American Boy & Girl

Music and Lyrics by Garland Jeffreys

From the album American Boy & Girl (1979)

 

Hey little girl raised on main street

Sniffin’ through a dollar bill

Just like Pearl gonna’ wind up with cold feet

Don’t you know that stuff will kill

Racin’ ’round gettin’ sick, sick, sick

It gonna’ get the best of you

All you need is a little inspiration

Girl it’s gonna’ get you through

 

Honey please don’t you let me down

Honey please don’t you let me down

 

American son raised on main street

Wishin’ from a window sill

Raised on reds and paralyzed by people

I can see you’ve had your fill

I sympathize with all your saddest feelings

But this is what I ask of you

Get yourself a little inspiration

Boy it’s gonna’ get you through

 

Sonny please don’t you let me down

Sonny please don’t you let me down

 

Hey little girl lookin’ for a new day

You’ve got somethin’ on your mind

Passin’ out from swallowin’ all those qualudes

Take you through the bumps and the grinds

Paradin’ ’round tryna’ fool yourself

It ain’t gonna’ let you be

All you need is a little inspiration

Girl it’s gonna’ set you free

 

Honey please don’t you let me down

Honey please don’t you let me down

Please don’t you let me down

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