STATESIDE (Robert J. Purvis and William Elliott)


There you go, here I am

You're really hooked on Uncle Sam

America is where you want to go

You really got a taste for the...


Stateside, girl, why now?

Stateside, girl, why now?

Stateside, girl, why now?


Must you go, why can't you stay?

Leave it 'til another day

Your dreams will all come true one-by-one

Wait awhile, I'll help you by


Stateside, girl, why now?

Stateside, girl, why now?

Stateside, girl, why now?


With the sun in your eyes

Have you finally arrived?

[guitar solo]


Tell me, have you seen it all?

Found what you've been searchin' for?

Ever wish that you were back home?

Will they keep hold of you?


Stateside, girl, why now?

Stateside, girl, why now?

Stateside, girl, why now?

Stateside, girl, why now?

Stateside, girl, why now?

Stateside, girl, why now?

Stateside, girl, why now?



©1979

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan