Lyrics to Amazona
Lyrics to the song Amazona as recorded by Roxy Music.
Words & Music by Bryan Ferry & Phil Manzanera
Amazona is a zone where
There is no doubt
No more fall-out
Why don't you step through the mirror and see?
From Arizona to Eldorado
Sure is a mighty long way
Hey little girl is something wrong
I know it's hard for you to get along
The bell-tower rings
It tolls a hollow sound
But your castles in Spain
Still maybe realized
And longings more profound
You see, every cloud has a silver lining
And sometimes paradise around your corner lies
In Amazona everything is nice
Little one, come take my hand
I'll try to help you there
I'll take you there
Soon you'll see
We're almost there
This song was the first departure from Bryan Ferry being the only contributor to the Roxy Music canon. This track was co-written with Phil Manzanera.
Roxy performed this song live on the German live music TV show, Musikladen. It was featured during the 1973 tour, but has not been played live until the 2011 tour when Roxy included this in their set much to the delight of many of their fans.
. Rap artist, Ice T used a sample of the opening guitar motif as the foundation of one of his tracks, 'That's How I'm Living (On The Rox Mix)'.
What Phil says:
"This was on the Stranded album. Brian Eno had just left the band and the opportunity arose for me to contribute some music for the first time. It turned out to be my first recorded track on an album and I was very proud of it. When I finished recording the guitar part, everyone cheered in the control room."
- Andy Mackay Oboe and Saxophone (& Treatments)
- Bryan Ferry Voice And Piano
- Eddie Jobson Violin Synthesizer and Keyboards
- John Gustafson Bass
- Paul Thompson Drums And Timpani
- Phil Manzanera Guitar (& Treatments)