Kids in West Germany

Kids in West Germany

Cover version of Kim Wilde's Kids in America, recorded by the Maniacs. The song features an altered title and altered lyrics. The newly written lyrics were made by Peter Thomas.

The track appeared on the band's 1990 album 'Thrown to the dogs', which was released in 1990.

Lyrics

Looking at that ragged old man there
All around the crowd in the
city goes running by
I walk here alone
And I wonder why

Friday night and everyone's grooving
I can see the wealth
And it's oozing
All around
Is there something new in this dirty town?

Downtown careers are growing
Downtown a fortune is waiting

For the kids in West Germany
For the kids in West Germany
Everybody lives for the money around

Bright lights and Sex Bars I'm passing
No girl, I don't want you for money
Not a single time
I can't understand this, is that a crime?
Sky high, buildings are reaching
Built from the profit they make in South Africa
You know business is cruel,
Business may leave a scar

Come closer, see for yourself now
Gotta see the banks and the beggers, never mind!
Oh don't try to fool me, you can't be blind
And then we pass along park trees
And meet the ragged old man, he's living here
Is there something else in this dirty town?

Downtown the punks they are going
There's a new age coming I warn ya

For the kids in West Germany
For the kids in West Germany
Everybody lives for the money around