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    "American Dream" Lyrics

    Lucinda Williams

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    Last time I saw you, you had dirt under your nails
    Your eyes were glassy and you looked so pale
    You said my life has become a livin' hell
    Ain't got enough money to pay my bills

    Everything is wrong
    Everything is wrong

    Got a friend with a needle stuck in his arm
    He got hooked on heroin in Vietnam
    It used to help kill the pain some of the time
    Now I can't sleep at all since I got back home

    I worked in the strip mines off and on
    Now I can't seem to get rid of this cough
    Ain't been many jobs these last few months
    And the last one I had I got laid off

    I ain't got no hot water and they shut off the heat
    Can you loan me some money for something to eat
    Been out here on this corner for about a week
    Tryin' hard to stand on my own two feet

    They want to try and tell me where I can live
    They kicked me off my land and told me they'd give me
    A nice little tract house with running water
    But how am I gonna explain that to my Navajo mother

    My American dream almost came true
    But the things they promised me never came through
    I believe in the American dream
    But things are never quite what they seem

    Everything is wrong [Repeat: x4]
    This song was submitted on July 16th, 2010 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Peermusic Publishing.
    Written by Lucinda Williams.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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