American Dream

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Don't look to me, I'm the son of a working man
know how to use my hands
I've been around a few times and I think I know
which way to go
I just can't see why you fear the authorities
'cause they're nice to me
we're the land of the free and the home of the slaves
we say it every day

but if you say there's something wrong,
you don't belong.
and if you say we ain't the best,
you ain't like the rest.

so lobotomize me!
vasectomize me
somebody please wake me
from the american dream

"and don't you dare ask me if I believe in equality
why do you disagree?
the march to Selma, Alabama, was a victory
that's good enough for me."

but no, it's not enough! I'm talking about love
when someone dies, it ought to matter to us
I should be able to trust the chosen ones
but when they use their guns, where you gonna run?

when you say you protect and serve,
you better keep your word
you're full of lies and cover-ups,
you're so corrupt

oh, who would have thought?
a nation under God
so easily forgot its own laws


from Espejos, released November 2, 2017


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The Zannies began as an indie solo project in 2013. Their first album, Wannabe, showed the band's ability to deliver energetic and catchy songs.
Today, The Zannies are recognized for a signature bass-driven hard rock style and a wide range of songwriting. The band has been described as “blues punk” for their use of pentatonic guitar solos over a punchy rhythm section and blunt vocals.
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