Prime Time Song Lyrics

Don McLean


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Don Mclean
album: Track 1 in album Prime Time
release date: 1977
popularity : 85 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Pop Rock/Folk Rock
length: 5:02
composer: Don McLean
lyricist: Don McLean

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Don McLean Prime Time cover art


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Well this is life, this is Prime time
This is livin' in the U. S. A.
Well this is life, this is Prime Time
This is livin' the American way

I was ridin' on the subway in the afternoon
I saw some kids 'a beatin' out a funky tune
The lady right in front of me was old and brown
The kids began to push her, they knocked her down
I tried to help her out but there was just no way
A life ain't worth a damn on the street today
I passed the ambulance and the camera crews
I saw the instant replay on the evening news

Well this is life, this is Prime time


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Prime Time
  • 2 The Statue
  • 3 Jump
  • 4 Red Wing
  • 5 The Wrong Thing to Do
  • 6 The Pattern Is Broken
  • 7 When Love Begins
  • 8 Color TV Blues
  • 9 Building My Body
  • 10 Down the Road/Sally Ann
  • 11 When a Good Thing Goes Bad
  • 12 South of the Border