American Dream

by The Young and the Elder

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released January 10, 2017

Scott Elder: Piano, Vocals
Justin de la Cruz: Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Peter Elder: Drums
All songs written, recorded, and produced by The Young and The Elder
Mastering by TW Walsh
Cover Photo: Isaac Gee
Album Design: Nat Shane
Recording Space: WonderRoot

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Track Name: Incinerator
you thought you had it
oh but you didn't get it
same old story
no!
you better watch yourself

it's coming faster
faster than you ever saw it
don't you worry love
we'll find a new romance

but you're in my head
and it's what you said
my head

no you're in my head
and it's what you said
my head

come on down now
incinerator would you take this from me
you're my
liberator, terminator
you're the one i need

and i know
you'll take this
i know
i know

so won't you come
on back my way?

and it's my fault
if you don't stay

please stay

but you're in my head
and it's what you said
my head

no you're in my head
and it's what you said
my head

come on down now
incinerator would you take this from me
you're my
liberator, terminator
you're the one i need

and i know
you'll take this
i know
i know

but i'll wait
no i'll wait
for you

no i'll wait
no i'll wait
for you
Track Name: Come Along
I don't know
where I am going
and I don't know
where I will stay
but I
I'm up against the wall

Doors are closing
left and right and I
cannot find a way to ease
my mind
yeah I'm up against the wall

you take it as it comes
and you come along
you take it as it comes
and you come along

just reach inside
and find the soul you need
it's funny how
it's all in my control
but i'm still against the wall

let's take a trip
where no one knows our name
we'll go away and return all the same
yeah we're up against the wall

you take it as it comes
and you come along
you take it as it comes
and you come along

please take it all away
cuz I, I'm up against the wall
please take it all away
cuz I, I'm up against the wall

you take it as it comes
and you come along
Track Name: You Are
I've tried to live my life
by doing what was right in my head
you were right in my head
yes you were

and you were always kind
a present peace of mind
i could unwind
you took my time

and i know
you are everything I ever wanted
you are
yes i know
you are everything I ever needed
you are
my love
you are
my love

you are the apple of my eye
but my fingers want so many different pies
so many different lies

and I cannot deceive
that i long to linger
free from your hand
free in my land

and i know
you are everything I ever wanted
you are
yes i know
you are everything I ever needed
you are
my love
you are
my love

all these lies are ruining my head
turning me wrong and bleeding me red
and all I want's for you to know
that I know

cuz i know
you are everything I ever wanted
you are
yes i know
you are everything I ever needed
you are
my love
you are
my love
Track Name: Make You Proud
I woke up today and had enough
so I grabbed my bag and packed my stuff
i opened the door and looked around
my feet fell fast on solid ground

I'd take it all and leave behind
those memories that haunt my mind
I've walked enough of my broken road
so see how far that it would go

hey mama gonna make you proud
so dry your eyes and don't look down
hey mama gonna make you proud
your son is gonna run this town

do you remember all those times
you used to say you read my mind
well now i'm off and on my own
so say a prayer for my unknown

hey mama gonna make you proud
so dry your eyes and don't look down
hey mama gonna make you proud
your son is gonna run this town

days will come
and days will go
all we know is this life
you gotta make it right
i gotta make you proud

hey mama gonna make you proud
so dry your eyes and don't look down
hey mama gonna make you proud
your son is gonna run this town
Track Name: Gone
I've got blinders on
both my eyes
when you're around
when you're around

everything seems to
stop

and start when you're around
when you're around

and so i see you standing oh so close to me
you slip away just like you're
in one of my dreams
now you're
out of sight but you're all that i can see
yeah you're gone
yeah you're gone

everything is in it's own place
but i am
here
yeah i am
here

and when i'm lost i tend to stare at my own feet
but that's alright
is that alright?

and so i see you standing oh so close to me
you slip away just like you're
in one of my dreams
now you're
out of sight but you're all that i can see
yeah you're gone
yeah you're gone
Track Name: Sweet Friend of Mine
we took a ride on the boulevard
full of
fast times yeah cruising cars
we were
having fun are you having fun
lets go

summer drinks in the winter time
full of enzyme yeah sweet sublime
we were doing fine
yeah we're doing fine
are you?

well i'm holding on
the farther we go
the higher we climb
i hope you always know
that you're a
sweet friend of mine

we're in a house but it's falling apart
but we're doing fine cuz we got our hearts
you can
count on me if you need a ride
can you now?

time flies when you're having fun
how those years have come and gone
yeah we're holding on
yeah we're holding on
are you?

well i'm holding on
the farther we go
the higher we climb
i hope you always know
that you're a
sweet friend of mine
Track Name: Break Your Fall
it started with a bang
it ended in our shame
so who's the one to blame?

and what are we going to do
we're broken and so confused
you know i'd bleed my heart
you know i'd bleed my heart

and i know
it's not that I
can break your fall
so take your time
yeah it's fine
it's not that I need peace of mind
you try and try
and when it all falls apart
you're not better on your own
no, no

so let's sew together parts
of softly broken hearts
it's all that i can say
you're thoughts they won't repay
and what are we gonna do?
we're broken and so confused
you know i'd bleed my heart
you know i'd bleed my heart

and i know
it's not that I
can break your fall
so take your time
yeah it's fine
it's not that I need peace of mind
you try and try
and when it all falls apart
you're not better on your own
no, no

we'll try again

oh no
Track Name: Burning For You
I walk a tight line that's for sure
it's strange i'm drawn to your allure

cold nights are warmer than your heart
you laugh but i still fall apart

no no no
there's no hiding from you

I cannot have you but i'm burning for you
I cannot have you but i'm burning for you
I'm burning for you
I'm burning for you

it's funny how you change your mind
a sudden shift from time to time

no no no
there's no hiding from you

I cannot have you but i'm burning for you
I cannot have you but i'm burning for you
I'm burning for you
I'm burning for you
Track Name: I Won't Let You Go
I saw you just the other day
and i was overwhelmed in every way
hey hey
if fate could play the circumstance then i know
you would surely slip away

no I won't let you go
never never no
no I won't let you go

you are the prettiest thing that I have ever seen
the prettiest thing that I have ever seen
Track Name: Wait
silently so silently we fall apart
clutching backwards in the dark
i somehow caught your heart

patiently yes patiently
we wait for you
won't you give me something more
that I can hold onto

cuz I can't take much more
no I will wait for you

honestly yes honestly
i've lost my way
and i keep watching my mistakes
please tell me when will it end

and finally yes finally
i feel so free
cuz i am holding onto you
keep holding onto me

cuz I can't take much more
no I will wait for you

so how long
how long
how long will we wait
for you

cuz I can't take much more
know I will wait for you
Track Name: American Dream
I know that it's not how you thought it would be
as you work this job in the city
beneath a late night halogen light
you find a backstreet fistfight
and you could run if you wanted to run
but try your shoes against a silver soaked gun
they take your watch, take your wallet and leave
you clench your fist take a breath and breathe

you've probably seen her as she sips on her wine
she always leaves you with a star struck shimmery shine
the tune is playing as it flows through her hair
she breathes the melody and winks you a dare
her feet are moving but yours stick to the floor
a bank of beauty and you've broken the door

so bye bye American Dream I'm finding out that i need
something more than
bye bye American Dream I'm finding out that I need
something more than
you