Johnny's in America
Low techs at the wheel

Nobody needs anyone
They don't even just pretend
Johnny's in America

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans

Johnny's in America

Johnny wants a brain
Johnny wants to suck on a Coke

Johnny wants a woman
Johnny wants to think of a joke

Johnny's in America

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans

Johnny's in America
Johnny looks up at the stars

Johnny combs his hair
And Johnny wants pussy in cars

Johnny's in America
Johnny's in America

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans

God is an American
God is an American

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

Yeah, I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the words
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans

Johnny's an American
Johnny's an American

Johnny's an American
Johnny's an American
Johnny's an American


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"I'm Afraid Of Americans" as written by David Bowie Brian Peter George Eno

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    General Commentthis is about afraidness of man's degradation
    dpakohaon January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love when he sings "I believe in the Beatles".
    I love the Beatles and it's always cool to hear others sing about them.
    amycaryson September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI had this song for ages before I really listened to the lyrics - I think it's about depression. I've been depressed, I'm on meds and it really strikes a chord with me. Little things - like not being taller - matter too much; you always feel afraid and alone. Plus you wonder what the hell changed - 'what made my life so wonderful', when I was happy.

    I love this song because it's often exactly how I feel - I'm trying not to be afraid anymore, but I get so scared.
    lizeyon July 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentithink he is reflecting on his past. which can be good or bad. and i think he fears the future.

    i am only 18, so this song doesn't affect me, yet.
    right2interpreton July 08, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I believe in Beatles" is a reference to a line from the John Lennon song, "God": "I don't believe in Beatles".
    coolwalkingon July 23, 2009   Link

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