America (West Side Story) / Leonard Bernstein

Alejandro Tantanian's choice

Sí: América. / Yes: America.

Anita: Puerto Rico
My heart's devotion
Let it sink back in the ocean
Always the hurricanes blowing
Always the population growing
And the money owing
And the sunlight streaming
And the natives steaming
I like the island Manhattan
Smoke on your pipe
And put that in!

Girls: I like to be in America
Okay by me in America
Everything free in America

Bernardo: For a small fee in America

Anita: Buying on credit is so nice

Bernardo: One look at us and they charge twice

Rosalia: I'll have my own washing machine

Indio: What will you have though to keep clean?

Anita: Skyscrapers bloom in America

Rosalia: Cadillacs zoom in America

Teresita: Industry boom in America

Boys: Twelve in a room in America

Anita: Lots of new housing with more space

Bernardo: Lots of doors slaming in our face

Anita: I'll get a terrace apartment

Bernardo: Better get rid of your accent

Anita: Life can be bright in America

Boys: If you can fight in America

Girls: Life is all right in America

Boys: If you're all white in America

Girls: Here you are free and you have pride

Boys: Long as you stay on your own side

Girls: Free to be anything you choose

Boys: Free to wait tables and shine shoes

Bernardo: Everywhere grime in America
Organized crime in America
Terrible time in America

Anita: You forget I'm in America

Bernardo: I think I'll go back to San Juan

Anita: I know what boat you can get on

Bernardo: Everyone there will give big cheer!

Anita: Everyone there will have moved here.

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