Yes we're gonna have a wingding
A summer smoker underground
It's just a dugout that my dad built
In case the reds decide to push the button down
We've got provisions and lots of beer
The key word is survival on the new frontier

Introduce me to that big blond
She's got a touch of Tuesday Weld
She's wearing Ambush and a French twist
She's got us wild and she can tell
She loves to limbo, that much is clear
She's got the right dynamics for the new frontier

Well I can't wait 'til I move to the city
'Til I finally make up my mind
To learn design and study overseas

Have you got a steady boyfriend
Cause honey I've been watching you
I hear you're mad about Brubeck
I like your eyes, I like him too
He's an artist, a pioneer
We've got to have some music on the new frontier

Well I can't wait 'til I move to the city
'Til I finally make up my mind
To learn design and study overseas
Let's pretend that it's the real thing
And stay together all night long
And when I really get to know you
We'll open up the doors and climb into the dawn
Confess your passion your secret fear
Prepare to meet the challenge of the new frontier


Lyrics submitted by Arbiter

New Frontier Lyrics as written by Donald Fagen

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing

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    General CommentLike most of the songs included on "The Nightfly", I think the key to this song is included in the liner notes: They represent the fantasies of a young man more or less matching Fagen's description growing up in the 'remote suburbs' during the late fifties , early sixites.
    That said, the song follows the fantasies of a boy playing in a dugout bomb shelter his father has built. He dreams of being there with 60's model Tuesday Weld listening to the jazz of Brubeck.

    There's a youthful notion that the singer and Tuesday will repopulate the planet and face the "New Frontier".
    Arbiteron April 04, 2006   Link

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