"All American Girl" as written by and Melissa Etheridge....
She wakes up in the morning
With a pain in her jet black head
A decaf coffee in her hand
And a Marlboro red
She drives down to the office
In her Japanese car
With the radio blasting
She dreams of taking it too far
But today she'll pay the bills
She won't think about the thrills
That pass away

She's an all American girl
An all American girl
And she will live and die in this man's world
An all American girl

Her eyes are black as leather
And her hair is killer red
How could she keep the baby
When she can barely keep her head
She don't owe nobody nothing
And she ain't on the street
But these drinks are getting heavy
And these lips are getting weak
She don't understand
Why she can't climb out of the sand
And break away

She's an all American girl
An all American girl
And she will live and die in this man's world
An all American girl

Her lover never came home
And it's half past three
Today her best friend told her
He's HIV
Something's gotta give somewhere
Forcing circles into squares
She keeps pushing on

She's an all American girl
An all American girl
And she will live and die in this man's world
An all American girl


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"All American Girl" as written by Melissa Etheridge

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    General CommentIt certainly is.

    I think it's basically just an ode to the strength and endurance of women...particularly American women. :P
    starpatrolleron November 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis I one of Melissa's best songs ever.
    alwaysfrogishon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that this is her commentary on the struggles and endurance of being a woman in a man's world. An american woman who is human but yet strong enough to keep her head above water without a man's help.
    ICUP32on November 29, 2013   Link

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