The American Dream    (1982)

Too many lawyers in football
Baseball's gotta few
The pitcher got a million dollars
And the quarterback he got 2
Pitcher threw his arm away
And the quarterback burned his knee
And this they did so they could live the American dream

Now there are some preachers on TV
With a suit and a tie and a vest
They want you to send your money to the Lord
But they give you their address
Cause all of your donations are completely tax free
God bless you all, but most of all send your money

Do you really want it?
Do you really need it?
Ya gotta keep on grindin' just to try to keep it
Ya got no time for yourself, ya got more for ole Jim Beam
You're goin' crazy dreamin'
The American dream

Reagan is a cuttin' the budget, makin' the democrats scream
Says we gotta control inflation
Quit spendin' our money on everything
But this year's tax increase, why, it's the biggest in history
Round and around we go, where we stop who knows?
The American dream

Do you really want it?
Do you really need it?
Ya gotta keep on grindin' just to try to keep it
We got no time for ourselves and more for ole Jim Beam
You're goin' crazy dreamin'
The American dream
We're goin' crazy dreamin'
The American dream

Hail to the chief!

Lyrics by Hank Williams, Jr..
Recorded by Hank Williams, Jr..


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