Michael Braunfeld

Washed Away

04:25
Michael Braunfeld
2015
Michael Braunfeld

Lyrics

They're boarding up the windows

Of the stores that are still around

They're getting ready for a big storm

In this little seaside town

 

Where folks still fight the good fight

Against hard weather and hard luck

Hard times came again and some gave in

Some are giving up

 

All of our lives we have been told

How our families came to this land

The American Dream the American Way

They said that the streets were paved with gold

Soon they'll be buried in muck and sand

All that glitters washed away

 

I went down to Alex Campbell's

To help him with his place

He was pulling out of the driveway

And putting on a brave face

 

He said I'm just trying to provide for my daughter

I'm just trying to make it

As far as this house goes it's already under water

Let Sandy take it

 

All of our lives we have been told

How our families came to this land

The American Dream the American Way

They said that the streets were paved with gold

Soon they'll be buried in muck and sand

All that glitters washed away

 

As the banks that hold the water start to disappear

The banks that hold the notes start closing in

It's always been tough to make a go of it here

But these days it seems like you just can't win

 

All of our lives we have been told

How our families came to this land

The American Dream the American Way

They said that the streets were paved with gold

Soon they'll be buried in muck and sand

All that glitters washed away

 

Washed away

Washed American way