From the recording Main Street America

Lyrics

Main Street America                   
 
We were one month away
From the County auctioning block
Time was up
The Bank didn’t want to talk
He had a job
It just didn’t come through
What do we tell the children
What are we suppose to do
 
Chorus
We are main street America
Trying to do our best
We’ve never had much luxury
But we’re trying to get by on less
We are main street America
Trying to do enough
Sometimes it’s hard to understand
All that Wall Street stuff
 
We respect the President
And how hard he tries
It’s just so hard to tell
Who’s telling lies
What happens in Washington
We don’t really know
It just seems
So out of control
 
Chorus
We are main street America
Trying to do our best
We’ve never had much luxury
But we’re trying to get by on less
We are main street America
Trying to do enough
Sometimes it ‘s hard to understand
All that Wall Street stuff
 
When we watch CNN
And hear about Greed
It is just so hard to understand
It’s hard to understand the need
How much do they need for happiness
It seems like it’s time they took a look
At how to get by on less
 
Chorus
We are main street America
Trying to do our best
We’ve never had much luxury
But we’re trying to get by on less
We are main street America
Trying to do enough
Sometimes it’s hard to understand
All that Wall Street stuff
 
Maybe someday someone smart
Maybe they will realize
When the little guy is doing well
Everyone thrives
Imagine how the world would be
If all the poor and sick
Had a chance to be healthy
Imagine how the world would be
If we remembered to have
Respect for everybody
 
Chorus
We are main street America
Trying to do our best
We’ve never had much luxury
But we’re trying to get by on less
We are main street America
Trying to do enough
Sometimes it’s hard to understand
All that Wall Street stuff
 
What about us
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