What does I'm Afraid of Americans mean?

David Bowie: I'm Afraid of Americans Meaning

Album cover for I'm Afraid of Americans album cover

Song Released: 1997


I'm Afraid of Americans Lyrics

Johnny's in America, no tax at the wheel
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah-ah
No-one needs anyone, they don't even just pretend
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah
Johnny's in America
I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help...

  1. kooljohn176
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    Feb 16th 2015 !⃝

    Maybe BOWIE sang this song in the mindset of a young fatherless foreign boy from some one horse town who immigrated to live and learn the language into becoming American wich can be overwhelming and terriffing to assimilate to the culture shock of different forms he may feel and fear in what his mind is going through wich he did not expect to find and see that seems so unreal to him from his upbringing to clash into one another in even bending his beliefs and ideas of GOD. Thinking that god must be an American because of all the overwhelming opportunaties in the creation of the big city for him to explore.


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