Better In The U.S.A. Lyrics

Glenn Frey


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Red Cloud Music
writers: Glenn Lewis Frey, Jack Tempchin
album: Track 8 in album The Allnighter
release date: 1984
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length: 3:03
bass: David Hood
piano: Barry Beckett, Glenn Frey
electric guitar: Duncan Cameron, Glenn Frey
drums: Larrie Londin
lead vocals: Glenn Frey
background vocals: Jack Tempchin, Oren Waters, Roy Galloway, Luther Waters, Glenn Frey, Duncan Cameron
writer: Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin

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Well, they look to the east, they look to the west
The third world wonders, which way's the best
We got freedom, we got soul
We got blue jeans and Rock 'n' Roll

Man there ain't no choice
It's better in the U.S.A. (It's better in the U.S.A.)
You can be what you want
Say what you want to say (It's better in the U.S.A.)

How can I make you understand
It's better in the U.S.A. (It's better in the U.S.A.)
I hear the same propaganda, day after day
It's gettin' so hip, to knock the U.S.A

If we're so lawful, and we're so bad
You oughta check the nightlife in Leningrad
Man it ain't even close
It's better in the U.S.A. (It's better in the U.S.A.)

If you could see behind the curtain
Life is cold and gray (It's better in the U.S.A.)
How can I make you understand
It's better in the U.S.A. (It's better, it's better)

Nobody's perfect and change comes slow
It's really up to you which way you want to go
You can move to the left or move to the right
You can stand in the dark, you can stand in the light

Drivin' on the beach on a night in June
Me and me baby and the lover's moon
We're playin' sweet soul music, got it turned up loud
Makes me feel so good, makes me feel so proud

Man there ain't no choice
It's better in the U.S.A. (It's better in the U.S.A.)
They'd be movin' here from Moscow
If they could only find a way (It's better in the U.S.A.)

How can I make you understand
It's better in the U.S.A. (It's better)
We got burgers and fries (In the U.S.A.)
We got the friendly skies (In the U.S.A.)

We got the beautiful girls (In the U.S.A.)
They got the beautiful curls (In the U.S.A.)
We're drivin' beautiful cars (In the U.S.A.)
We're diggin' movie stars (In the U.S.A.)

We get to make romance (In the U.S.A.)
We let the little girls dance (In the U.S.A.)
It's better baby. Nice sweater, baby
What'd you say, you and me go for a little drive?
Come on

Track Listing

  • 1 The Allnighter
  • 2 Sexy Girl
  • 3 I Got Love
  • 4 Somebody Else
  • 5 Lover’s Moon
  • 6 Smuggler’s Blues
  • 7 Let’s Go Home
  • 8 Better in the U.S.A.
  • 9 Living in Darkness
  • 10 New Love