America Guys: Twelve in a room in America! West Side Story Anita: Anita: Puerto Rico Lots of new housing with more space. My heart's devotion Let it sink back in the ocean Bernando: Always the hurricanes blowing Lots of doors slamming in our face. Always the population growing And the money owing Anita: And the sunlight streaming I'll have a terrace apartment. And the natives steaming I like the island Manhattan Bernando: Smoke on your pipe Better get rid of your accent. And put that in! Anita: Girls: Life can be bright in America. I like to be in America! O.K. by me in America! Guys: Ev'rything free in America. If you can fight in America. Bernando: Girls: For a small fee in America! Life is allright in America. Anita: Guys: Buying on credit is so nice. If your all-white in America. Bernando: Guys: One look at us, and they charge twice. la-la-la-la-la America... America la-la-la-la-la America... America Rosalia: I have my own washing machine. Girls: Here you are free and you have pride. Indio: What will you have, though, to keep clean? Guys: Long as you stay on your own side. Girls Anita: Skyscrapers bloom in America, Girls: Rosalia: Cadillacs zoom in America, Free to be anything you choose. Consuelo: Industry boom in America. Guys: Free to wait tables and shine shoes! Bernando: Everywhere grime in America, Organized crime in America, Terrible time in America. Anita: You forget I'm in America. Bernando: I think I'll go back to San Juan. Anita: I know a boat you can get on. girls; bye bye! bernardo; uh-huh Bernando: Everyone there will give big cheer! Anita: Everyone there will have moved here. All: Ole!
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