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


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New Frontier Lyrics as written by Donald Fagen

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing

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    General CommentThe video does justice to the lyrics, with a wicked twist: The boy gets his dream girl to enter the bomb shelter with him under the pretense that a nuclear war is afoot. They take advantage of the situation to make whoopie. In the morning when the boy awakes, the girl is gone, and he fears that ironically, a nuclear war really did break out when he leaves the shelter to see someone in a fallout suit. But as the figure doffs the helmet, he sees it's his girl, having a laugh at his expense.

    The song and video both are packed with period-piece touches. "New Frontier" is a JFK phrase, and bomb shelters are also the stuff of the early 1960s. This is almost the era of another song on this album, IGY. The video has a cartoon-within-the-video that captures the style of commercial design (and animation) from that time.
    rikdad101@yahoo.comon October 20, 2006   Link

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