Sting:Englishman In New York

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“Englishman in New York”
Artist: Sting
Albums: The Very Best of Sting & The Police (1997)

I don't drink coffee, I take tea, my dear
I like my toast done on one side
And you can hear it on my accent
When I talk
I'm an Englishman in New York
See me walking down Fifth Avenue
A walking cane here at my side
I take it everywhere I walk
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien. I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

If "manners make a man" as someone said
He's the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself, no matter what they say
I'm an alien. I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety
You can end up as the only one
Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society
At night a candle's brighter than the sun
I'm an alien. I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

Takes more than combat gear to make a man
Takes more than a license for a gun
Confront your enemies
Avoid them when you can
A gentleman will walk and never run
I'm an alien. I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York