Who Sang The American? Simple Minds

Simple Minds Acoustic cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Brian Mc Gee, Charles Burchill, Derek Forbes, James Kerr, Michael Joseph Mac Neil
Release Date: 2016-11-11
length: 4:30
producer: Andy Wright, Simple Minds and Gavin Goldberg
lead vocals: Jim Kerr
mixer: Gavin Goldberg
engineer: Gavin Goldberg
arranger: Charlie Burchill
bass: Ged Grimes
background vocals: Ged Grimes and Sarah Brown
guitar: Gordon Goudie and Charlie Burchill
additional arranger: Gordon Goudie
accordion: Charlie Burchill
harmonica: Gordon Goudie
percussion: Cherisse Osei
programming: Lewis Chapman, Charlie Burchill, Gavin Goldberg and Andy Wright
additional percussion: Lewis Chapman
assistant engineer: Ronan Fay and Lewis Murray
writer: Charlie Burchill, Michael MacNeil, Derek Forbes, Brian McGee, Jim Kerr
Here comes the shake
The speed-decade wake
I see you wake
Shake
Fit on those overalls
What do you know about this world anyway
I see a man
With an airfield plan
I caught a boy fall out of the sky
What do you know about this world anyway
Ameri-Ameri-Ameri-Ameri-Amer-American
In collective fame
Ameri-Ameri-Ameri-Ameri-Amer-American
Nassau club day
Ameri-Ameri-Ameri-Ameri-Amer-American
Across a curved earth
In collective fame
Ameri-Ameri-Ameri-Ameri-Amer-American
The eventful work-outs
Nassau club days
Here comes the flag
I'm walking in the black
Every time you tough this place
It feels like sin
Every time the handshake starts
The face draws thin
What do you know about this world anyway
Here comes the son
The american son
In here the son shines so bright
Eyes blind
What do you know about this world anyway
Ameri-Ameri-Ameri-Ameri-Amer-American
The eventful workouts
Nassau club days
Here comes the flag
Hand-shake
This world

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 The American
  • 2 Promised You a Miracle
  • 3 Glittering Prize
  • 4 See the Lights
  • 5 New Gold Dream
  • 6 Someone Somewhere in Summertime
  • 7 Waterfront
  • 8 Sanctify Yourself
  • 9 Chelsea Girl
  • 10 Alive and Kicking
  • 11 Don’t You (Forget About Me)
  • 12 Long Black Train