Matt woods how to survive
Matt woods how to survive
/
  1. The American Way

From the album How To Survive

Your price In cart

The American Way

Track download

Please choose a price: $ USD ($1.00 or more)

Please pay at least $1.00

or close

Written by Matt Woods
Produced by Matt Woods
Recorded at Shed 55 Studios, Knoxville, TN
Engineered by Dave DeWitt
Mastered by Rodney Mills

Matt Woods: Vocals and guitar
Jeremy Mackinder: Bass guitar
Aaron Lee Tasjan: Electric guitar
Kevin Hogle: Drums
Sarrenna McNulty: Backing vocals
Dave DeWitt: Percussion

Lyrics

The American Way

Some men war in the desert heat
Daddy fought hard so his kids could eat
Working metal in a mill on industrial street
We’re still waiting on his purple heart

He took shrapnel in the shoulder when that forklift failed
Hydraulics went out and he lost that bail
Said he can still taste the way that furnace smelled
When he was bleeding on the factory floor

The American way
Bottle rockets in the air on Independence Day
Working harder for a dollar so we all can pay
To die the American way

Union went on strike back in ‘89
With his good left arm he help a cardboard sign
12 hours a day on that picket line
Asking cars to honk their horns

The American way
Bottle rockets in the air on Independence Day
Working harder for a dollar so we all can pay
To die the American way

Who’s to hate when we’re all the same
God don’t bet on football games
They’ll all kneel down and start to pray

A couple months back they sent brother home
PTSD and a VA loan
The old man and he could never get along
If it weren’t for that bottle of pills

The American way
Bottle rockets in the air on Independence Day
Working harder for a dollar so we all can pay
To die the American way
Bottle rockets in the air on Independence Day
Working harder for a dollar so we all can pay
To die the American way
Working harder for a dollar so we all can pay
To die the American way