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American Dream

This song is by Hayes Carll and appears on the album What It Is (2019).

I lit the fire, poured out the bottle
Asked the moonlight what it might have seen
If we danced, I can't remember
I fell down into the American Dream

Been too long in the Devil's workshop
So I'm driving the backbone to change the scenery
Here come the horses through purgatory
They fell down into the American Dream

Summer time sunshine, shine on me
Show me where I'm going

I'll find an old friend in El Dorado
Like Harry Dean Stanton on a drive-in screen
A tumbleweed blowing through Paris, Texas
He fell down into the American Dream

Sun-bleached dresses wavin' from a clothesline
Come Saturday evening, they'll have a place to be
I'll pick some flowers to take to her Mama
I fell down into the American Dream

Summer time sunshine, shine on me
Won't you show me where I'm goin'?
Leaving San Francisco for New Orleans
I can hear that rooster crowin'

Spit and polish the ancient story
Love and glory, gold and greed
Nothing changes, even if it wants to
We go down into the American Dream

We go down, baby
On down to New Orleans
Down, baby
Only finding what it means

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