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02. American Dream

Oh! Gravity.
by Switchfoot



 

When success is equated with excess
The ambition for excess wrecks us
When top of the mind becomes the bottom line
When success is equated with excess

If youíre time ainít be nothing for money
I start to feel really bad for you honey
Maybe honey put youíre money where your mouthís been running
If youíre time ainít be nothing but money

I want out of this machine
It doesnít feel like freedom

(chorus)
This ainít my American dream
I want to live and die for bigger things
Iím tired of fighting for just me
This ain't my American dream

When success is equated with excess
When weíre fighting for the beamer, the lexus
As the heart and soul breathing the company goals
Where success is equated with excess

I want out of this machine
It doesnít feel like freedom

(chorus)

Cause babyís always talkin Ďbout a ring
And talk has always been the cheapest thing
Is it true would you do what I want you to
If I show up with the right amount of bling?

Like a puppet on a monetary string
Maybe weíve been caught singing
red, white, blue, and green
But that ainít my America,
That ainít my American dream

(chorus)




Behind the Song:
'I am proud to be an American. Proud of my grandfather who was shot down in World War Rwo. Proud of some of my best friends who are in the Marines. I believe in a nation that is serving a higher calling than a TV. I have nothing against the material world. I have nothing against consumerism as a social structure. Certainly we are consumers with physical bodies, but if that's all we are we've lost what it means to be human. When success is equated with excess the ambition for excess wrecks us. As the top of the mind becomes the bottom line when success is equated with excess.' Ė Jon Foreman (Switchfoot)

 

 

 

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