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  1. Washed Away

From the recording Driver

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