Film Institute (AFI) Top 100 movie songs of all time.
The very best lyrics from the greatest movies.
America by Rita Moreno
West Side Story >>
ANITA Puerto Rico My heart's devotion Let it sink back in the ocean Always the hurricanes blowing Always the population growing And the money owing And the sunlight streaming And the natives steaming I like the island Manhattan Smoke on your pipe And put that in!
GIRLS I like to be in America Okay by me in America Everything free in America
BERNARDO For a small fee in America
ANITA Buying on credit is so nice
BERNARDO One look at us and they charge twice
ROSALIA I'll have my own washing machine
INDIO What will you have though to keep clean?
ANITA Skyscrapers bloom in America
ROSALIA Cadillacs zoom in America
TERESITA Industry boom in America
BOYS Twelve in a room in America
ANITA Lots of new housing with more space
BERNARDO Lots of doors slaming in our face
ANITA I'll get a terrace apartment
BERNARDO Better get rid of your accent
ANITA Life can be bright in America
BOYS If you can fight in America
GIRLS Life is all right in America
BOYS If you're all white in America
GIRLS Here you are free and you have pride
BOYS Long as you stay on your own side
GIRLS Free to be anything you choose
BOYS Free to wait tables and shine shoes
BERNARDO Everywhere grime in America Organized crime in America Terrible time in America
Note: Many of photos and other items on this
site have been submitted by friends of the site.
We try not to infringe copyright but if you do
have copyright to any picture (or anything else)
and wish it removed please contact the