"American English" as written by Bob Fairfoull, Colin Newton, Rod Pryce-jones and Roddy Woomble....
Songs when the truth, 
Are all dedicated to you, 
In this invisible world I choose to live in, 
And if u believe that, 
That now I understand, 
Why words mean so much to you, 
They'll never be about you. 
Maybe your young without youth, 
Or maybe your old without knowing anything's true, 
I think your young without youth. 

Then you contract the American dream, 
You'll never look up once, 
You've contracted American dreams, 
I'd acquire you to stop and look up. 

Sing a song about myself, 
Keep singing a song about myself, 
Not some invisible world. 

Constantly searching to find something new, 
But what will you find when you think that nothings true, 
Maybe it's that nothing is new, 
So you let me hear songs that were written all about you, 
The good songs weren't written for you, 
They'll never be about you. 

Then you contract the American dream, 
You'll never look up once, 
You've contracted American dreams, 
You'll never look up once, 
Don't look up. 

Sing a song about myself, 
Keep singing a song about myself, 
Not some invisible world.

Sing a song about myself, 
Keep singing a song about myself, 
Not some invisible world.

And I won't tell you what this means, 
'Cos you already know, 
And I won't tell you what this means, 
'Cos you already know. 

So, sing a song about myself, 
Keep singing a song about myself, 
Not some invisible world.

So, sing a song about myself, 
Keep singing a song about myself, 
Not some invisible world.

So, sing a song about myself, 
Keep singing a song about myself, 
Not some invisible world.

You'll find what you find, 
When you find there's nothing.

You'll find what you find, 
When you find there's nothing.



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"American English" as written by Colin Newton Bob Fairfoull

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    General Commentyeah ok so getting onto what it actually MEANS- my oppinion is that it is about the general state of mind of the american people in that they pay no attention to the rest of the world whilst believing they know all about it.
    the meaning is also how Britian is quickly becoming similar or in my oppinion america's bitch. the song title "american english" supports this as it means someone who is from both countries which might as well be the same one.
    "youll never look up once" now that you have "contracted american dreams" this is the main part about english ppl turning into american ppl who dont know about the outside world, then "sing a song about myself" means exactly that- he may as well be talking about himself, as idlewild are english(or british at least).
    sorry if this offends any americans reading this but i think its the meaning of the song i didnt say it was my personal oppinion.
    joeytheboyon July 06, 2002   Link

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