Upcoming Concerts

  • Jul 25
    Applegate River Lodge
    Applegate, OR
  • Jul 26
    Grateful Web Presents @ WOW Hall
    Eugene, OR
  • Jul 27
    Mission Theater - McMenamins
    Portland, OR
  • Jul 28
    Naked Winery Summerfest
    Hood River, OR
  • Aug 01
    Music in the Park
    Truckee, CA
  • Aug 02
    Free Summer Concert Series
    Moraga, CA
  • Aug 03
    HopMonk Tavern
    Sebastopol , CA
  • Aug 04
    Jerry Bash 2018
    Nevada City, CA
  • Aug 08
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Aug 09
    Jerry Garcia Tribute Night @ SF Giants
    San Francisco, CA
Jul 25
Applegate River Lodge - Applegate, OR
Jul 26
Grateful Web Presents @ WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
Jul 27
Mission Theater - McMenamins - Portland, OR
Jul 28
Naked Winery Summerfest - Hood River, OR
Aug 1
Music in the Park - Truckee, CA
Aug 2
Free Summer Concert Series - Moraga, CA
Aug 3
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol , CA
Aug 4
Jerry Bash 2018 - Nevada City, CA
Aug 8
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Aug 9
Jerry Garcia Tribute Night @ SF Giants - San Francisco, CA

Moonalice News

  • Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
  • Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
  • Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
  • LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
  • Moonalice To Play At Slide Ranch Grand Opening Of New Farm-to-Table Teaching Center
  • Honoring The San Francisco Tradition of The Rock Poster!!!
  • Rock Out To The Music Of 1967 at The Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam On 21 June!!!
  • Happy Birthday Moontunes TM!!!!
Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
Moonalice To Play At Slide Ranch Grand Opening Of New Farm-to-Table Teaching Center
Honoring The San Francisco Tradition of The Rock Poster!!!
Rock Out To The Music Of 1967 at The Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam On 21 June!!!
Happy Birthday Moontunes TM!!!!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • July 26, 2014 / Jerry Jam (Bath, NH)
    Really fun festival in northern NH
  • July 30, 2014 / The Cutting Room (NYC)
    Amazing venue in Manhattan's garment district. Jason Crosby joins us.
  • July 25, 2014 / Midnight Ramble, Levon Helm's Barn (Woodstock, NY)
    With Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band. Spiritual.
  • July 9, 2014 / Union Square Live (San Francisco, CA)
    Free show in San Francisco's most famous square.
  • Oct 6, 2013 / HSB (San Francisco, CA)
    HSB: the largest free festival in America draws more than 1/2 a million people. Our adrenal glands were working overtime!!!
  • Aug 5, 2013 / AT&T Park (San Francisco, CA)
    We played two sets before the Giants game. Our band loves baseball, so this giant fun for us (pun intended)
  • July 8, 2014 / Delancey Street (San Francisco, CA)
    Our annual concert at San Francisco's most successful halfway house is always a huge thrill.
  • Dec 29, 2013 / Sweetwater Music (Mill Valley, CA)
    Our Psychedelic Sunday shows at Sweetwater occur at 2 in the afternoon - a fantastic time for serious psychedelic music
  • Jul 3, 2013 / TRI Studios (Weir Studio, CA)
    If you don't know Moonalice and want a quick introduction to our music, this show is as good as you will find.
  • July 2, 2014 / Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee, CA)
    This beautiful venue near Lake Tahoe was packed ... huge fun!
July 26, 2014 / Jerry Jam (Bath, NH)
Really fun festival in northern NH
July 30, 2014 / The Cutting Room (NYC)
Amazing venue in Manhattan's garment district. Jason Crosby joins us.
July 25, 2014 / Midnight Ramble, Levon Helm's Barn (Woodstock, NY)
With Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band. Spiritual.
July 9, 2014 / Union Square Live (San Francisco, CA)
Free show in San Francisco's most famous square.
Oct 6, 2013 / HSB (San Francisco, CA)
HSB: the largest free festival in America draws more than 1/2 a million people. Our adrenal glands were working overtime!!!
Aug 5, 2013 / AT&T Park (San Francisco, CA)
We played two sets before the Giants game. Our band loves baseball, so this giant fun for us (pun intended)
July 8, 2014 / Delancey Street (San Francisco, CA)
Our annual concert at San Francisco's most successful halfway house is always a huge thrill.
Dec 29, 2013 / Sweetwater Music (Mill Valley, CA)
Our Psychedelic Sunday shows at Sweetwater occur at 2 in the afternoon - a fantastic time for serious psychedelic music
Jul 3, 2013 / TRI Studios (Weir Studio, CA)
If you don't know Moonalice and want a quick introduction to our music, this show is as good as you will find.
July 2, 2014 / Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee, CA)
This beautiful venue near Lake Tahoe was packed ... huge fun!

American Dream Rag

an anthem for Occupy Wall Street

download or stream the song!

LYRICS:
Credits: 
Words and lyrics by Roger McNamee

I've been out of work since the bank shut down
They shipped our jobs to China, left behind our town
Tumbleweed rollin' through, it feels like we've all been screwed

Every day's a struggle but we get by
They took everything we have, we don't cry
We can't afford to drink, but we still get high
Livin' the American dream

Politicians say In Banks We Trust
They gave em all the money that once belonged to us
In the name of red white and blue
It feels like we all been screwed

Every day's a struggle but we get by
They took everything we have, we don't cry
We can't afford to drink, but we still get high
Livin' the American dream

We used to have insurance and a steady job
But our banker bought the business with intent to rob
He closed all the factories, shuttered every store
The thousands out of work make his stock worth more

(solo)

Debt and unemplyment we got up the wazoo
Change we can believe in is long overdue
It's past time to sing the blues
It feels like we all been screwed

Every day's a struggle but we get by
They took everything we have, we don't cry
We can't afford to drink, but we still get high
Livin' the American dream

Every day's a struggle but we get by
They took everything we have, we don't cry
We can't afford to drink, but we still get high
Livin' the American dream
Livin' the American dream
Livin' the American dream

Performers: 
John Molo - drums Pete Sears - bass, piano Barry Sless - lead guitar Ann McNamee - percussion and vocals Roger McNamee - rhythm guitar and lead vocals

an anthem for Occupy Wall Street

Tribe Comments

attraction's picture

My 2 cents: very cool lyrics and music....what scares me more is that if we go out and protest, we are considered PUNY TERRORISTS by the Establishment....if we don't, we are considered dumbasses by the same Establishment....this is a tuff cookie to tackle folks.....NO doubt:). What comes to my MYnde right now is the Who tune......"we won't get fooled again" (which is still in vogue today!!!!!!) and the Cream tune "we're going wrong":):):)!!!!
Keep on keepin' on good hard working folk :):):)

lee1423's picture

banks , car companys ,ect are private companys. they can operate anyway they choose ,as long as the public will use their services. if big government ,Obama and his people want to give out bail outs ,until we are broke ,will need to stop them. No poor man has ever been able to hire anyone, it takes rich people, business, to do that. take away their money ,their profits and you and i have no jobs or no money.Even if the banks have no bail outs or not,will not give any of us any more money in our pockets. the only thing that will give anyone some money ,is to work hard and hope the rich,and business do well so they can give us a job. the government never has any money of it own,it never generates any at all. the government only has our tax dollars to spend and blow .so if the government give a bunch of people money it would only be giving away our own tax dollars they have taken from us working people, the rich, and private business. so quit blaming wall street,they are private business also along with the banks. blame the government ,socialist agendas , Obama ,and the democrats.

steve@premofine.com's picture

Very nice song. It says words and lyrics by Roger. Did he also write the music?