The American

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Sunday morning stroll down the Champs Elysees
Looking for some peace but I can’t parle francaise
Whirl around the town, while away the hours
Like Audrey Hepburn in the “Girl who Stole the Eiffel Tower”

Floral printed scarves wrapped around your neckline
Designed by entertaining men down near then coastline
Mispronouncing words has become a habit
They may say tableaux, but I pronounce it tablet

I am the American
From the land of the Brave and Free
Walking the soil of the Napoleon
With you my Josephine

Marble columns with their crevices and creases
Pyramid of glass, oh the Mona Lisa
Italian lady she smiles through the bullet glass
Squints her chocolate eyes to avoid the flash

Little Madeleines play with jack and aces
And their young companions feckless and flirtatious
Along the cobblestones and through the narrow streets
Wearing black berets and tightly trimmed goatees

Grab a warm baguette and tear it all to pieces
Spread on some Camembert or some other creamy cheeses
I feed you a piece and then you feed me mine
As we sit alone, our legs they intertwine

Then to a small café to watch the people talking
Rest our weary bones on two strong cups of coffee
You extend your hands with brightly colored fingers
Extinguish your cigarette but the smell of smoke still lingers


from Kissing the Sea on the Lips, released March 1, 2012
John Horton - bass, guitars
Stacey Shaw - harmony vocals
BK - lead vocals, guitars, synthesizers, piano, drum programming


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