Do you like amercan music
I like american music
don't you like american music baby
I want you to hold me
I want your arms around me
I want you to hold me baby
did you do too many drugs
I did too many drugs
did you do too many drugs too baby
you were born too late
I was born too soon
but every time I look at that ugly moon
it reminds me of you
it reminds me of you ooh ooh ooh
I need a date to the prom
would you like to come along
but nobody would go to the prom with me baby
they didn't like american music
they never heard american music
they didn't know the music was in my soul baby
you were born too soon
I was born too late
but every time I look at that ugly lake
it reminds me of me
it reminds me of me
do you like american music
we like american music
I like american music baby
do you like american music
we like all kinds of music
but I like american music best
baby you were born too late
and i was born too late
but every time I look at that ugly lake
it reminds me of me
it reminds me of me
do you like american music
it reminds me of me
do you like american music...


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American Music song meanings
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  • +3
    General Commenthe sounds like he was on several drugs during the recording
    CoopFloydon January 11, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHah, actually um
    I think this song's making fun of American music

    And it's great
    xaligalxon June 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentheh, this is "my song."

    Also, I am playing this over and over tonight, because of the lines about prom and drugs. Tonight is my school's prom and I couldn't find anyone to ask, so instead I am chillilng at home getting high. heh, wonderful.
    Spikeyon May 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about german industry
    ilikestuffandyouon December 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe other interpretations of the song are probably accurate. but i thought i'd share my own personal interpretation of the ugly moon and ugly lake lines, since they don't really make a lot of sense at first glance lol

    the moon pulls tides... in the lake? perhaps representative of a relationship between two people..that they attract eachother, even though they are ugly to everyone else? or maybe the lyricist poking fun with the word 'ugly'... pah i dunno.

    just thought i'd share :)
    tamsynon June 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about being strung out on Heroin, and being an outsider. They didnt like american music. they aint never hear american music. music of my soul. i was born too late (Gano was a velvet underground fan, they were a huge influence on the Femmes) he missed out on the ERA when his favorite bamds were around and playing, born too late has a similar nostalgia to it. some of the words are just fun lyrics that are just used to be clever or cute in a way.

    His date and himself are obviously not good looknig people and they don't fit into the generation the were born into. ugly lake and ugly moon, maybe just words to rhyme or get close to a rhyme with soon (moon) and Late (lake)

    and enjoy this youtube.com/…
    mr1man2on January 25, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFun and amusing. hehe. :)
    anna118kon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song!!!!!!!!
    BeautifulDarknesson May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHa, I love this song.
    BigMac72on July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite Violent Femmes song.
    ubermaxon July 24, 2002   Link

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