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In the picture is a tepee
I can handle this every day
I'm down here at johnny's restaurant, and so
I don't care about em lagging in their way
Oh, the principles of power
Grow balanced every year
Though I may not survive, it's the next man
For whom the crowd should cheer

And this is the american way
Yeah this is the american way
Just roll the dice, and we come to play
Give me the american way

I could have come from sweden
But I would have gotten tired
And the struggle for my family's life or death
It keeps my heart inspired
Yes we like to face the gamble
And we love to make the stand
And we worship in the shopping malls
With lotto tickets in our hand
And this is the american way
Yeah this is the american way
Just roll the dice, and we come to play
Give me the american way

Call it a travesty or an empire
But I prefer to call it home
No matter trod the horseman
Will soon become to rome
I said maybe the rules are broken
But tradition's kept alive
There just isn't one miracle
But thirty little tries

Yeah, that's the american way
This is the american way
Yeah, this is the american way
All the players have been played and played and played
They love the american way
That's why we want to stay
Give up the american way
Just roll the dice and we come to play



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