We were raised by wolves
and we are still wild.
And we have when the troubled wind blows.

And in the TV's blue light
Oh, assassins will lie
Every wail just a-goin' down slow


So don't tread on me for I am your brother.
I was born with an American heart.
And don't tread on her for she is your sister.
She was born with an American heart.

and all the people you meet
down in the street
may be good but they don't wanna know
so they cover their eyes
for who wants to be sad?
Life is sweet at the bottom of the sea.

So don't tread on me for I am your brother.
I was born with an American heart.
And don't tread on her for she is your sister.
She was born with an American heart.

And the mothers will cry.
Fathers stay up all night
with the worry that goes to the bones.
And if your god makes war
then he's no god I know
'cuz Christ would not send boys to die.

So don't tread on me for I am your brother.
I was born with an American heart.
And don't tread on her for she is your sister.
She was born with an American heart.

Don't you get low as hell
When a pay stub is felt by a man
with the blackest of minds.
And above the den let the sighing begin
as were bound for the longest of days.

So don't tread on me for I am your brother.
I was born with an American heart.
And don't tread on her for she is your sister.
She was born with an American heart.


Lyrics submitted by rubymae91407, edited by NorthWriter

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    General CommentTruly cannot believe no one has commented on AA Bondy yet. His voice is beautiful and his songs will stab you in the heart when you least expect it.
    erinx3on September 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat erinx3 said :) Perfect cover of a neil young song, it's simplistic but so beautiful
    Zuuzon February 19, 2010   Link

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