The American Dream (4th of July)

by Dan Sullivan

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Two old pals sippin’ coffee at a corner cafe
Readin’ newspaper want ads that have nothing to say
Small talk is one way of passing the time
But once they made cars on an assembly line
Eddie and Leon used to put on the hoods
They lived in the suburbs and thought life was good
Now they’ve had to downsize all the plans that they made
Cause 6 months ago their jobs moved away

So roll up the sidewalk as tight as a drum
They’ve shut down the last Dairy Queen
You can turn out the lights on Main Street tonight
And wave goodbye to the American Dream

Morning in Milltown the first rays of sun
Fall on a steel mill whose work is all done
Boarded up windows, gates chained and locked
Where steel used to sing by the ring of the clock
Ray learned his lessons real well back in school
Took a job in the steel mill and followed all the rules
But now he flips burgers for the minimum wage
Just an old baby boomer showing his age

So roll up the sidewalk as tight as a drum
They’ve shut down the last Dairy Queen
You can turn out the lights on Main Street tonight
And wave goodbye to the American Dream

When the Captains of Commerce look overseas
A cheap labor market is all that they see
Maximum profits and minimum pay
The American Dream being auctioned away

So roll up the sidewalk as tight as a drum
They’ve shut down the last Dairy Queen
You can turn out the lights on Main Street tonight
And wave goodbye to the American Dream

Turn out the lights at the ballpark tonight
And wave goodbye to the American Dream

Load what you can in a Mayflower Van
And wave goodbye to the American Dream
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released July 4, 2017
© Dan Sullivan 2016

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Dan Sullivan Kalamazoo, Michigan

Some people like gardening, working on cars or woodworking. Others enjoy knitting, collecting stamps or coins. That kind of thing. I like writing songs.

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