Where Am I Going to Sleep Tonight?
  

Where Am I Going to Sleep Tonight?


I had a house with a picket fence

Now I’m living out of my car

Had to go…couldn’t pay the rent

My last paycheck didn’t go far

 

My job at the factory shut down

They do it cheaper in Mexico

So, I’m waiting in line to buy gas

For a car they’re gong to repo

 

They say it’s not a recession

That makes everything alright

Sure lifts my depression

Now where am I going to sleep tonight?

 

I’ve got two degrees & a resume

A lot of good they’re doing me today

Even politicians now say to pray

Where were they yesterday?

 

If this is the American Dream

Let me in on the joke

Cause I’m getting ready to scream

I’m damn near flat broke!

 

They say it’s not a recession

That makes everything alright

Sure lifts my depression

Now where am I going to sleep tonight?

 

I should have been a priest

Then I could take confessions

Or I should have been a thief

So I could steal some progression

 

Instead, I’m just a working man left with nowhere to stand

No job, no home, no family

Don’t close your eyes…don’t buy their lies

Wake up…I am the majority!

 

They say it’s not a recession

That makes everything alright

Sure lifts my depression

Now where am I going to sleep tonight?


Comments:
 
vwhitlock   vwhitlock wrote
on 5/25/2008 11:42:44 AM
StarPoet: exactly! I think it would be more appropriated titled: the american myth

StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 5/22/2008 11:38:09 PM
I liked it's trueness. How many people are living this poem? Some American Dream, huh?

Mike Firesmith   Mike Firesmith wrote
on 5/4/2008 6:27:09 AM
You remind me of Melissa Etheridge before she was famous. Her lyrics were always so raw and heavy.

debby   debby wrote
on 5/3/2008 5:25:29 PM
How true it is! Try reading my poem Cathartic Realization.

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