The Americans Lyrics

by John Mellencamp

I like my heroes to be honest and strong
I wear t-shirts and blue jeans
I try to understand all the cultures of this world
I'm an American from the Midwest

When I speak, I have a southern drawl
I mind my manners most of the time
When you come down here, stop and say hello
I'm an American from south of the Mason Dixon line

I'm an American, I'm an American
I respect you and your point of view
I'm an American, I'm an American
And I wish you good luck with whatever you do

I start my day and I'm ready to work
I'm responsible and I like to get things done
If you ever need some help, come and look my way
'Cause I try to be here for everyone

I'm an American, I'm an American
I respect you and your point of view
I'm an American, I'm an American
And I wish you good fortune with whatever you do

They call me the land of opportunity
With our agriculture and beautiful movie stars
We can turn our dreams into a way of life
So be happy and be who you are

I'm an American, I'm an American
I respect you and your point of view
I'm an American, I'm an American
And I wish you good luck with whatever you do