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All work no play may have made Jack a dull boy
But all work no God has left Jack with a lost soul
But he's moving on full steam
He's chasing the American dream
And he's gonna give his family the finer things

Not this time son I've no time to waste
Maybe tomorrow we'll have time to play
And then he slips into his new BMW
And drives farther and farther and farther away

So he works all day and tries to sleep at night
He says things will get better
Better in time

'Cause he works and he builds with his own two hands
And he pours all he has in a castle made with sand
But the wind and the rain are comin' crashing in
Time will tell just how long his kingdom stands
His kingdom stands

His American Dream is beginning to seem
More and more like a nightmare
With every passing day
"Daddy, can you come to my game?"
"Oh Baby, please don't work late."
Another wasted weekend
And they are slipping away

'Cause he works all day and lies awake at night
He tells them things will get better
It'll take just a little more time

'Cause he works and he builds with his own two hands
And he pours all he has in a castle made with sand
But the wind and the rain are comin' crashing in
Time will tell just how long his kingdom stands
His kingdom stands

He used to say, "Who ever dies with the most toys wins"
But if he loses his soul, what has he gained in the end
I'll take a shack on a rock
Over a castle in the sand

Now he works all day and cries alone at night
It's not getting any better
Looks like he's running out of time

'Cause he worked and he built with his own two hands
And he poured all he had in a castle made with sand
But the wind and the rain are coming crashing in
Time will tell just how long his kingdom stands
His kingdom stands

All they really wanted was you
All they really wanted was you
All they really wanted was you



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    UnregisteredJan 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    American dream is a ballad of the way americans live their life, how they never stop for one munute to think about anything but money and the "american dream". It's also about how, if we don't ever stop and look at the important stuff, all we ever did and worked hard for just completely looses all of it's value, because if we don't have christ, we have nothing in the end.
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    Jesusfreak26Jun 10, 2008 at 5:41 pm
    All this guy wants is to get rich and make his family happy cause they have money. That isn't what life is about. And his family just wants Him back. His love. Not his money. His son wants him to watch him at his baseball games. He wants his dad to know he loves him and be proud of him. His wife is just getting depressed cause her husband is leaving her. Just cause of money.

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