American Boy American Girl

by Bryan McPherson

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This is the first installment of what is "American Boy American Girl". 10 More songs coming soon.

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released May 16, 2011

Engineered by Adam Brass in The Meth Lab at Mercenary Audio, Foxboro, MA.
Mixed by Chris Dugan at Jingletown, Oakland, CA.
Mastered by Mike Wells on Hyde St in San Francisco, CA.
Written by Bryan McPherson
Copyright 2011 Bryan McPherson

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Bryan McPherson Los Angeles, California

Bryan McPherson, a fiery, folk-playing, Boston native, was called west in July of 2010. Bryan now tours internationally and bases himself out of Los Angeles, California.

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Track Name: Workers Song (American Boy American Girl)
Workers Song

Another dead end job
In a dead end life
Its a dead end day
To a dark night
And you work 'til you bleed
And I'll bleed till you go
And I'll bleed all day to sing a song
Can I catch your ear
Did I catch your soul
Do you have a reason?
Do you have a home?
Do you know your rights?
Do you know what you see?
Do you know your life?
Do you know what to be?
Do you know my name?
Cuz this minimum wage
Ain't enough to fill this page.

But I ain't working for you
I'm working for me
I'm working for the people
That depend on me
And I'm doing it for food
For whatever I can
Your breaking the rules
You ain't breaking the man
For the tears that I've cried
For my wasted life
And I'm tired and wasted tonight

American Boy
American Girl
American ploy
For an American world
American life
American death
Its red and its white
With baited breath
Cuz the factories are gone
And the malls will go too
But uncle Sam still wants you
For the red white and blues
And the star studded strife
For the wars we wage
In the middle of the night
And the people who die
In the name of a lie
While the rich get richer
And we're left behind
Track Name: Black Man
Black man

Hey black man, black man I saw 'em read you your rights today
And black man black man I saw 'em cuff you and take you away
Look at the rock and roll
The white man stole
He wants you soul
To call his own
He's taking slaves
To work all day
Except today
The slaves get paid. (sometimes)

Hey woman woman how's your right to vote?
And woman woman its such a slippery slope
Going down on hope
And freedom comes
Like your man
On the run
See the back door slam
And you watch him go
Cuz he always cums
And he always goes

Gay man Gay man they all say that you started AIDS
And gay man gay man please please please be afraid
When the christians come
And then they say
“Your gonna burn in hell
unless you pray”
For how you live
For who you are
And their words
tear and scar

Hey tranny tranny how's it feel at the bottom of the list?
And tranny tranny how's it feel to suffer a violent death?
A certain percent at the rivers edge
Cut up, fucked, and bled
For how you dress
For who you are
Foolish words
Tare and scar

To anyone anyone I left out of this song
Well go write your own I don't like my songs too long
And sing it loud
Sing it in the street
Sing it proud to those you meet
And when you learn
You learn to love
You can rise above
And love and love and love