"American Dreaming" as written by and Brendan / Perry....
I need my conscience to keep watch over me
To protect me from myself
So I can wear honesty like a crown on my head
When I walk into the promised land
We've been too long American dreaming
And I think we all lost the way
Forlorn somnambulistic maniacal in the dark
I'm in love with an American girl
Though she's my best friend
I love her surreptitious smile
That hides the feelings within her
And we'll go dancing in the rings of laughter
And live along by the shores

Fervor on with her arms around she reside alone for the lost
Faith, underneath the rising wind blows
Faith, underneath the rising wind blows
How long how long?
Here alone on the grounds are millions seeds we left behind
Turned back by the fool of the doorway of
Never lost and found
We've been too long American dreaming
I think we've lost: lost the door
Fear on somnambulistic maniacal in the dark
Faith, underneath the rising wind blows
Faith, underneath the rising wind blows
How long how long?

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"American Dreaming" as written by Brendan Michael Perry


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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the first '???' you posted is:

    "Feel alone in the brands of rapture
    And leave alone for the loss"

    And the other '???' line is:

    "Here alone on the grounds of allegiances we've left behind"

    And of course the word before 'somnambulistic' is just 'forlorn' again.

    Hope this helps. :)
    Uber_Geekon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what this song means but I love it!
    Vovinon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to be a criticism abaout the american dream
    RWaterson July 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of a quote from "Fight Club":

    "Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."
    captainron042on April 09, 2011   Link

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