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American Dreamin' Lyrics

from American Gangster

"American Dreamin'" is track #11 on the album American Gangster. It was written by Carter, Shawn / Combs, Sean J. / Coppin, Levar / Matthews, Deleno Sean / Ware, Leon / Ross, Arthur / Gaye, Marvin.
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"American Dreamin'" is track #11 on the album American Gangster. It was written by Carter, Shawn / Combs, Sean J. / Coppin, Levar / Matthews, Deleno Sean / Ware, Leon / Ross, Arthur / Gaye, Marvin.
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Dreamed of you this mornin'
Then came the dawn and I thought you were here with me
If you could only see how much I love you
That's all, that's all, baby

Oh no, I'll never give up on you
(I never felt that before)
Oh no, I'll never give up on you
(I never felt that before)

Oh no, I'll never give up on you
(I never felt that before)
But there's always
(That's all that's all)

This is the shit you dream about with the homie steamin' out
Back-back-backin' them Beemer's out
Seems as our plans to get a grant
Then go off to college, didn't pan or even out

We need it now, we need a town
We need a place to pitch, we need a mound
For now, I'm just a lazy boy
Big dreamin' in my La-Z-Boy

In the clouds of smoke, been playin' this Marvin
Mama forgive me, should be thinkin' 'bout Harvard
But that's too far away, niggas are starvin'
Ain't nothin' wrong with aim, just gotta change the target

I got dreams of baggin' snidd-ow the size of pillows
I see pies every time my eyes clidd-ose
I see rides, sixes, I gotta get those
Life's a bitch, I hope that I make her over, though

Oh no, I'll never give up on you
(I never felt that before)
American dreamin'
Oh no, I'll never give up on you
(I never felt that before)
It's just American dreamin'

Oh no, I'll never give up on you
(I never felt that before)
American dreamin'
But there's always
(That's all, that's all)

Now see, the life's right there
And it seems right there, it's not quite near
And it's not like we're professionals movin' the decimals
Know where to cop? Nah, got a connect? No

Who under heaven knows how to be successful
Need a Personal Jesus, I'm in Depeche Mode
They say it's celestial, it's all in the stars
Like Tony Caruso, how you played the card

Y'all ain't fuckin' with me
The ironies are, had all coast better before he was bars
Now let's start, on your mark
Get set, let's go, get out the car

Goin' in circles, it's a vicious cycle
This is a crash course, this ain't high school
Wake up, Muttley, you're dreamin' again
Your own reality show, the season begins

Oh no, I'll never give up on you
(I never felt that before)
American dreamin'
Oh no, I'll never give up on you
(I never felt that before)
It's just American dreamin'

Oh no, I'll never give up on you
(I never felt that before)
American dreamin'
But there's always
(That's all, that's all)

Step one in this process, scramble up in your projects
And head to the heights where big coke is processed
You gotta convince 'em that you not from the Precinct
Please speak slow, 'cause he no speakey no English

If he takes a likin' after a couple of trips
If your money is straight, he's gon' give you consignment
You're now in a game where only time can tell
Survive the droughts, I wish you well

Survive the droughts, I wish you well
How sick am I? I wish you health
I wish you wheels, I wish you wealth
I wish you insight so you could see for yourself

You could see the signs, when the jackets is schemin'
And the cops is comin', you could read their mind
You could see from behind, you could redefine
The game as we know it, one dream at a time, I'm American dreamin'

Oh no, I'll never give up on you
(I never felt that before)
American dreamin'
Oh no, I'll never give up on you
(I never felt that before)
American dreamin'

Oh no, I'll never give up on you
(I never felt that before)
American dreamin'
But there's always
(That's all, that's all)
American dreamin'

Oh baby
But there's always
(That's all, that's all)
But there's always
(That's all, that's all)

Songwriters
CARTER, SHAWN / COMBS, SEAN J. / COPPIN, LEVAR / MATTHEWS, DELENO SEAN / WARE, LEON / ROSS, ARTHUR / GAYE, MARVIN

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