Renato Carosone - Tu Vuo Fa L'Americano (English translation)

English translation

You want to act like an american

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You’re wearing trousers with the label showing…
a lil-cap with the brim raised …
you walk cocky along Tuleto
like a mobster, to make people look at you
You want to act like an american
‘merican, ‘merican…
hear me out, who’s asking you to?
You want to live in fashion
but when you drink "whiskey and soda"¹
you feel queasy afterwards...
You’re dancing to rock’n’roll
you're playing baseball
but the doe for the Camels²
who gave it to you? Mommy’s purse!
You want to act like an american
‘merican, ‘merican…
but you’re born in Italy!
hear me out, there’s nothing you can do
ok neapolitan?
You want to act like an america’
You want to act like an america’!
How can they understand you those who want you the most
If you speak to them half american?
When you’re making love under the moon
how does it work for you to say “I love you”¹?
You want to act like an american
‘merican, ‘merican…
hear me out, who’s asking you to?
You want to live in fashion
but when you drink "whiskey and soda"¹
you feel queasy afterwards...
You’re dancing to rock’n’roll
you're playing baseball
but the doe for the Camels
who gave it to you? Mommy’s purse!
You want to act like an american
‘merican, ‘merican…
but you’re born in Italy!
hear me out, there’s nothing you can do
ok neapolitan?
You want to act like an america’
You want to act like an america’!
You want to act like an american
‘merican, ‘merican…
hear me out, who’s asking you to?
You want to live in fashion
but when you drink "whiskey and soda"¹
you feel queasy afterwards...
You’re dancing to rock’n’roll
you're playing baseball
but the doe for the Camels
who gave it to you? Mommy’s purse!
 
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Submitted by evfokas on Sun, 10/06/2012 - 11:36
Author's comments:

¹The quoted lyrics are sung in english in the original
²The cigarettes

Neapolitan

Tu Vuo Fa L'Americano

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