Scott-Heron, Gil - Madison Avenue Lyrics




Pretty pictures in your favorite magazines
span the distance between you and Mr Clean(?)
You can take part in the All-American dream
just fill your house up with a million
products you don't need.

You don't ever have to use them.
Buying is all that's asked of you.
But if it's so Goddamn incredible
you can't believe it's true
it's Madison Avenue

Make it all commercial
there ain't nothin' folks won't buy
New fuel to fire up the monsters of Free Enterprise
Gizmos and gadgets, batteries to make them run
Just give your check up at the first of every month

And don't wake up to the uselessness
'till your whole life is overdue.
'Cause if it's so Goddamn incredible
you can't believe it's true
it's Madison Avenue

They can sell sand to a man livin' in the desert.
They can sell tuna to the chicken of the sea...
You are surrounded and confounded and
dumbfounded by the happenings yes it's true
it's Madison Avenue





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Scott-Heron, Gil Madison Avenue Comments
  1. T.... C....

    Madison Avenue in New York is what he's referring to.

  2. T.... C....

    Madison Avenue! This song is at least 40 years old, and it's still banging every time I hear it, it gets me. Bouncin'

  3. T.... C....

    One of Gil's best songs ever. Seriously Grooving with the best on this one.

  4. L.... ....

    This needs more views !!!

  5. A.... O....

    Exposing Mad Men and the nation suffers to have!!!😟😟😟👏👏👏🎓🎓🎓💰💰💰

  6. d.... ....

    It's so true it hurts.

  7. r.... ....

    ..they can Sell Sand To A Man Living On A Desert...

  8. M.... J....

    Madison Avenue in Chicago Oh my goodness fits this to a Tee.

    M.... J....

    L fish, Goldblatts, R&Bs 70s Madison st. was different vibe,the 68 riots reshaped Madison st.

  9. T.... ....

    poet, musician, teacher, activist, they don't make'em like Gil no more

    T.... ....

    the teacher, LEARN!!!!

    T.... ....

    Still real talk 12/12/19!!!

  10. P.... ....

    this sounds like something Pharrell would be inspired by.

  11. B.... G....

    "Madison Avenue"

    Pretty pictures in your favorite magazines
    span the distance between you and Mr Clean(?)
    You can take part in the All-American dream
    just fill your house up with a million
    products you don't need.

    You don't ever have to use them.
    Buying is all that's asked of you.
    But if it's so Goddamn incredible
    you can't believe it's true
    it's Madison Avenue

    Make it all commercial
    there ain't nothin' folks won't buy
    New fuel to fire up the monsters of Free Enterprise
    Gizmos and gadgets, batteries to make them run
    Just give your check up at the first of every month

    And don't wake up to the uselessness
    'till your whole life is overdue.
    'Cause if it's so Goddamn incredible
    you can't believe it's true
    it's Madison Avenue

    They can sell sand to a man livin' in the desert.
    They can sell tuna to the chicken of the sea...
    You are surrounded and confounded and
    dumbfounded by the happenings yes it's true
    it's Madison Avenue

    B.... G....

    Bruno Guerra thx

    B.... G....

    Wow totally changed my perception of the song

  12. S.... S....

    Love this song!!!