Upcoming Concerts

  • Apr 06
    Shelter-In-Place Session #22 from Howling Moon Studios
    Bay Area, CA
  • Apr 07
    Shelter-In-Place Session #23 from Howling Moon Studios
    Bay Area, CA
  • Apr 08
    Shelter-In-Place Session #24 from Howling Moon Studios
    Bay Area, CA
  • Apr 09
    Shelter-In-Place Session #25 from Howling Moon Studios
    Bay Area, CA
  • Apr 10
    Shelter-In-Place Session #26 from Howling Moon Studios
    Bay Area, CA
  • May 06
    McMenamins Old St. Francis School
    Bend, OR
  • May 07
    McMenamins Kennedy School
    Portland, OR
  • May 08
    McMenamins Hotel Oregon
    McMinnville, OR
  • May 10
    Spanish Ballroom
    Tacoma, WA
  • May 11
    McMenamins Anderson School
    Bothell, WA
Apr 6
Shelter-In-Place Session #22 from Howling Moon Studios - Bay Area, CA
Apr 7
Shelter-In-Place Session #23 from Howling Moon Studios - Bay Area, CA
Apr 8
Shelter-In-Place Session #24 from Howling Moon Studios - Bay Area, CA
Apr 9
Shelter-In-Place Session #25 from Howling Moon Studios - Bay Area, CA
Apr 10
Shelter-In-Place Session #26 from Howling Moon Studios - Bay Area, CA
May 6
McMenamins Old St. Francis School - Bend, OR
May 7
McMenamins Kennedy School - Portland, OR
May 8
McMenamins Hotel Oregon - McMinnville, OR
May 10
Spanish Ballroom - Tacoma, WA
May 11
McMenamins Anderson School - Bothell, WA

Moonalice News

  • Moonlight In The Darkness Postponed - Enjoy Posters From Cancelled Dates
  • Tour dates cancelled; Announcement of Moonlight in Darkness livestream tour
  • Fear the coronavirus? Here’s how to watch live music from home
  • Barry Sless interviews on Grateful Web and KPFA's Dead to the World
  • Legendary Poster Artist Wes Wilson Dies at 82
  • Introducing ... Full Moonalice!
  • Thank you for an amazing year!
  • Sisters & Brothers is the new Moonalice!
  • Check out the first full show by the Moonalice Sisters & Brothers band!
  • Moonalice Sisters & Brothers rock DROM in NYC!
Moonlight In The Darkness Postponed - Enjoy Posters From Cancelled Dates
Tour dates cancelled; Announcement of Moonlight in Darkness livestream tour
Fear the coronavirus? Here’s how to watch live music from home
Barry Sless interviews on Grateful Web and KPFA's Dead to the World
Legendary Poster Artist Wes Wilson Dies at 82
Introducing ... Full Moonalice!
Thank you for an amazing year!
Sisters & Brothers is the new Moonalice!
Check out the first full show by the Moonalice Sisters & Brothers band!
Moonalice Sisters & Brothers rock DROM in NYC!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Apr 1, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #17 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Apr 4, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #20 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Apr 1, 2020 / Jason Crosby Shelter-In-Place "Two Hour Wednesday" Session from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Apr 3, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #19 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Mar 31, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #16 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Apr 5, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #21 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Mar 29, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #14 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Mar 30, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #15 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Apr 3, 2020 / T Sisters Shelter-In-Place Session (Chthonic Theater)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
  • Apr 2, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #18 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
    March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Apr 1, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #17 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Apr 4, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #20 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Apr 1, 2020 / Jason Crosby Shelter-In-Place "Two Hour Wednesday" Session from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Apr 3, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #19 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Mar 31, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #16 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Apr 5, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #21 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Mar 29, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #14 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Mar 30, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #15 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Apr 3, 2020 / T Sisters Shelter-In-Place Session (Chthonic Theater)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...
Apr 2, 2020 / Shelter-In-Place Session #18 from Howling Moon Studios (Bay Area)
March and April dates have been cancelled due to Covid-19. As Jason is "sheltering-in-place" at Roger's, ...

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?