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American Tune Lyrics

from Old Friends Live on Stage

"American Tune" is track #21 on the album Old Friends Live on Stage. It was written by Simon, Paul.
"American Tune" is track #21 on the album Old Friends Live on Stage. It was written by Simon, Paul.

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Manys the time Ive been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and I've often felt forsaken
And certainly misused

Oh, but Im alright, Im alright, Im just weary to my bones
Still, you dont expect to be bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home

I dont know a soul whos not been battered
Dont have a friend who feels at ease
I dont know a dream thats not been shattered
Or driven to its knees

Aah, but we're alright, we're alright, we lived so well an' so long
Still, when I think of the road were traveling on
I wonder whats gone wrong, cant help but wonder whats gone wrong

And I dreamed I was dyin'
I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly

I dreamed I was flying
High up above my eyes could clearly see
The statue of liberty sailin' away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they call 'The Mayflower'
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the ages most uncertain hour
And sing an American tune

Oh, and its alright, its alright, its alright you cant be forever blessed
Still, tomorrows gotta be another working day
And Im tryin' to get some rest, thats all Im tryin' to get some rest

Songwriters
SIMON, PAUL

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