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Englishman In New York Lyrics

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

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

If, "Manners maketh man" as someone said
Then he's the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
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 said
Then he's the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

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Songwriter(s): Gordon Sumner
Copyright: Gordon Sumner, Gm Sumner
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Meaning to "Englishman In New York" song text (2 meanings)
Meem 05/31/12,04:16
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Am I the only one who knows Quentin Crisp and the story behind this song? You don't have to be an English Man in New York to relate to this song. Everyone's been a stranger once somewhere sometime.
Jure 04/22/12,17:43
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Have you ever felt like a complete stranger? Sometimes we are surrounded by people who just don't understand us. A person with no friends can still be a beautiful person you would want to meet.
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