"American Dream" as written by and Kevin Griffin....
She was a midwestern prom queen
Got a boyfriend headed out west
They ended up in the valley
In a one-room apartment, a disconnected phone, yeah

Now 5 years later she's single
She's got 2 kids and a note
And if she gets a moment to herself
She can remember how everything used to go away

She says,

[Chorus:]
Where did the time go?
When everything was simple and free
I want to know what happened
Somebody woke me before I could have my American dream

Yeah, yeah, yeah

For 20 years he worked corporate
He planned to early retire
His CEO, he stole a billion dollars
Now he's working at Denny's hopin' for a raise

He thinks

[Chorus]

I'm a little bit rebel, I'm a big patriot
I can see both the sides of the coin
But it still gets a bit rough, everything is screwed up
Guess it's just the American way

Sometimes I wonder how you are
You're up in New York City with the family
I think I could have been your guy
It's just a moment in time where it's slipping all away.

[Chorus]


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"American Dream" as written by Kevin Griffin

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    General CommentThis song is about how life can change on you before you realize it. It starts off with the midwester prom queen headed west with her boyfriend looking for a great life together. She ends up a single mother of two in a one room apartment. And she's left wonderin what happened and "where did the time go?" The song continues with the corporate business man planning to early retire until his CEO steals from the company forcing it into bankruptcy and the guy is left "working at Denny's hoping for a raise." Wondering "where did the time go?" The song ends with a personal note. The singer tells this girl about how he thinks he could've been her guy but now she's living in New York City with a family.
    chaotic_messon November 20, 2007   Link

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