nickel and rose

Americana (single)

Americana





Lyrics

"Americana"

If I wasn’t standing on this stage would you wonder why I was here
Would you ask me if I was lost or if I came to sell you pills
Well I thought this was for everyone, not just a few
But I guess you won’t be satisfied til’ it all belongs to you
Americana

I guess that’s why it’s called Americana

Sister Rosetta Made this land for me and you
Stolen by a man from Tennessee with blue suede shoes
He made it look so easy and you all call him the King
But what about the folks who wrote those songs he loved to sing
Americana

There Ain’t no room for me in Americana
Ain’t no room for me in Americana
I don’t wanna be in Americana

Oh so many years ago I used to have a home
But then somewhere along the way lost everything I owned
The instruments from Africa are no longer for me
Just like the songs we sang when we all wanted to be free
Americana

There ain’t no room for me in Americana
Ain’t no room for me in Americana
And I don’t want to be in Americana

Oh so many years ago I used to have a home
But then somewhere along the way lost everything I owned
And these things don’t just happen
And I just can’t believe
Somebody else’s version of my own history
Americana

But I guess that’s why it’s called Americana
There ain’t no room for me in Americana
And I don’t want to be in Americana