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Never Felt More American

from Half Brothers Brand Album by The Half Brothers

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Never Felt More American -- lyrics David Nixon copyright 2014

The Loan Officer and me we wrote down what was needed to get me this house
and I’d love to live paycheck to paycheck if only my paychecks would reach out
When the credit cards max then you fill in the gaps with loans from parents and friends
And I’m hoping this grant will come through ‘cause the money’s already been spent
And I’m dreaming that maybe my music will make me some money some day
‘Cause I’ve never felt more American than when my debt keeps me up at night.
my debt keeps me up at night I said
my debt keeps me up at night.
If they’d let me refinance they’d lower my payments but I’m too poor to pay less
So I’m hoping they’ll move me from part time to full so we don’t have to change our address
It’s too late for my ship I just hope that this shit doesn’t stick to my son.
Will he even want college when honestly paying off loans might never get done?

At night i'm Alone with what I know about what I own and what I owe.
Why should I wake my wife and son when there is nothing that can be done.
So I lie here and stare at the ceiling. And distract myself with my dreaming.

I want to be there for my son; a good parent's a parent who's always around
But I don't get raises for the cost of inflation so I gotta keep working more hours
You don’t have to be that bad at math to buy lottery tickets some days.
just desperate and sad with no viable plan to get yourself out of this maze.
CHORUS and fin


from Half Brothers Brand Album, released August 9, 2013


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