Track Title:               America

Album Title:               The Songs of West Side Story
Prime Artist:              Natalie Cole
Lyrics by:                 Stephen Sondheim

Music by:                  Leonard Bernstein
Vocal:                     Sheila E. (Escovedo)
Vocal:                     Patti LaBelle
Producer:                  David Pack

Puerto Rico,  You lovely island,
Island of tropical breezes.
Always the pineapples growing,
Always the coffee blossom blowing.

Puerto Rico,  You ugly island,
Island of tropic diseases.
Always the hurricanes blowing,
Always the population growing,
And the money owing,
And the babies crying,
And the bullets flying.
I like the island Manhattan.
Smoke on your pipe and put that in!

Girls sans Rosalia
I like to be in America!
O.K. by me in America!
Ev'rything free in America
For a small fee in America!

R: I like the city of San Juan.
A: I know a boat you can get on.
R: Hundreds of flowers in full bloom.
A: Hundreds of people in each room!

Girls sans Rosalia
Automobile in America.
Chromium steel in America.
Wirespoke wheel in American,
Very big deal in America!

R: I'll drive a Buick through San Juan
A: If there's a road you can drive on.
R: I'll give my cousins a free ride.
A: How you get all of them inside?

Girls sans Rosalia
Immigrants goes to America.
Many hellos in America.
Nobody knows in American,
Puerto Rico's in America!

R: I'll bring a T.V. to San Juan.
A: If there's a current to turn on!
R: I'll give them new washing machine.
A: What have they got there to keep clean?

Girls sans Rosalia
I like the shores of America.
Comfort is yours in America.
Knobs on doors in American,
Wall-to-wall floors in America!

R: When I will go back to San Juan.
A: When you will shut up and get gone!
R: Ev'ryone there will give big cheer!
A: Ev'ryone there will have moved here!