Joe D'Urso

Lyrics and Chords

Both Sides of Life

American World

(written at the rockland county motor vehicle office as I waited to get my license renewed)

She's got a black heart tattoo
At the nape of her back
A Spanish bearded lover who knows where it's at
She trying to find her way in a world of closed doors
Her lover wonders what or who he's fallen for

She learns to drive in daddy's company car
Has visions of bedding down an MTV star
Everyone in school knows she'll be "someone"
I hope she holds on until the ride is done

American style, American navel
American piercings
This girl is able
It's gonna take a while for this girl
To become a woman in her American world

Prim and proper have no chance
She's someone's dream, daydream romance
I think she'll be just fine tonight
As long as she doesn't shut out the light

Mid-drift ring, sex appeal in sight
She knows what she has but hides her might
Shy smile and eyes that burn
Maybe if she's lucky she'll eventually learn