The American Dream Webquest at the OS

Worlds Apart

From the past up to today musicians of different styles dealt with the American Dream in their songs. Most of them show the negative aspects in their lyrics, as shown in the example of the Texas-based progressive rock band "…and you will know us by the trail of dead."

Random lost souls have asked me
"What's the future of Rock' n' Roll?"
I say "I don't know, does it matter?"
This and that scene,
they all sound the same to me
neither much worse nor much better.

We're so fucked up these days
we don't know who to hate and who to praise
yet we consider this our suffering and pain
when we're so privileged, a fact
we all forget about as
we go on whinging all over the place.

How we laughed as they shoveled the ashes
wrath hath soured
blood and death, we will pay back the debt
for this candy store of ours.

Look at those cunts on MTV
with their cars and cribs and rings and shit.
Is that what being a celebrity means?
Look boys and girls, heres BBC.
See corpses, rapes, and amputees.
What do you think now of the American dream?

And our soccer moms and dads
who raised us brats on those TV ads
I know that they sleep at night.
Their conscience is intact
they've convinced themselves of that.

Giving money to Jesus fucking H Christ

How they laughed as we shoveled the ashes
of the twin towers.
Blood and death, we will pay back the debt
for this candy store of ours.

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead