"American Music" as written by and Gordon Gano....
Do you like American music
I like American music
Don't you like American music baby
I want you to hold me
I want your arms around me
I want you to hold me baby
Did you do too many drugs
I did too many drugs
Did you do too many drugs too baby
You were born too late
I was born too soon
But every time I look at that ugly moon
It reminds me of you
It reminds me of you ooh ooh ooh
I need a date to the prom
Would you like to come along
But nobody would go to the prom with me baby
They didn't like American music
They never heard American music
They didn't know the music was in my soul baby
You were born too soon
I was born too late
But every time I look at that ugly lake
It reminds me of me
It reminds me of me
Do you like American music
We like American music
I like American music baby
Do you like American music
We like all kinds of music
But I like American music best
Baby you were born too late
And I was born too late
But every time I look at that ugly lake
It reminds me of me
It reminds me of me
Do you like American music
It reminds me of me
Do you like American music


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"American Music" as written by Gordon James Gano

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  • +3
    General Commenthe sounds like he was on several drugs during the recording
    CoopFloydon January 11, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHah, actually um
    I think this song's making fun of American music

    And it's great
    xaligalxon June 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentheh, this is "my song."

    Also, I am playing this over and over tonight, because of the lines about prom and drugs. Tonight is my school's prom and I couldn't find anyone to ask, so instead I am chillilng at home getting high. heh, wonderful.
    Spikeyon May 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about german industry
    ilikestuffandyouon December 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFun and amusing. hehe. :)
    anna118kon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song!!!!!!!!
    BeautifulDarknesson May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHa, I love this song.
    BigMac72on July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite Violent Femmes song.
    ubermaxon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think that there is too much symbolism in this one. It's just a feel good song where the narrator gives props to none other than American music and remembers his high school years... wanting girls but them being just out of his reach, partying too much, being rejected, being an oddball. I can relate
    an_outcast_slugon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the meaning is clear, i did too many drugs
    whoaon September 21, 2004   Link

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