American Boy

(Country/rock a la John Mellencamp. Male vocal)

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Got a stack of bills this high and the rent is overdue
Pretty soon they’ll take my truck, and then I’ll really be screwed
Times are tough and getting tougher but I know I’ll make it through
Cause I was born red, white and blue

CHORUS
I’m an American boy
You just can’t keep me down
American boy
Pick myself up off the ground
American boy, I’m raised blue-collar proud
One look and it’s easy to see I’m an American boy

Don’t you know my daddy told me, work hard, you’ll get somewhere
So I sweated and punched that clock but I aint getting nowhere
but I got me a real good woman and a couple of friends that care
I’m gonna get my share

CHORUS
I’m an American boy
You just can’t keep me down
American boy
Pick myself up off the ground
American boy, I’m raised blue-collar proud
Hard times in the land of the free..

To the guy behind the bar and the dude who fixed my car
And the old man pushin’ on that broom.
To the guy who drives that bus and the hardhat covered with dust
This song goes out to you

You’re American boys
Just can’t keep you down
American boys
Pick yourselves up off the ground
I’m an American boy
It’s what I’m all about
American boy
I say it good and loud
American Boy
I’m raised blue collar proud
Hard times in the land of the free
One look and it’s easy to see an American boy

© Janice FitzGerald / Noel Cohen/Hugh Colocott


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