American Dreams

Album: Crooked Teeth (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • The song represents the hurt America was going through at the time. "America is struggling, America is divided, America is hurting right now," explains Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix. "We're at a fever pitch of confusion, smoke and mirrors, blatant lies. The American Dream is on the chopping block."

    He added: "Have you ever thought that war was a sickness? My father is a Vietnam veteran. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the disintegration of the American family are things I've dealt with personally. I know other people relate."
  • Shot in Shaddix's rural Northern California hometown of Sacramento, the song's music video was produced and directed by Bryson Roatch. The clip features a cast of real-life Americans fighting in vain to create their own version of the elusive American Dream.

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