American Dream Redefined

The American Dream Redefined

Used to be in the fifties
"A car in every carport, a chicken in every pot"
For the man without color
That was the American Dream

Used to be in the fifties
Till the ground; plant, reap and share the crop
For the man with color
That was the American Dream

Used to be in the sixties
Graduate from high school, go to Ivy League College
For the man without color
That was the American Dream

Used to be in the sixties
Graduate from high school, go to City College
For the man with color
That was the American Dream

Used to be in the seventies
Graduate from high school, get drafted into war
For the men with color and without
Oh-Oh, dream deferred

Used to be in the seventies
Graduate from high school, go to war, come home sick from war
For the men with color and without
Dream becomes a nightmare

Used to be in the eighties
Music changed, people changed
Drugs and thugs ruled the streets
For the gang members and young recruits
That was the American Dream

Used to be in the eighties
Sports players got paid big
For the young kid in school wanting to be "like Mike"
That was the American Dream

Used to be in the nineties
Rappers get paid big cause Hip-hop made the scene
For the young teenager trying to find himself
That was the American Dream

Used to be in the nineties
Corporate bosses called the shots
Winter and summer homes, tropical vacation spots
That was the American Dream

Twenty-first century has arrived
People take the Country back
Man of color is the Boss
The people and the Man turn things around
This is the American Dream redefined


Keep Looking Up - SomeOne's Coming Back Soon
1st Irma 1:27

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