"Miss America" as written by and James V. Young....
You were the apple of the public's eye
As you cut the ribbon at the local mall
A mirage for both you and us
How can it be real?
We love your body in that photograph,
Your home state sure must be proud
The queen of the United States,
Or have you lost your crown

Well aren't you Miss America
Don't you Miss America
Won't you Miss America
Our love

Well are you really who we think you are
Or does that smile seem to wear you down
Is the girl who you once were screaming to jump out
And the dream that you must live,
A disease for which there is no cure
This roller coaster ride you're on
Won't stop to let you off

Well aren't you Miss America
Don't you Miss America
Won't you Miss America
Our love

Miss America, Miss America, Miss America
Miss America, Miss America, Miss America

Well aren't you Miss America
Don't you Miss America
Won't you Miss America
Our love

Well it's true just take a look
The cover sometimes makes the book
And the judges, do they ever ask
To read between your lines
And in your cage at the human zoo,
They all stop to look at you
Next year, what will you do
When you have been forgotten

Well aren't you Miss America
Don't you Miss America
Won't you Miss America
Our love

Miss America, Miss America, Miss America
Miss America, Miss America, Miss America
Miss America, Miss America, Miss America


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"Miss America" as written by James V. Young

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    General CommentI think its about someone who people see as saintly or look up to but on the inside the person is nothing like they act.
    FreddieIsMyIdolon January 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song critiques the media for telling young women that they have no worth unless they're sex objects. More true now than when it was written. BTW, FreddieIsMyIdol, the Styx song Fallen Angel is all about how disappointing it is to see "good" people go bad. Also, Show Me the Way says "All the heroes and legends I knew as a child have fallen to idols of clay." Styx is such a great positive counter-culture group.
    gillusionon February 17, 2005   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThe pride of both you and us - how can it be real

    should be

    The mirage of both you and us - how can it be real


    good song

    I saw them live in NC in 78
    at ECU
    kyuss67on November 12, 2010   Link

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