On the Amazon Song Lyrics

Don McLean

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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

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Clifford Grey, Greatrex Newman, Vivian Ellis
    album: Track 8 in album Don McLean
    release date: 1972
    popularity : 141 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 3:17

    Album Information

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