I learned to pray with my eyes closed.
But I never thought that meant
Turning blindly to grace.
And I'd rather see when the sun sets,
And open my eyes to a world full of pain

America
Dream your dreams.
Ignore and neglect the strangers needs.

America
To love or gain.
Dream your dreams.
Raise up your hands for the blessing.
Bow your heads and bury your gold.
Close your eyes to compassion.
Say your prayerse and wait for your circle to grow.

America
Dream your dreams.
Of wealth and success in Jesus name.

America
Dream your dreams.
Ignore and neglect the strangers needs

America
To love or gain
Dream your dreams.
Have we no ounce of love in our veins?

America
Dream your dreams
Of wealth and success in Jesus name.

America
Dream your dreams.
Ignore and neglect the strangers needs.

America
To love or gain.
Dream your dreams.


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    General Commentthis song is pretty straightforward.
    it's about the greedy of the wealthy americans who claim to be christians, but keep their money to themselves and "ignore and neglect the strangers" or poor peoples needs. where's their compassion? not there.
    Oh! Emilyon August 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthe's targeting those people in this song.
    Oh! Emilyon August 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the whole first stanza is about how he's trying to keep his faith, but human nature keeps on letting him down. This song seems to be about how Americans as a generalization seem to always choose personal gain over sharing love to those less fortunate
    serenity23on August 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs I become more aware of others hardships, just basic struggles in daily life that I've never had to deal with, I realize that I need to give away a lot of what I have. Songs like this are too scarce but always speak to me the most.

    Listen to Watashi Wa (before they were called Lakes) "All that I can't keep." It is my favorite song of all time and it basically says when we die, we can't keep our possessions, so why not give them away and live with a better meaning.
    DVDAIon July 18, 2009   Link

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