American Dreamer

 

written by Gene Clark

 

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Think of all the things that money can buy
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A ranch in the mountains and a pleasure for your eye
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Then maybe think of all the things that a dollar bill won't bring
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Like someone to hold you close and a song for you to sing
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And then think of all the years that it takes to be a fool
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Like the lessons you learn in a lifetime like your lifetime was a school
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And then think of things that don't turn out what they seem
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Like the love you thought you owned in the American dream
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The American dreamer sometimes a thinker sometimes a schemer
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Sometimes a child, sometimes a wise man
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A lonely sole, a great extremer
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But none the less the American Dreamer