American Breakdown

Story Behind The Song

We wrote the song right after Tony got fired from his job because we did the reality TV show "Wife Swap." It was about the frustration we were going through at the time, the apathy of Americans and it's something that most everyone can relate to...workin

Song Description

American Breakdown is about the decline of our society.

Song Length 3:16 Genre Rock - Punk, Rock - Alternative
Tempo Very Fast (171 And Up) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Irritated, Distressed Subject Capitalism, General
Similar Artists The Sex Pistols, The Ramones Language English
Era 2000 and later


You work so hard to pay for things you don't need
How many hours do you waste doing something you hate
To put gas in your car
and food on your plate
And blow all the rest on necessary "unnecessities"


It's the American breakdown
A political showdown
A religious meltdown
So everybody get down

You do your best but no one seems to care
How hard do you try but still you barely get by
A dozen times a day you ask yourself "Why?"
No one has the answers as to how you can get ahead


You convince yourself to keep on keeping on
Sometimes you wanna give up
Feel like you're stuck in a rut
Pouring your life into a bottomless cup
At the end of the day you don't have anything to show

Lyrics by Tish Meeks. Music by Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks
Copyright 2008 Stolen Kisses Music (BMI)

Lyrics Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks Music Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks
Producer Eric LaBrosse Publisher Stolen Kisses Music
Performance 3 Kisses Label Rat Pak Records

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