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1988 Nov America
Title: America
Artist: Gary Numan

1. America 3:00 
2. Respect (Live '88) 4:22 

How old: This Single is old!
Release Date: 1988 Nov 
Format: 7"
Record Label: Illegal Records
Catalogue No: ILS 1004
Price Guide: 3.00
Country:  UK
Additional info: Deleted 
Highest Chart Position: 49
Full Artist List: Gary Numan (Vocals, Keyboards, Drum Programming)
Keith Beauvais (Guitar)
Ian Herron (Percussion)
Mike Smith (Keyboards)
Tessa Niles (Vocals)
Andy Coughlan (Bass)
Dick Morrisey (Saxophone)
Peter Haycock (Guitar, Slide Guitar)
RRussell Bell (Guitar)
Martin Elliott (Bass)
Chris Payne (Violin)

Recorded at Black Barn Studios, Studio House, The Factory, Rock City Sound Studios

Engineered by Ted Miller, Ray Hedges, Tim Summerhayes
Assisted by Julie Gibson

Mixed at Popps Farm by Nick Smith, Ben Fenner, Assisted by Robin Black



America was to be the final single from Metal Rhythm America was remixed for the single version and appeared on all four formats. With no promo video and just one TV appearance to promote the record, it was perhaps not surprising that this Catchy and well produced song filed to break the top 40. America got to No 49 in the UK charts.


(1988, single from "Metal Rhythm" album)

I'm in a car
And I'm over you
I'm a passenger
And I'm over you

I'm looking for America
I'm looking for you

I'm in a glasshouse
And I'm over you
I'm thin, far too thin
And I'm over you

I'm in a corner
And I'm over you
I'm old, far too old
And I'm over you 

('Metal Rhythm' album, 1988)

That's OK
If that's the way you want to play it
I don't mind
I can play it any way

You won't stop
Until I pull you to pieces
Which I will in time
But I'm still curious

You're so young
Not one backbone between you
But you think you'll make a hero
Quite peculiar

You're just boys
You don't know what you've angered
Did you know you're talking to the heart
Of the machine

Welcome boys
Welcome to the real world
I could almost feel sorry
But I could be wrong

I know you
I know what you've been doing
I know where you live
And I know where you are

You know me
I'm the smiling assassin
You know I won't forgive
And you know I won't forget

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