Bye bye, The American Dream

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how
This country used to make me smile

And I knew if I worked hard
I could have my own backyard
And maybe I’d be happy for a while.

But the Oligarchy made me shiver
With all the mayhem they delivered
Bad news every morning
We all ignored the warnings

I can’t remember if I cried
When I realized a million died
But something touched me deep inside
The day democracy died.

So

Bye, bye The American Dream
Our country never was the way they made it to seem
Now the good ole boys have taken everything green
Knowing this is how we’re all gonna die

Did you write to your congressman
And do you have faith in government
If the President tells you so

Now do you believe in fairy tales
And do you know when a country fails
Can you teach me how to eat real slow?

Well, I know that you're in love with him
Cause I saw you clapping in the gym
You both kicked off your pride
Man, it’s like your souls had died

I was a lonely middle age refugee
With a knee deep mortgage and an SUV
But I knew I was out of luck
The day democracy died

I started singin'

Bye, bye The American Dream
Our country never was the way they made it to seem
Now the good ole boys have taken everything green
Knowing this is how we’re all gonna die

Now for ten years we’ve been all alone
The One Percent taking all we own
But, that's not how it used to be

When they told us about the American Dream
In classrooms filled with kids and teens
And a voice that said it was all meant to be

Oh and while the serfs were looking down
The bastards stole everything around
The country was adjourned
The verdict had been returned

And while the bankers preyed on their marks
The people partied in the parks
And we lit candles in the dark
The day democracy died

We were singin'

Bye, bye The American Dream
Our country never was the way they made it to seem
Now the good ole boys have taken everything green
Knowing this is how we’re all gonna die

Helter skelter in a summer swelter
They told us we better build fallout shelters
Sixteen trillion debt and rising fast

The Congress sank in deep morass
The people tried for a protest pass
And the police lined the streets enmasse

Now the city air was filled with gas
While the Constitution turned to trash
We all got up to stand
Oh, but this wasn’t really our land

Cause the banks they tried to take it all
The people took a nasty fall
Do you recall what was revealed
The day democracy died.

We started singin’

Bye, bye The American Dream
Our country never was the way they made it to seem
Now the good ole boys have taken everything green
Knowing this is how we’re all gonna die

Oh, and there we were all in one place
A turning point for the human race
With no time left to stop the train.

So come on all you people far and wide
Go and join in for the ride
Cause freedom is human’s only friend

And as I watched them march the streets
I raised my hands and stomped my feet
No child born today
Could see another way

And as the flames kept climbing in the night
From wars our leaders chose to fight
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day democracy died

He was singin’

Bye, bye The American Dream
Our country never was the way they made it to seem
Now the good ole boys have taken everything green
Knowing this is how we’re all gonna die

I met a girl who had the blues
And I tried to give her happy news
But I failed and she just walked away

I went down to the welfare store
A place I’d never been before
But the man there said I wasn’t qualified

And in the streets the people screamed
They asked what’s become of the American Dream
The truth had now been spoken
The system had been broken

And the three men I admire most
My Father, Son, and my Uncle Jost
We got together for a final toast
The day democracy died

And they were singin'

Bye, bye The American Dream
Our country never was the way they made it to seem
Now the good ole boys have taken everything green
Knowing this is how we’re all gonna die
Singing this is how we're all gonna die.

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Big Al's picture

Posting late so I'll be sleeping in, but for your morning reading. Long ass frigging song to try to copy I'll tell you that.

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Thanks kma,

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Always loved that song.

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Ugh...

Futbol Dad's picture

Travel day today.......

I am one with the cattle today.

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Well,

Big Al's picture

I tried anyway.

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Sorry!

Futbol Dad's picture

Good piece. Just my own issues today. I guess I should have put this in an open thread.

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