Mmm...

We broke down trying to leave town
Driving down the roads of change
We were born to run, Cali here we come
Escape from nowhere USA

Say goodbye to white picket fences
Say hello to palm trees and Benzes
They say you have to fall to have it all

(Mmm...)

Yeah, well we don't want two kids and a wife
I don't want a job I just want a life
They say the underdogs rise
And the mighty will fall

This ain't the same summer song that you used to know
‘Cuz Jack left Diane thirty years ago
The world is spinning too fast for you and me
So tell me whatever happened to the American dream

I know a girl I met her last night
She was fresh off the plane
She whispered in my ear,
“Baby come near I'll do anything to make a name”

Honey, take my hand follow me ‘cuz
I don't wanna hurt you but he does
I just wanna give you some real advice

(Listen baby, mmm)

Look, never take candy from a stranger
And keep your eyes open for danger
‘Cuz this right here is the twisted paradise

This ain't the same summer song that you used to know
‘Cuz Jack left Diane thirty years ago
The world is spinning too fast for you and me
So tell me whatever happened to the American dream

This ain't the same summer song that you used to know
So baby, let's live and die before we're getting old
You know that nothing is the way it used to be
So tell me whatever happened to the American dream

Na na na~

We were born to run
Cali here we come
We're gettin' outta here baby
Let's get out of here, ooo~oh

This ain't the same summer song that you used to know
‘Cuz Jack left Diane thirty years ago
The world is spinning too fast for you and me
So tell me whatever happened to the American dream

This ain't the same summer song that you used to know
So baby let's live and die before we get old
You know that nothing is the way it used to be
So tell me whatever happened to the American dream
Na na na~
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American Dream Lyrics

MKTO – American Dream Lyrics