say
American woman, stay away from me
American woman, mama let me be

I gotta go
I gotta getta away
Think I gotta go
I want to fly away

I'm gonna leave you woman
I'm gonna leave you woman
I'm gonna leave you woman
I'm gonna leave you woman

Bye bye, bye bye
Bye bye, bye bye
American woman
You're no good for me

And I'm no good for you
(American woman) I'm looking at you right in the eye
I'll tell you what I'm gonna do
(American woman) I'm gonna leave you woman

You know I gotta go
I'm gonna leave you woman
I gotta go
(American woman) I gotta go

I gotta go
American woman
Yeah


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"American Woman" as written by Gary Peterson Burton Cummings

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  • +1
    General CommentThe Guess Who originally recorded the song.
    PGMon April 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti actually have never heard the original gotta go check it out now ,,
    but i admit i love this version especially with lenny singing it !mmm
    Beckster90son October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs a cover song, I think he really butchers it. I don't remember who originally did it. Also, with the last verse and the last parts of the song - he could have recorded them better? It is all distorted like an amateur recording where the person has the recording volume up to high. Why, Lenny, why?
    stoolhardyon December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a great one to wake up to if you're on the road. The end( where he says a couple lines) is incredibly funny, it's so lame, makes me crack up every time. I find it a decent song though besides that last part.
    Timesamython March 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually, it wasn't Guess Who; it was this group called Bachman, Randy & Cummings, Burton...

    great song, i love it
    thelighthousestaleon January 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually, it was The Guess Who..
    Randy Bachman is their guitarist and Burton Cummings the singer. They later covered it.
    nachozon May 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song kicks!!!!! I think is perfect to amuse your man with a lap dance..... =P
    RamImpulseon November 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentor maybe a little striptease XD
    Annalyne17on January 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts a political song and its really good but it is not flattering to americans or american women. I think all people hear is the beat, american woman, and the bit about sparkling someones eyes and not paying attention to what he's saying.

    "Go away.. I don't want to see your face" Now really?? Women are taking this as a compliment?

    chaidrinkeron April 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Memoryim a chick and i love this song this is my 8 ball-pool song,i dont know but if im about to take a shot in pool i put this song on and for some reason i play better pool sounds crazy but 3 times i have now won a pool game when i played this song in the last few shots so much so the boys request i no longer play pool when i play this song.
    happyloveon January 17, 2013   Link

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