Living your life in the gray
Is the new American way
Are you a ghost or a credit card slave?
And you save your money in good faith
And you work hard for your living wage
But lately, have they seen our faces?

Because the dream's a lie
And the snake, it bit you
When you were awake
And the books don't lie
You are bankrupting
Because of all the loans you take

Big wave
Big wave
Big wave
It's going to hit you in a big wave
Big wave
Big wave
Big wave
It's going to hit you in a big wave

I can't sleep these days
And my blues, they won't go away
But there are these little red pills I been taking
And my doctor, she says that they're safe
But I been sleepwalking down to the lake
And waking up in the water

And the feeling's a lie
Because the snake, it bit me
When I wasn't awake
And the scripts, they lie
I have been poisoned because
All the things I take

Big wave
Big wave
Big wave
It's going to hit you in a big wave
Big wave
Big wave
Big wave
It's going to hit you in a big wave

I know you feel deprived
(But you don't touch me)
All of us still alive
(But you don't fuck me)
It's really just that I don't feel
Like doing it these days

And my love's a lie
Because the snake, he visits me
When you are away
And your dreams don't lie
I have been corrupted
Because of all the lovers I take

Big wave
Big wave
It's going to hit you in a big wave
Big wave
Big wave
Big wave
It's going to hit you in a big wave
Big wave
Big wave
Big wave
It's going to hit you in a big wave


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    General CommentI think she wrote this song about California. I saw her about a week ago and she played this song and said "as you guys know I'm from California, and California is kind of broke right now. So I wrote a song about it." I think this was the song.
    brisweet91on July 16, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionLiving your life in the gray
    Is the new American way
    We're spending what we haven't made
    And we save our money in good faith
    And we work hard for our living wage
    But the still the bank's gotta break

    Because the dream's a lie
    And the snake, it bit you
    When you were awake
    And the books are fried
    You are bankrupting
    Because all the loans you take

    Big wave
    Big wave
    Big wave
    It's going to hit you with a big wave


    I can't sleep these days
    And my blues, they won't go away
    So there are these little pills I been taking
    And my doctor, she says that they're safe
    But I been sleepwalking down to the lake
    And waking up in the water

    And the feeling's a lie
    But the snake, it bit me
    When I wasn't awake
    And the scripts, they lie
    I have been poisoned from
    All the things I take

    Big wave
    Big wave
    Big wave
    It's going to hit me with a big wave
    Big wave
    Big wave
    Big wave
    It's going to hit you with a big wave

    I know you feel deprived
    (You don't trust me)
    Our love is still alive
    (You haven't touched me)
    It's really just that I don't feel
    Like it much these days

    And my love's a lie
    Because the snake, he visits me
    When you are away
    And your dreams don't lie
    I have been corrupted
    Because of all the lovers I take

    Big wave
    Big wave
    Big wave
    You're going to hit me with a big wave
    Big wave
    Big wave
    Big wave
    It's going to hit you with a big wave
    Big wave
    Big wave
    Big wave
    It's going to hit you with a big wave
    tamagotchitownon July 17, 2010   Link

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