On the Amazon

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Don McLean

Donald "Don" McLean (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter. He is most famous for the 1971 album American Pie, containing the renowned songs "American Pie" and "Vincent". more »

There's a danger zone, not a stranger zone
Than the little plot I walk on that I call my home
Full of eerie sights, weird and skeery sights
Every vicious animal that creeps and crawls and bites!! 
On the Amazon, the prophylactics prowl On the Amazon, the hypodermics howl On 
the Amazon, you'll hear a scarab scowl and sting zodiacs on the wing 
All the stalactites and vicious vertebrae
Hunt the stalagmites while laryngitis slay
All that parasites that come from Paraguay in the spring
Hmm, hmm hmmm 
Snarling equinox among the rocks will seize you
And the Fahrenheit comes out at night to freeze you 
Wild duodenum are lurking in the trees
And the jungle swarms with green apostrophes
Oh, the Amazon is calling me 
On the Amazon, the pax vobiscum bite
On the Amazon, the epiglottis fight
On the Amazon, the hemispheres at night all slink where the agnostics drink 
All the hippodromes that lie concealed in mud
Hunt the metronomes that live in swamp and flood
Then the kodachromes run out and drink their blood, poor ginks 
While velocipedes among the weeds will scare you
And the menopause with hungry jaws ensnares you 
Frenzied adenoids infest the hills and slopes
Everyone avoids the deadly stethoscopes 
Oh, the Amazon is calling
Yes, the Amazon is calling
Oh, the Amazon is calling me-ee!!

Written by: CLIFFORD GREY, GREATREX NEWMAN, VIVIAN ELLIS

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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