American Nightmare

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American Nightmare is about how the "American Dream" was really a fraud all along. This song is a dedication to all the American people who lost their houses during the 2008 corporate scam known as the housing bubble crisis. Hopefully friends & family have brought you back to a good place.

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Verse 1 - And first of all I tried, to live the simple life out on the great open divide.
Now go do what you’re told. The goal is to achieve & find success before you’re old.
Get your 4-year degree. Secure a corporate job, married with kids before 30.
That old white picket fence, is now a tent city. The scam is on, the dream’s a lie, it’s the American Nightmare.

Chorus 1 - And all this time I tried to keep my discontent contained. Yea but sometimes silence doesn’t solve a crime. Skills & clarity, are still my strategy.

Verse 2 - At first I tried to wipe, and wash the sins aside, and thought the world had passed me by.
I caved to some degree, I got my numbers right & bought a little property.
The fall came un-announced, and after years of making mortgage payments lost my house.
I ease the pain with weed, but drums are all I need. The bills are paid, the dreams alive, in the American Nightmare.

Chorus 2 - And all this time I tried to vent the anger & the rage, yea but sometimes violence doesn’t solve a thing. Song & parody, are my reality.

Chorus 3 - And all this time I tried to make a living in this hell, yea but sometimes trying doesn’t mean a thing. Friends & family, are my security.

credits

from The Art of Patience, track released January 21, 2013
Produced, Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Drums & Percussion by Don Tonic

Guitars by Dan Castillo

Bass by Benny Thomas Weiduwilt

Guitar Solo by Derek Robbins

Additional Vocals & Arrangement by Chaz Mason

Mixed & Co Produced by Omar Torres for Holografique Studio, Atlanta

Mastered by S. Husky Hoskulds

Vocals Recorded by Joseph Holiday at the Bunny Ranch, Hollywood

Guitars Recorded by Dan Castillo & Derek Robbins

Drums Recorded by Hector Rivera at No Matter What Studio, L.A.

Published by Sonic Entertainment Publishing (BMI)

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Suns of Defiance Los Angeles, California

Heavy "Mental" Music rockin your ass since 1992; the debut project by Singer/Songwriter/Drummer/Percussionist Don Tonic. Suns of Defiance captures the beauty & simplicity of pure rock fury along with a healthy reverence for the global fight against the man. ... more

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