"Living In The U.s.a." as written by and Steve Miller....
Stand back, stand back
Stand back, stand back

Stand back, stand back
Stand back, stand back

Doot do do do do doot doot
Living in the U.S.A.
Doot do do do do doot doot
Living in the U.S.A.

Where are you goin' to
What are you gonna do
Do you think that it will be easy
Do you think that it will be pleasin', hey

Stand back, what'd you say
Stand back, I won't pay
Stand back, I'd rather play
Stand back

It's my freedom
Ah, don't worry 'bout me, babe
I got to be free, babe
Hey

Doot do do do do doot doot
Living in the U.S.A.
Doot do do do do doot doot
Living in the U.S.A.

Stand back, dietician
Stand back, television
Stand back, politician
Stand back, mortician

Oh, we got to get away
Living in the U.S.A.
Come on baby, Owwww

I see a yellow man, a brown man
A white man, a red man
Lookin' for Uncle Sam
To give you a helpin' hand
But everybody's kickin' sand
Even politicians
We're living in a plastic land
Somebody give me a hand, yeah

Oh, we're gonna make it, baby
Oh, we're going to shake it, baby
Oh, don't break it
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Come on baby, hey
Hey, hey
In the U.S.A., babe yeah

Doot do do do do doot doot
Living in the U.S.A.
Don't worry 'bout me, babe
Doot do do do do doot doot
Living in the U.S.A.
Living in the U.S.A.
Doot do do do do doot doot
Living in the U.S.A.
I got to be free
Doot do do do do doot doot
Living in the U.S.A.
Come on try it, you can buy it, you can leave it next week, yeah
Somebody give me a cheeseburger





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"Living in the USA" as written by Steve Miller

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    General Commentawesome and a half. i dont understand how this didnt have any comments on it yet! you are crazy if you dont enjoy this song.
    iforgoton January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell it the lyrics sum it up, what makes America great, Freedom, Cheeseburgers, Stock Cars etc. As great of a song as Were an American band by Grand Funk!!!!!!!
    joe simion June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn this song I see the justification for starting a rock band: fear of a real job, and going against the grain-

    "Where are you goin' to
    What are you gonna do
    Do you think that it will be easy
    Do you think that it will be pleasin', hey

    Stand back, what'd you say
    Stand back, I won't pay
    Stand back, I'd rather play
    Stand back

    It's my freedom
    Ah, don't worry 'bout me, babe
    I got to be free, babe
    Hey "

    He's sayin' he's gonna live carefree and jobless and will have to learn for himself the downsides of it for himself. He doesn't want to depend on politicians to protect him because there is often fallouts. He'd rather take his chances, which is really what makes America America, cause you dont see many people in third-world countries running AWAY from college degrees and steady jobs. Something tells me he hated school more than most people. But he has every right to be cynical.
    Shep420on July 08, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationUnlike their Seventies Standards, THIS SMB Classic was written back in 1968. The Vietnam War, the Protests, the Chicago Convention Riots (not to mention the Bloody Riot there and in DC after MLK was Assassinated) the RFK Assassination, and the Radicals Not accepting Candidate Humphrey. NO MTV back then, but I can just SEE in my mind's eye, the Hippies, the Yippies, the Hell's Angels-ALL the Craziness.
    drpoundsignon November 18, 2016   Link

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