I'm Afraid of Americans
David Bowie Lyrics


Johnny's in America
Low techs at the wheel

No-one needs anyone
They don't even just pretend
Johnny's in America

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans

Johnny's in America

Johnny wants a brain
Johnny wants to suck on a Coke

Johnny wants a woman
Johnny wants to think of a joke

Johnny's in America

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans

Johnny's in America
Johnny looks up at the stars

Johnny combs his hair
And Johnny wants pussy in cars

Johnny's in America
Johnny's in America

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans

God is an American
God is an American

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

Yeah, I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the words
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans

Johnny's an American
Johnny's an American

Johnny's an American
Johnny's an American
Johnny's an American

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Written by: Brian Peter George Eno, David Bowie, Brian Eno

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Dano

@Quinn Hegeman I'm not so sure... there indeed was a lot of VHS-recorded material, especially for TV shows and some music videos.

But back in those days, a very large portion was recorded onto 35mm movie film.

So while you might have some rando upload a 480p video, that likely came off a VHS recording someone made at home.

The original artists, as this is an official channel, have access to the original recordings.

Additionally, while yeah... there were technically 1080P videos of some of these lurking about YouTube, it was just another rando downloading the 480P one the first rando uploaded off VHS and upsampling it, maybe dubbing over the audio with something less akin to trash.

At no point was this stuff from the 90's or early 00's uploaded directly in 1080p off the original recordings by the original artists.

Here's an explanation on it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkysCJBdGtw



All comments from YouTube:

GraveyardStation

the quality is so good that makes me think that David is still with us, and is still that young.

RexVergstrong

The power of film over digital.

CHW Thomas

@Mr Nelsonius well he was 49 while recording as it was recorded from August-October 1996

Meg-a-Pint

David’s da bom dignity rip

Trent Rossdale

He is

69birdboy

@Jim jamI don't think so...

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My Name Isn't Important

For those that don't know, the guy chasing David Bowie is Trent Reznor from "Nine Inch Nails," and worked with Bowie on the song. He did much of the music, while Bowie did the lyrics.

mike moss

You know in case the song doesn't remind you of NiN.

Daniel Crowley

I fucking knew it!

we are doomed

@Alekas_Attic
americans ?
no shite sherlock

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