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Steely Dan Database: lyrics of "I.G.Y."

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Lyrics of

I.G.Y.

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Standing tough under stars and stripes
We can tell
This dreams in sight
You've got to admit it
At this point in time that it's clear
The future looks bright
On that train all graphite and glitter
Undersea by rail
Ninety minutes from New York to Paris
Well by '76 we'll be A.O.K.

What a beautiful world this will be
What a glorious time to be free
What a beautiful world this will be
What a glorious time to be free

Get your ticket for that wheel in space

While there's time
The fix is in
You'll be a witness
To that game of chance in the sky
You know we've got to win
Here at home we'll play in the city
Powered by the sun
Perfect weather for a streamlined world 
There'll be spandex jackets one for everyone

[Chorus]

On that train all graphite and glitter
Undersea by rail
Ninety minutes from New York to Paris
(More leisure for artists everywhere)
A just machine to make big decisions
Programmed by fellows with compassion and vision

We'll be clean when their work is done
We'll be eternally free yes and eternally young

[Chorus]
	
	

Authors

Person Music Lyrics
Donald Fagen Yes Yes

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