Who Sang American Dream? Better Than Ezra

Better Than Ezra Before the Robots cover art

Some other versions of "American Dream"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Kevin Griffin
release date: 2005-4-5
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:40
She was a midwestern prom queen
Got a boyfriend headed out west
They ended up in the valley
In a one-room apartment, a disconnected phone, yeah

Now 5 years later she's single
She's got 2 kids and a note
And if she gets a moment to herself
She can remember how everything used to go away

She says,

[Chorus:]
Where did the time go?
When everything was simple and free
I want to know what happened
Somebody woke me before I could have my American dream

Yeah, yeah, yeah

For 20 years he worked corporate
He planned to early retire
His CEO, he stole a billion dollars
Now he's working at Denny's hopin' for a raise

He thinks

[Chorus]

I'm a little bit rebel, I'm a big patriot
I can see both the sides of the coin
But it still gets a bit rough, everything is screwed up
Guess it's just the American way

Sometimes I wonder how you are
You're up in New York City with the family
I think I could have been your guy
It's just a moment in time where it's slipping all away.

[Chorus]



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Burned
  • 2 Daylight
  • 3 A Lifetime
  • 4 It’s Only Natural
  • 5 Overcome
  • 6 Special
  • 7 American Dream
  • 8 Our Last Night
  • 9 A Southern Thing
  • 10 Juicy
  • 11 Hollow
  • 12 Our Finest Year
  • 13 Breathless

  • Album Information
    label: Song Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 699675161729
    script: Latin