On the Amazon Lyrics

Don McLean


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Vivian Ellis, Greatrex Newman, Clifford Grey
album: Track 16 in album Don McLean
release date: 1972
popularity : 125 users have visited this page.
length: 3:56

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There's a danger zone, not a stranger zone
Than the little plot I walk on that I call my home
Full of eerie sights, weird and skeery sights
Every vicious animal that creeps and crawls and bites!!
On the Amazon, the prophylactics prowl On the Amazon, the hypodermics howl On
the Amazon, you'll hear a scarab scowl and sting zodiacs on the wing
All the stalactites and vicious vertebrae
Hunt the stalagmites while laryngitis slay
All that parasites that come from Paraguay in the spring
Hmm, hmm hmmm
Snarling equinox among the rocks will seize you
And the Fahrenheit comes out at night to freeze you
Wild duodenum are lurking in the trees
And the jungle swarms with green apostrophes
Oh, the Amazon is calling me
On the Amazon, the pax vobiscum bite
On the Amazon, the epiglottis fight
On the Amazon, the hemispheres at night all slink where the agnostics drink
All the hippodromes that lie concealed in mud
Hunt the metronomes that live in swamp and flood
Then the kodachromes run out and drink their blood, poor ginks
While velocipedes among the weeds will scare you
And the menopause with hungry jaws ensnares you
Frenzied adenoids infest the hills and slopes
Everyone avoids the deadly stethoscopes
Oh, the Amazon is calling
Yes, the Amazon is calling
Oh, the Amazon is calling me-ee!!

Track Listing

  • 1 Dreidel
  • 2 Bronco Bill's Lament
  • 3 Oh My, What a Shame
  • 4 If We Try
  • 5 The More You Pay (The More It's Worth)
  • 6 Narcisissma
  • 7 Falling Through Time
  • 8 On the Amazon
  • 9 Birthday Song
  • 10 The Pride Parade