American Dream (So Far Away)

by Mya Byrne

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All instruments played by Mya Byrne. Written in New York City and workshopped at the Jack Hardy Songwriters' Exchange. Proceeds to TLC and Trans Lifeline. Dedicated to David Crosby.

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Woke to another good nightmare
a normal American day
Newspapers filled with the names of those killed
blood money liberty paid

in the Harbor a lady stands weeping
her fire eternally burns
will she stop crying if we stop denying
a lesson that should have been learned?

And I say:
What's the world come to today?
Repeating every mistake -
We've come so far - so far away.
And I say:
I don't believe it's too late
To fix everything that we break
We've come so far - so far away

I'm sick of these rules, roles, and meaning
that close the American mind
After I spent my life searching
for what wasn't easy to find

But when you unravel one loose end
You're bound to tear out every thread
And all I see is greed
and so many in need
and children keep winding up dead

And I say:
What's the world come to today?
Repeating every mistake -
We've come so far - so far away.
And I say:
I don't believe it's too late
To fix everything that we break
We've come so far - so far away

And I say:
What's the world come to today?
Repeating every mistake -
We've come so far - so far away.
And I say:
I don't believe it's too late
To fix everything that we break
We've come so far - so far away
We've come so far - so far away
We've come so far - so far away
So far away.
So far away.
So far away.

credits

released August 4, 2017
Recorded at Orange Flag Sound, Oakland CA, and mixed at Harpy House, Berkeley, CA, by Mya Byrne.

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