Facing Down the American Dream

by WolfCryer

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- Facing Down the American Dream -

By the dawn’s early light

steadfast yet out of sight,

bloodthirsty enemies 

are on the other end.

Soliciting for what they lent

so you could buy some gas and bread,

and give your children shelter

from the storms.

They’re swinging left and swinging right,

keeping you off balance most of the time.

Your only chance for easy sleep,

in a fifth of rye.

Waking up with bloodshot eyes

you think they might not recognize,

you swapped your moral skin 

for a shot at a has-been.

You’re facing down the American Dream
in your shanty by the sea.
You're facing down the American Dream
it’s all over, there’s no closure
in conspiracies.

It’s a forty hour dive

without a chute into the sky.

It’s cinder blocks for boots,

jump in with both feet and you lose.

It’s a life for a degree

to prove your pedigree.

It’s a chance to be V.P

in Fortune 500 companies.

More going out than coming in,

it’s a truck load of chagrin.

It’s your family and your friends

in a pit built for killing.

It’s working late on Halloween,
never coming home on Christmas Eve,
It’s your daughter and your son
in the web with everyone.

It’s pressing down on the bereaved.
Giving all your money to a bully.

It’s a sucker punch to the gut,

cause you didn’t give 'em enough...

You’re facing down the American Dream

in your shanty by the sea.

You're facing down the American Dream

it’s all over, there’s no closure

in conspiracies.

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released February 5, 2017
Matt Baumann - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica

Written by Matt Baumann

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WolfCryer Cincinnati, Ohio

singer/songwriter, banjo, and guitar strummer from St. Louis Missouri.

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