26 February 2010

OTGF - American Saturday Night

Ellis Island

Shelly over at This Eclectic Life reminded me that it has been a while since I have done an Only The Good Friday.  With all the yammering about politics, it is sometimes easy to forget what a truly great country we live in.  One that has welcomed virtually everyone from everywhere and said, "Come on in, you'll like it here".  Can't get too far away from the music, but Brad Paisley has a new song out to remind us of what Americans, more than just about anywhere else on earth, gets absolutely right when we are at our best. Plus it's a fun video just click link.

American Saturday Night

She's got Brazilian leather boots on the pedal of her German car
Listen to the Beatles singing back in the USSR
Yeah she's goin around the world tonight
But she ain't leavin here
She's just going to meet her boyfriend down at the street fair

It's a french kiss, italian ice
Spanish moss in the moonlight
Just another American Saturday night

There's a big toga party tonight down at Delta Chi
They've got Canadian bacon on their pizza pie
They've got a cooler full of cold Coronas and Amstel light
It's like were all livin' in a big ol' cup
Just fire up the blender, mix it all up

It's a French kiss, Italian ice
Margaritas in the moonlight (woahhhh)
Just another American Saturday night

You know everywhere has something they're known for
Although usually it washes up on our shores
My great great great granddaddy stepped off of that ship
I bet he never ever dreamed we'd have all this

You know everywhere has somethin' they're known for
Although usually it washes up on our shores
Little Italy, Chinatown, sittin' there side by side
Live from New York, It's Saturday Night!

It's a French kiss, Italian ice,
Spanish moss in the moonlight
Just another American, just another American,
it's just another American Saturday night


This Eclectic Life said...

There you go! And, I love the lyrics of that song! We do live in a wonderful melting pot.
Hope your weekend is full of good, my friend.

Karina said...

I wasn't familiar with this song, so thank you for sharing it with us...i love the lyrics. As an immigrant who will be celebrating 25 years in this country next month (and 11 of those as a citizen), I'll tell you, politics and strife aside, I do love our nation.

Travis said...

Exclusion isn't really very American, is it? It doesn't make any sense for one group or set of groups to tell another that it can't be part of something. Maybe if we could remember that, we'd be even better off.