American Dream Lyrics – LCD Soundsystem

English 24 May 5, 2017
The lyrics of "American Dream" by LCD Soundsystem convey a narrative about self-discovery, disillusionment, and the pursuit of happiness. The protagonist wakes up in various scenarios, reflecting on the impact of choices, experiences with substances, and the challenges of maintaining personal connections. Themes of dissatisfaction, societal expectations, and the fleeting nature of youth are explored, ultimately leading to a reflection on the American Dream and its elusive nature. ...Read More

American Dream Lyrics

[Verse 1: James Murphy]
Wake up with somebody near you
And at someone else's place
You took acid and looked in the mirror
Watched the beard crawl around on your face
Oh, the revolution was here
That would set you free from those bourgeoisie
In the morning everything's clearer
When the sunlight exposes your age

[Hook 1: James Murphy]
But that's okay
And that's okay

[Verse 2: James Murphy]
Grab your clothes and head to the doorway
If you dance out, no one complains
Find the place where you can be boring
Where you won't need to explain
That you're sick in the head and you wish you were dead
Or at least instead of sleeping here
You prefer your own bed, come on
You just suck at self-preservation
Versus someone else's pain

[Hook 2: James Murphy]
So you feel drained
And insane
And insane

[Verse 3: James Murphy]
He was leather and you were screaming
Swinging chains against the stage
And you couldn't know he was leaving
But now more will go with age, you know
So get up and stop your complaining
You know that you're the only one
Who's been destroying all the fun
Look what happened when you were dreaming
Then punch yourself in the face
So you kiss and you clutch but you can't fight that feeling
That your one true love is just awaiting your big meeting
So you never even asked for names
You just look right through them as if you already came

[Bridge: James Murphy]
It's a drug of the heart and you can't stop the shaking
'Cause the body wants what it's terrible at taking, oh
And you can't remember the meaning
But there's no going back against this California feeling

[Refrain: James Murphy]
(Sha-bang, sha-bang)
American dream
(Sha-bang, sha-bang)
American dream
(Sha-bang, sha-bang)
American dream
(Sha-bang, sha-bang)

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Last Update: February 19, 2024

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Who is the singer of "American Dream" song?

"American Dream" song is sung by LCD Soundsystem (James Murphy is the lead vocalist).

Who is the lyrics writer of "American Dream" song?

"American Dream" song lyrics written by James Murphy.

Who is the music producer of "American Dream" song?

"American Dream" song music composed & produced by James Murphy.

When was "American Dream" song released?

"American Dream" song was released on May 5, 2017.