Who Sang Third World Man? Steely Dan

Steely Dan Gaucho cover art
Credits
release date: 1980-11-21
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Fusion/Pop Rock/Jazz-Rock/Smooth Jazz
length: 5:14
drums (drum set): Steve Gadd
vocal: Donald Fagen
electric piano: Joe Sample
acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Steve Khan
solo electric guitar: Larry Carlton
synthesizer: Rob Mounsey
composer: Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
Johnny’s playroom
Is a bunker filled with sand
He’s become a third world man
Smoky sunday
He’s been mobilized since dawn
Now he’s crouching on the lawn
He’s a third world man

Soon you’ll throw down your disguise
We’ll see behind those bright eyes
By and by
When the sidewalks are safe
For the little guy

I saw the fireworks
I believed that I was dreaming
Till the neighbors came out screaming
He’s a third world man

Soon you’ll throw down your disguise
We’ll see behind those bright eyes
By and by
When the sidewalks are safe
For the little guys

When he’s crying out
I just sing that ghana rondo
E l’era del terzo mondo
He’s a third world man

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Babylon Sisters
  • 2 Hey Nineteen
  • 3 Glamour Profession
  • 4 Gaucho
  • 5 Time Out of Mind
  • 6 My Rival
  • 7 Third World Man