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The American Dream

by Miss Saigon. Buy album CD: Other Songs B - W

my father was a tattoo artist in Haiphong
but his designs on mother didn't last too long
my mother sold her body, high on Betel nuts
my job was bringing red-faced monsieurs to our huts
selling your mom is a wrench
perfume can cover a stench
that's what I learned from the French

then it all changed with Dien Bien Phu
the frogs went home. Who came? Guess who?
are you surprised we went insane
with dollars pouring down like rain?
businessmen never rob banks
you can sell shit and get thanks
that's what I learned from the Yanks

I'm fed up with small-time hustles
I'm too good to waste my talent for greed
I need room to flex my muscles
in an ocean where the big sharks feed
make me Yankee, they're my fam'ly
they're selling what people need

what's that I smell in the air
the American dream
sweet as a new millionaire
the American dream
pre-packed, ready-to-wear
the American dream
fat, like a chocolate eclair
as you suck out the cream

luck by the tail
how can you fail?
and best of all, it's for sale
the American dream

greasy chinks make life so sleazy
in the States I'll have a club that's four-starred
men like me there have things easy
they have a lawyer and a body-guard
to the Johns there I'll sell blondes there
that they can charge on a card

what's that I smell in the air?
the American dream
sweet as a suite in Bel-air
the American dream
girls can buy tits by the pair
the American dream
bald people think they'll grow hair
the American dream
call girls are lining time square
the American dream
bums there have money to spare
the American dream
cars that have bars take you there
the American dream
on stage each night: Fred Astaire
the American dream

shlitz down the drain!
pop the Champagne!
it's time we all entertain
my American dream!


come ev'ryone, come and share
the American dream
name what you want and it's there
the American dream
spend and have money to spare
the American dream
live like you haven't a care
the American dream
what other place can compare
the American dream
come and get more than your share
the American dream

there I will crown
Miss Chinatown
all yours for ten percent down


the American dream!

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Album: Other Songs B - W Lyrics
cd Buy "Other Songs B - W" CD
  1. Bui-Doi
  2. Dju vui vay
  3. Finale
  4. Her Or Me
  5. I Still Believe
  6. I'D Give My Life For You
  7. Now That I've Seen Her (Her Or Me)
  8. Please
  9. Room 317
  10. Solo Saxophone
  11. Sun And Moon
  12. The American Dream
  13. The Confrontation
  14. The dance - miss saigon
  15. The fall of saigon
  16. The Heat Is On In Saigon
  17. The Last Night Of The World
  18. The Movie In My Mind
  19. The revelation
  20. The sacred bird
  21. The telephone song
  22. The telephone song/the deal
  23. This Is The Hour Form Miss Saigon
  24. This money's yours
  25. Why God, Why?


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