Englishman in New York Lyrics

Sting


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Sumner, Paul Hutsch
album: Track 3 in album …Nothing Like the Sun
release date: 1987-10-1
popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
length: 4:28
producer: Neil Dorfsman and Sting
mixer: Hugh Padgham
arranger: Sting
mastering: Dave Collins
assistant mixer: Bob Vogt and Mark McKenna
composer: Sting
lyricist: Sting

Cover Art

Sting …Nothing Like the Sun cover art
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I don't drink coffee I take tea, my dear
I like my toast done on one side
And you can hear it in my accent when I talk
I'm an Englishman in New York

You see me walking down Fifth Avenue
A walking cane here at my side
I take it everywhere I walk
I'm an Englishman in New York

Whoa, I'm an alien
I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
Whoa, I'm an alien
I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

If manners maketh man as someone said
He's the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

Whoa. I'm an alien
I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
Whoa. I'm an alien
I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety
But you could end up as the only one
Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society
At night a candle's brighter than the sun

Takes more than combat gear to make a man
Takes more than a license for a gun
Confront your enemies, avoid them when you can
A gentleman will walk but never run

If manners maketh man as someone said
He's the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say
Be yourself no matter what they say


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Lazarus Heart
  • 2 Be Still My Beating Heart
  • 3 Englishman in New York
  • 4 History Will Teach Us Nothing
  • 5 They Dance Alone (Cueca solo)
  • 6 Fragile
  • 7 We’ll Be Together
  • 8 Straight to My Heart
  • 9 Rock Steady
  • 10 Sister Moon
  • 11 Little Wing
  • 12 The Secret Marriage