Working hard from day to day now, I get a check that barely lasts
I'm just another no choice member in Uncle Sam's desperation class
Finding it hard to face my wife, new kid born out of shotgun life
20 years old and I love them both, see no sunshine in our skies

Silently we pray for turbulence to break
How much more financial stress can we all take?

Getting closer to our limit
We chase the penthouse from the basement
Our current rat race, we run to standstill
This is our fading American dream

Bad news coming in, these high rent rates gouge us thin
The sands of time are running down as we slip further behind

Bleeding my family, they're stretched too
Eviction notes, what can I do?
20 years old, feel my life on hold
Yell at a school-taught God, oh why?

Silently we pray for turbulence to break
How much more financial stress can we all take?

Getting closer to our limit
We chase the penthouse from the basement
Our current rat race, we run to standstill
This is our fading American dream

Have we ever been above water?
Do we ever see ourselves coming out of it alive?

Getting closer to our limit
We chase the penthouse from the basement
Our current rat race, we run to standstill
This is our fading American dream

I got no time now to go and cry now
Leave for a second job, don't want to go poor
I'm just searching for my dignity
This is our fading American dream


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    General Commentno one has left any comments yet? this song is pretty good. it's on this years warped comp. i had never heard of street dogs until i bought the warped '07 cd. the song is pretty self explanatory. fewer people are living the american dream. people don't have time to dream big when they are trying to make ends meet
    linz9211on June 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentvery under apprecitiated band, i have seen them live twice and they play with great intensity and passion. you have to check them out if your into celtic/punk rock. there only getting bigger, i hope success doesnt go to there heads to many indie/punk/folk bands are being ruined by the industry
    CLARKieston February 26, 2008   Link

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