american dreaming lyrics – dead can dance

i need my conscience to keep watch over me
to protect me from myself
so i can wear honesty like a crown on my head
when i walk into the promised land

we’ve been too long american dreaming
and i think we’ve all lost the way
forlorn somnambulistic maniacal in the dark

i’m in love with an american girl
though she’s my best friend
i love her surrept*tious smile
that hides the pain within her

and we’ll go dancing in the rings of laughter
and live along by the sh*r*s?

faith, on the lea the rising wind blows
faith, on the lea the rising wind blows
how long how long?

here alone on the grounds are millions of seeds we’ve left behind
turned back by the foot of the doorway
never lost and found

we’ve been too long american dreaming
i think we’ve all lost: lost the door
fear on somnambulistic maniacal in the dark

faith, on the lea the rising wind blows
faith, on the lea the rising wind blows
how long how long?

/ dead can dance lyrics