On the Amazon

Don McLean


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Clifford Grey, Greatrex Newman, Vivian Ellis
album: Track 8 in album Don McLean
release date: 1972
popularity : 25 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:22

Album Information

label: United Artists
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

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There's a danger zone, not a stranger zone
Full of eerie sights, weird and skeery sights
On the Amazon, the prophylactics prowl On the Amazon, the hypodermics howl On
All the stalactites and vicious vertebrae
All that parasites that come from Paraguay in the spring
Snarling equinox among the rocks will seize you
Wild duodenum are lurking in the trees
Oh, the Amazon is calling me
On the Amazon, the epiglottis fight
All the hippodromes that lie concealed in mud
Then the kodachromes run out and drink their blood, poor ginks
And the menopause with hungry jaws ensnares you
Everyone avoids the deadly stethoscopes
Yes, the Amazon is calling


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 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