American Dream

Album: American Dream (1988)
Charted: 55
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  • I used to see you on every T.V
    Your smiling face looked back at me
    I used to see you on every T.V
    Your smiling face looked back at me

    Then they caught you with the girl next door
    People's money piled on the floor
    Accusations that you try to deny
    Revelations and rumors begin to fly

    Now you think about reaching out
    Try to get some help from above
    Now you think about reaching out
    Try to get some help from above
    Reporters crowd around your house
    Going through your garbage like a pack of hounds
    Speculating what they may find out
    It don't matter now, you're all washed up

    You wake up in the middle of the night
    Your sheets are wet and your face is white
    You tried to make a good thing last
    How could something so good, go bad, so fast?

    American dream, American dream
    American dream, American dream

    Don't know when things went wrong
    Might have been when you were young and strong
    Don't know when things went wrong
    Might have been when you were young and strong

    Reporters crowd around your house
    Going through your garbage like a pack of hounds
    Speculating what they may find out
    It don't matter now, you're all washed up

    Don't know when things went wrong
    Might have been when you were young and strong
    American dream, American dream
    Don't know when things went wrong
    Might have been when you were young and strong
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Comments: 3

  • Anonymous from Arroyo Grande CaBring the guys back..they are like no other.
  • Leia from San FranciscoThe last cut on this album, "Night Song" was written for the twenty-seventh episode of the reboot of the television series "The Twilight Zone."

    This program aired as the third episode of the second season in 1986–87 with a slight difference in the show's titling: "Nightsong."

    "Nightsong" is the only Twilight Zone episode to ever air without the iconic narration/voice over at either the beginning and the end. "Instead, the track for "Night Song" is played intro/outroing the episode.
  • Kevin from Reading , PaThis was a pretty poor Neil Young song, but, still, probably the third best song on this disappointing album. The best tracks were "Name of Love" also by Young and "Clear Blue Skies," a typically lightweight environmental tune from Nash, but still better than the rest of the dreck on this album.
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