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West Side Story Lyrics
"America (movie)"

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ANITA (spoken)
Oh no! That is not true!

(sung)
Puerto Rico
My heart's devotion
Let it sink back in the ocean!
Always the hurricanes blowing
Always the population growing
And the money owing
And the sunlight streaming
And the natives steaming
I like the island Manhattan

CONSUELO (spoken)
I know you do!

ANITA (sung)
Smoke on your pipe and put that in!

GIRLS
I like to be in America
OK by me in America
Everything free in America

BERNARDO
For a small fee in America

ANITA
Buying on credit is so nice

BERNARDO
One look at us and they charge twice

ROSALIA
I'll have my own washing machine

CHINO
What will you have, though, to keep clean?

ANITA
Skyscrapers bloom in America

ROSALIA
Cadillacs zoom in America

TERESITA
Industry boom in America

BOYS
Twelve in a room in America

ANITA
Lots of new housing with more space

BERNARDO
Lots of doors slamming in our face

ANITA
I'll get a terrace apartment

BERNARDO
Better get rid of your accent...

ANITA
Life can be bright in America

BOYS
If you can fight in America

GIRLS
Life is alright in America

BOYS
If you're all white in America

ANITA and CONSUELO
Here you are free and you have pride

BOYS
Long as you stay on your own side

ANITA and CONSUELO
Free to be anything you choose

BOYS
Free to wait tables and shine shoes

BERNARDO
Everywhere grime in America
Organised crime in America
Terrible time in America

ANITA
You forget I'm in America!

BERNARDO
I think I go back to San Juan

ANITA
I know a boat you can get on! Bye bye!

BERNARDO
Everyone there will give big cheer!

ANITA
Everyone there will have moved here!
This song is from the album "West Side Story (1961 Original Movie Soundtrack)".