Sting - Englishman in New York
Tekst en muziek: Sting
(1987)






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



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



Ohoh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York
Ohoh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York



If ‘Manners maketh man’, as someone say
He’s not hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself, no matter what they say



Ohoh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York
Ohoh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
I’m an Englishman in New York



Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety
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 say
He’s a 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
Ohoh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
Be yourself, no matter what they say
I’m an Englishman in New York



Be yourself, no matter what they say
Ohoh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
Be yourself, no matter what they say
I’m an Englishman in New York



Be yourself, no matter what they say
Ohoh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
Be yourself, no matter what they say
I’m an Englishman in New York



Be yourself, no matter what they say
Ohoh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien
Be yourself, no matter what they say
I’m an Englishman in New York



Be yourself, no matter what they say









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