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American Nightmare

Mark Brine
Mark Brine


Written by: Mark Brine

I had an awful dream last night
Lord, it was a terrible, terrible dream
‘N I saw our country falling
In a series of many scenes
It was an awful thing to witness
An even harder thing now to share
But I watched the American dream

I saw the innocent blood of millions
Of little infants bein’ shed
‘N all’a the homeless, hungry faces
In all’a the plenty still goin’ unfed
‘N it made me feel so sick ‘n helpless
‘N so alone in all’a my fear
As I watched the American dream 
turn into the American nightmare
Chorus 1:
There was an avalanche of confusion
A cyclone of great despair
Mass injustice spreading and you could see it everywhere
Criminals released on the streets
Committing atrocities beyond compare
Yes and I watched the American dream
Turn into the American nightmare
There was tremblin’ people on their knees
All prayin’ to God in vain
‘Cause for so long they’d rejected Him
‘N even tried to erase His name
‘N they’d slowly built their laws to dodge His
For all’a their selfish wants ‘n cares
‘N I saw the judgment come down
Like Sodom ‘n Gomorrah to the ground
Chorus 2:
‘N I saw our flag ‘ a blazin’ 
and the ashes sweep ‘cross the ground
To where the tombs of the dead unknown soldiers
Lay forgotten without a sound
‘N I saw respect disintegrate 
along with all the morals, faith ‘n care
(Doesn’t anybody out there care?) 
and I watched the American dream
Turn into the American nightmare 
©1999 Mark Brine Music (BMI)

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