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"American Woman" (Lenny Kravitz) song lyrics...

Postby DiscoPro_Joe » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:39 pm

http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/alias-season2/americanwoman.htm

Artist: Lenny Kravitz
Song: American Woman
(Originally performed by The Guess Who)


American woman, stay away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Don't come hanging around my door
I don't want to see your face no more
I got more important things to do
Than spend my time growin' old with you
Now woman, stay away
American woman, listen what I say

American woman, get away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Don't come knocking around my door
I don't want to see your shadow no more
Colored lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, get away
American woman, listen what I say

American woman, I said get way
American woman, listen what I say
Don't come hanging around my door
Don't want to see your face no more
I don't need your war machines
I don't need your ghetto scenes
Colored lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, get away
American woman, listen what I say
American woman, stay away from me
American woman, mama let me be

I gotta go
I gotta getta away
Think I gotta go
I wanna fly away
I'm gonna leave you woman
I'm gonna leave you woman
I'm gonna leave you woman
I'm gonna leave you woman
Bye bye, bye bye
Bye bye, bye bye
American woman
You're no good for me
I'm no good for you
Looking at you right in the eye
Tell you what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna leave you woman
You know I gotta go
I'm gonna leave you woman
I gotta go
I gotta go

I gotta go
American woman
Yeah
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Postby Falcon » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:15 am

This came out back in 1970 as a war protest song. "American Woman" = the U.S. government. The U.S. is often referred to as "she," with Columbia as the primary female personification of the U.S.; there's also the Statue of Liberty and other well-known feminine symbols.

This is why there are the lines "I don't need your war machines, I don't need your ghetto scenes." The Guess Who, a Canadian band, first performed this. The Lenny Kravitz version is a later tribute. When The Guess Who came to perform at the White House, Pat Nixon asked them not to perform "American Woman" because of its anti-American sentiment.

As times and peoples have changed, the literal meaning now seems to make as much sense as the original allegorical meaning. :P

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkqfpkTTy2w[/youtube]


"AMERICAN WOMAN"
THE GUESS WHO

American woman gonna mess your mind
American woman, she gonna mess your mind
American woman gonna mess your mind
American woman gonna mess your mind

Say A, say M, say E
Say R, say I, C
Say A, N

American woman gonna mess your mind
American woman gonna mess your mind
American woman gonna mess your mind

American woman, stay away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Don't come hangin' around my door
I don't wanna see your face no more

I got more important things to do
Than spend my time growin' old with you
Now woman, I said stay away
American woman, listen what I say

American woman, get away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Don't come knockin' around my door
Don't wanna see your shadow no more

Colored lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, I said get away
American woman, listen what I say

American woman, said get away
American woman, listen what I say
Don't come hangin' around my door
Don't wanna see your face no more
I don't need your war machines
I don't need your ghetto scenes

Colored lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, get away from me
American woman, mama let me be

Go, gotta get away, gotta get away
Now go, go, go, I'm gonna leave you, woman
Gonna leave you, woman
Bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye

You're no good for me
I'm no good for you
Gonna look you right in the eye
Tell you what I'm gonna do

You know I'm gonna leave
You know I'm gonna go
You know I'm gonna leave
You know I'm gonna go, woman

I'm gonna leave you, woman
Goodbye, American woman


LENNY KRAVITZ VERSION

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzWHE32IxUc[/youtube]
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Postby Renata » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:35 pm

I would bite Lenny LOL

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW2qlKa6oHw[/youtube]
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