The American Dream Trilogy

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Prologue:

I wonder where we are
And what we're going to do
We have come so far
But where are we going to

It's hard to think about it
I hate to mention
I'm likely to get dismissed

But though we try to run and hide
Eventually, we deal

It's a shame
It's a shame
It's a simple crying shame (So what're we gonna do?)
It's a shame
It's a shame
Well it's really quite a shame

Show me who you are
Follow me to you
I see your shining star
Where you leading to?

It's hate to think about it
It's hard to mention
I'd rather just live in bliss

But though we try to duck and hide
Eventually we reel

It's a shame
It's a shame
It's a simple crying shame (So what're we gonna do?)
It's a shame
It's a shame
Well it's really quite a shame

The American Dream:

The day dawns gray and sullen
I know
The paper told me so

My wife's frying in the kitchen
I know
Cause I'm so fried

You see
We stayed up way past midnight
'til two or so

Trying to let it go
Got to let it go
It's hard to hang on so

The light is slowly fading
I know
I watched it on TV

W e both stare into the cathode
It glows
And time slips by

We'll probably stay up way past midnight
Until two or so

Time to let it go ...
Yeah it's so hard to know
When its time to let things go ...

And it'll be a long tomorrow
Today just seemed to last
Eternally ...

So let's forget it.
Let's just forget it

The Aftermath:

There might come a time
In someone's life
They just wake up to
What they have been missing

They might not be the type
Who looks too close
They broadbrush over things

I had this job
I called her my wife
She claims that I
Just never seem to listen

I'm not the type
I'm all in my head
Brushing over things

So maybe I should have learned to dance
Like a ballerina marrionette?

Maybe I learned that luck and chance
Is all about the bending tree
... and that's the way it has to be

There may come a time
In a person's life
Where they drop the ball and
Set the bridges burning

Cause it's not the style
They wanted for their life
They so backed into things

And maybe they'll never learn to dance
Like some ballerina marrionette
And maybe a turn of luck and chance
Is all about the breaking tree
And that's the way it has to be

I just could never learn to dance
Like a ballerina marrionette
So maybe I took a lucky chance
And reached escape velocity
But that's the way it's got to be
Yeah that's the way it's got to be
Yeah that's the way it's got to be
For me ...

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from Unfit For Consumption, released November 14, 2009

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Kevin White

After a stint in Special Ops, working covertly in the world's most dangerous hot spots, a chance meeting with a Zulu medicine man launched an interest in music.

For the healing power of song, as evidenced by Coca Cola's "We'd like to teach the world to sing", followed up by Pepsi's "The world sings out of tune", is instrumental-not in a literal sense, but a musical one; literally. Please enjoy.
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