american boys lyrics – alan guno

you tell me:
be the future, solid and sure
how to know right from wrong
be the things that you never were
when to be off and on
be a man when i don’t know how
fight what the world allows
my generation’s reputation
on my shoulders right now

tell me why
freedom comes from giving up my own
and my s*x means i am all alone
lover, fighter – who am i today?
not what you say
all the feelings you would have us hide
we can smile when crying deep inside
let me tell ya who will run this show
this is what i know

chorus:
we’re american boys, we’re american boys
and we’re here to take a stand
and all american boys make their american noise
but we still can lend a hand
and our american way is the one that we say
it’s our lives and we won’t hide
and yeah we’re telling you here our dreams are nothin’ to fear
for the boys who fight with pride

you tell me:
get a job, you’re not playing cool
what are you tryin’ to say
get a clue, or you’ll be a fool
i don’t know what you say
i’m not gettin’ what you believe
it’s not my vision, so
this is nothin’, nothin’ i need
cuz it’s my life you know

we’re s*xy
i’m a fire waitin’ to ignite
i’m the blaze that’s burning up the night
i’m the vision of a million dreams
tell ya what it means
we’re the glory destined from our birth
we’re the future, heaven here on earth
we’re the road where all of yours will lead
the legacy you’ll leave

chorus

the life, the life, the life of an american boy
livin’ the life, livin’ the life, livin’ the life cuz we’re american boys

no matter what you do – no matter what you say
i’ve got a lot to prove but i’ll protect you anyway
and you can talk your trash – and you can stay or leave
but i’m an american boy, i’ll fight for what i believe

chorus

the life, the life, the life of an american boy
livin’ the life, livin’ the life, livin’ the life cuz we’re american boys
the life, the life, the life of an american boy
livin’ the life, livin’ the life, livin’ the life cuz we’re american boys

don’t tell us what to do – we’re american boys
watch out we’re comin’ for you – we’re american boys

/ alan guno lyrics