American Dream

Story Behind The Song

I witnessed the September 11th attacks, I was working in NYC at the time. I remember walking to work and that sunny day only to arrive to planes falling from the sky. Hurricane Katrina destroyed my hometown - Gulfport MS - and so I was deeply affected b

Song Description

Can be interpreted 2 ways. American Dream was written about 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina - but you can also interpret it as a failed relationship. The song describes a person unaware of the danger around her. Thinks she as well as the people are kept bli

Song Length 4:00 Genre Pop - Alternative, Rock - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Annoyed, Uptight Subject Danger, Anti
Similar Artists Fleetwood Mac, Sheryl Crow Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

AMERICAN DREAM

Tuesday morning, and the sun is shinning down on me.
Well, Good Morning! I nod my head, smile and agree.
I didn?t realize that there was death in the air.
I must apologize.

It goes unnoticed; as one by one they disappear.
And with no warning; I was left with nothing to fear.
Then wings fell from the sky, I can?t believe my eyes.
And I stand traumatized.

Chorus:
And It?s so easy to ignore.
Till the flames, start to burn your feet. Yeah
And you can cry no I don?t care
Cause baby talk is cheap.
Well The American Dream, for you and me.
I say it aint what it seems; no no it aint what it seems.

Verse
Monday morning, and the clouds suddenly appear
And with no warning, the levees break and now I?m swimming in fear
I guess I should have known what you already knew but hell, there goes my home. Yeah!

Chorus:
It?s so easy to ignore.
Till the flames, start to burn your feet. Yeah
And you can cry, I don?t care
Cause baby, talk is cheap.
The American Dream, for you and me.
I say it aint what it seems; Oh no it aint what it seems
The American Dream, for you and me.
I say it aint what it seems; oh no it aint what it seems

Bridge:
Now people talking. People talking how life is unfair ? so unfair.
And they?ll keep talking; they?ll keep talking until somebody hears

Chorus:
It?s so easy to ignore.
Till the flames, start to burn your feet. Yeah!
And you can cry; I don?t care
But baby, talk is cheap. Yeah!

And It?s so easy to ignore.
Till the flames, start to burn your feet. Yeah
And you can cry no I don?t care
Cause baby, talk is cheap. Yeah!

Well the American Dream, for you and me.
I say it aint what it seems, oh no it aint what it seems
The American Dream for you and me
I say it aint what t seems, oh no no it aint what it seems
Yeah the American Dream, I say it aint what it seems
I guess I should have known that there was death in the air.

Lyrics Trina Taylor Music Trina Taylor
Producer Doug Beiden Label none
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
The Kingpins My Top Songs 9/22/2007

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