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  1. American Dreamer

From the recording Welcome to the Ruse

Steve Karos - Vocals
Nick Scallorn - Guitar
Darrell Nutt - Drums
Mixed/Mastered - Maor Barazani

Lyrics

Where have you gone John Gault, remember me?
I try so God damn hard, I cant compete.
They do it cheaper, overseas.
Left me holding on, to these broken dreams.
My weary body aches, at the break of dawn.
I kiss my kids goodbye, work my fingers to the bone.
Mary hides her tears, in these empty walls.
But the ghost of what we lost, keeps coming back for more

American dreamer, don't tread on me.
I'm gonna make a fortune, it's a land of opportunity.
American dreamer, I need a little more.
To settle the deed, and settle the score.

I watch them run for office, year after year.
A bunch of demagogues, tell you what you wanna hear.
But nothing changes, it only stays the same
The rich keep getting richer, and the working man feels the pain.
They took my eldest boy, to the middle east.
Some God forsaken war, that makes no sense to me.
They want it all, blood from a stone.
You wanna fix somebody's problems, start right here at home.

American dreamer, don't tread on me.
I'm gonna make a fortune, it's a land of opportunity.
American dreamer, tired and true.
This conscience bleeds red, white and blue.

Desperate times, friends of a friend .
Found a job for me, I cant tell you what it is.
If I'm not home tonight, kiss the kids goodbye.
Tell em' that I loved, tell em' that I tried.

American dreamer, don't tread on me.
I'm gonna make a fortune, it's a land of opportunity.
American dreamer, I need a little more.
To settle the deed, and settle the score.

American dreamer, not so bad.
I only want, what the Jones's have.
American dreamer, tired and true.
This conscience bleeds red, white and blue

American dreamer, American dreamer.

Words & Music - Steve Karos
credits
released August 2, 2017
Steve Karos - Vocals
Nick Scallorn - Guitar
Darrell Nutt - Drums
Mixed/Mastered - Maor Barazani
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