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Eddie
Feb 19th, 2003, 05:09 AM
AMERICAN LIFE

Do I have to change my name ? Will it get me far ?
Should I lose some weight ? Am I gonna be a star ?

I tried to be a boy, I tried to be a girl
I tried to be a mess, I tried to be the best
I guess I did it wrong, That's why I wrote this song
This type of modern life - Is it for me ?
This type of modern life - Is it for free ?

I went into a bar looking for sympathy
A little company - I tried to find a friend
Its more easily said it's always been the same
This type of modern life - Is not for me ?
This type of modern life - Is not for free ?

American life
I live the american dream
You are the best thing I've seen,
You are not just a dream

I tried to stay ahead, I tried to stay on top
I tried to play the part, but somehow I forgot
Just what I did it for and why I wanted more
This type of modern life - Is it for me ?
This type of modern life - Is it for free ?

Do I have to change my name ? will it get me far ?
Should I lose some weight ? Am I gonna be a star ?

American life
I live the american dream
You are the best thing I've seen,
You are not just a dream

I tried to be a boy, I tried to be a girl
I tried to be a mess, I tried to be the best
I tried to find a friend, I tried to stay ahead
I tried to stay on top......

**** it...
Yeah, **** it

I'm drinking a Soy latte
I get a double shote
It goes right through my body
And you know I'm satisfied,

I drive my mini cooper
And I'm feeling super-dooper
Yo they tell I'm a trooper
And you know I'm satisfied
I do yoga and pilates
And the room is full of hotties
So I'm checking out the bodies
And you know I'm satisfied
I'm digging on the isotopes
This metaphysic's shit is dope
And if all this can give me hope
You know I'm satisfied
I got a lawyer and a manager
An agent and a chef
Three nannies, an assistant
And a driver and a jet
A trainer and a butler
And a bodyguard or five
A gardener and a stylist
Do you think I'm satisfied

I'd like to express my extreme point of view
I'm not christian and I'm not a jew
I'm just living out the american dream
And I just realised that nothing
Is what it seems
Do I have to change my name
Am I gonna be a star
Do I have to change my name
Am I gonna be a star?
Do I have to change my name

**** it...

LucasArg
Feb 19th, 2003, 05:49 AM
Where did you get this?

JonBcn
Feb 19th, 2003, 10:46 AM
Are those the real lyrics? :eek: If they are they're absolutely piss-poor, and thats coming from a Madonna fan. Is she co-writing with a 13 year old?

Eddie
Feb 19th, 2003, 04:47 PM
Lucasarg:bounce:
You can find lyrics at www.madonnarama.com and if you want to hear a 10 sec clip from the song go to www.madonnapower.com.

JonBcn:wavey:
The second part of the song does look silly but I have a feeling that it is intentional. Those lyrics are the rap part of the song and lets be honest who is going to take Madge seriously as a rapper?? She is aware of that I'm sure. It's supposed to be like a rap part in Vogue I believe. By that I mean not taken seriously.

The other explanation for the rap part of the song is that she could be taking a piss at male rappers. You know how they like to brag about their lifestyle (money, girls,guns ...) Here Madona is talking about her soy latte, mini cooper,nanny,butler, gardener and so on. I hope you know what I mean. :)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:38 PM
I like the lyrics :)

JonBcn
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:55 PM
Hi Eddie -

yeah, I guess I'll have to hear it, but i'm a little disappointed at this stage...after what I'd heard of the video I was hoping for a killer song.

I guess if she's taking the piss the rap is quite funny :)

darren cahill
Feb 20th, 2003, 12:32 AM
this is about the 4th thread i've seen proclaiming to have the lyrics of this song and none of them resemble each other...but this one is by far the better of the other ones that i've read claiming to be her new song...the other one was about war and the black race being held down by the white man...different from what this one says...i say stop posting the lyrics and we can all wait until her cd comes out....

Eddie
Feb 20th, 2003, 07:37 AM
Darren you can actually listen to a part of the song at www.madonnapower.com and hear for yourself that these lyrics are authentic. :)

Eddie
Feb 20th, 2003, 07:40 AM
Madonna Outmaneuvers Downloaders

Madonna is making sure fans don't get illegal copies of her upcoming 'American Life' single by throwing a looped teaser into peer to peer networks such as Kazaa.

The specially produced 4 second teaser has been looped to last exactly the length the legitimate copy will be. The tactic is designed to flood the illegal download market with a sample that is virtually useless but at the same time creates awareness of the new song.

'American Life' has already had a controversial introduction into the world with Madonna going as far as releasing a statement rejecting claims the song is Anti-Bush. "I am not Anti-Bush. I am not pro-Iraq. I am pro Peace" she said. "I have written a song and created a video which expresses my feelings about our culture and values and the illusions of what many people believe is the American dream - the perfect life".

A review of the lyrics certainly indicates that she is talking more about herself than George Dubya. "I got a lawyer and a manager/ An agent and a chef/ Three nannies, an assistant/ And a driver and a jet. / A trainer and a butler/ And a bodyguard or five/ A gardener and a stylist/ Do you think I'm satisfied?" she will be heard rapping when the song is released next month.

By Paul Cashmere