It beats like a drum down in New Orleans Sings like a Motown melody It dreams like California Bigger than a Texas sky It bleeds, it scorns, but it shines when times get hard You can't break an American heart
She's up before the sun, on the run Another dollar another day another cup of coffee Thank you Lord For giving me one more She still leans on her dreams but it seems Sometimes she's the only one who still believes that life is hard So she takes it on with an American heart
Writer/s: JIM BEAVERS, JONATHAN SINGLETON
Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."