Miss America sits in the shower
She's plucking hours from the sky
Picks up the telephone, into another home
Don't ask me why

I don't mind
I don't mind at all
I love only you

She's a well wisher and she wishes you well
Wish away, wish away
She no jellybean, she a Jemima ho ho
Wish away, wish away

I don't mind
I don't mind at all
I love only you

Here is here and I am here, where are you?
Far away, far away
She no jellybean, she a Jemima ho ho
Wish away, wish away

I don't mind
I don't mind at all
I love only you



Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by tpfang56

"Miss America" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James, David Rowntree

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  • +1
    General Comment:Could Albarn just be saying he likes English girls better? It sounds like a man who is living in close vicinity with an American girl, and her tendencies (dress, manner, language) don't seem as pure or feminine as those of the girls he knows. The song sounds like he's reassuring a girl back home that she need not worry because he has no interest in the girl he has to be near. That's just what it sounds like to me, though.
    Avianrueon June 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Actually I didn't understand the meaning of this song at all....can someone explain it to me, please??
    bazmegon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Me neither. o_o
    suclid003on May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It always annoys me when people "it's so obvious I'm not going to bother explaining." Why bother posting, then?

    If it's "obviously" about America, per the title, I don't get it. America, as a country, sits in the shower and uses other people's phones? Or is it a pun on Miss (unmarried woman) America and "[I] miss [being in] America"? Either way, it still doesn't make sense.
    ProfessorKnowItAllon October 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I have aboslutely no idea of the actual meaning of this song although I suspect it somehow might be anti-american, but that is mainly due to the trend of the rest of MLIR (I think they were gonna call it Blur vs America of something)
    alexsaxonon October 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The Michael at the start of the song was Coxon shouting, he was pissed recording his parts while everyone else left him to go see a pulp gig and as they returned they walked in with their producer Mike Smith (I think thats his name) and he shouted Michael at him =)
    Mattioon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:To add to Mattio, I don't believe it was Coxon - I believe it was actually Dave who was drunk when they made this song. They came back and found him pissed up, sitting underneath a table, banging a chairleg against it, and yes, he screamed out Michael!.

    This is why there are no drums on the song and in the record sleeve where the song's contributions are mentioned, Dave is credited with being in a local pub.
    dmadon August 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i can honestly say Blur is my favorite band, hands. down. anything Damon Albarn does.. just golden
    thegoodtimeson May 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning:The song is about how LAbam prefers English girls- feminine women of substance, intellect and worth hanging around after a shag
    As opposed to the title Miss American- which mouths off about American girls as trite, trivial, vain, superficial and non-feminine.
    Yes, it is about men males open preference to European girls versus Americans. Why? Yanks are obnoxious, opinionated (with no intellect to support their opinion), spoilt, entitlement-issued, immature, superficial, vulgar quasi-females.
    No you didn't beat Britain- it was British red coats fighting mainly ex-British settlers. Nothing American about it- and now under your own idiot 2-party dictatorship "Democracy"- you have less "liberties" and higher taxes than under "tyrant" King George. Enjoy the wiretaps.
    SepticTankeron September 14, 2013   Link
  • -3
    General Comment:this has got to be my 3rd favorite song from the album.....its obvious what hes talking about so im not gonna go there
    SR4N0Kon May 24, 2005   Link

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