Upcoming Concerts

  • Aug 20
    Big Band with the New Chambers Bros. and T Sistets118 North
    Wayne, PA
  • Aug 21
    Gypsy Sally's
    Washington, DC
  • Aug 23
    LOCKN' Festival
    Arrington, VA
  • Aug 23
    LOCKN' Festival
    Arrington, VA
  • Sep 07
    Pioneer Park
    Nevada City, CA
  • Sep 08
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 16
    Ardmore Music Hall
    Ardmore, PA
  • Oct 17
    Garcia's @ The Capitol Theatre
    Port Chester, NY
  • Oct 18
    Drom
    New York, NY
  • Oct 19
    The Stone Pony
    Asbury Park, NJ
Aug 20
Big Band with the New Chambers Bros. and T Sistets118 North - Wayne, PA
Aug 21
Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
Aug 23
LOCKN' Festival - Arrington, VA
Aug 23
LOCKN' Festival - Arrington, VA
Sep 7
Pioneer Park - Nevada City, CA
Sep 8
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Oct 16
Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA
Oct 17
Garcia's @ The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
Oct 18
Drom - New York, NY
Oct 19
The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ

Moonalice News

  • 420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
  • Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
  • Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
  • Moonalice plays Dead!!!
  • 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!!!
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  • 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
420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
Moonalice plays Dead!!!
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

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Aug 2, 2019 / Rancho Nicasio (Nicasio)
    According to Moonalice legend, scientists have discovered a dragon living here in Nicasio. Known as Puff...
  • Aug 10, 2019 / The Day After @ Nugget Campground (Placerville)
  • Aug 20, 2019 / Big Band with the New Chambers Bros. and T Sistets118 North (Wayne)
    According to Moonalice legend, it has been far too long since our last visit to the Philadelphia area. W...
  • Jul 21, 2019 / Point San Pablo Harbor (Richmond)
  • Aug 9, 2019 / SF Giants Grateful Dead Tribute Night (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, it was 24 years ago today that Jerry Garcia crossed the rainbow bridge. H...
  • Aug 6, 2019 / Bread & Roses Benefit at Delancey Street (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, you never what life will bring. Through good times and bad, you can count...
  • Aug 3, 2019 / Petaluma Music Festival (Petaluma)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Petaluma Music Festival gets a five-star rating from the Moonalice Mus...
  • Aug 1, 2019 / Moraga Summer Concert Series (Moraga)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is Jerry Garcia’s birthday. It is hard to know what Jerry would h...
  • Aug 4, 2019 / The Chapel - Jerry Garcia Birthday Salute featuring John Molo’s Dead As a Doornail (San Francisco)
    Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, at the Chapel, to celebrate Jerry Day and the days between. ...
  • Aug 7, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the band has been blessed today by the presence of the amazing T Sisters, ...
Aug 2, 2019 / Rancho Nicasio (Nicasio)
According to Moonalice legend, scientists have discovered a dragon living here in Nicasio. Known as Puff...
Aug 10, 2019 / The Day After @ Nugget Campground (Placerville)
Aug 20, 2019 / Big Band with the New Chambers Bros. and T Sistets118 North (Wayne)
According to Moonalice legend, it has been far too long since our last visit to the Philadelphia area. W...
Jul 21, 2019 / Point San Pablo Harbor (Richmond)
Aug 9, 2019 / SF Giants Grateful Dead Tribute Night (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, it was 24 years ago today that Jerry Garcia crossed the rainbow bridge. H...
Aug 6, 2019 / Bread & Roses Benefit at Delancey Street (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, you never what life will bring. Through good times and bad, you can count...
Aug 3, 2019 / Petaluma Music Festival (Petaluma)
According to Moonalice legend, the Petaluma Music Festival gets a five-star rating from the Moonalice Mus...
Aug 1, 2019 / Moraga Summer Concert Series (Moraga)
According to Moonalice legend, today is Jerry Garcia’s birthday. It is hard to know what Jerry would h...
Aug 4, 2019 / The Chapel - Jerry Garcia Birthday Salute featuring John Molo’s Dead As a Doornail (San Francisco)
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, at the Chapel, to celebrate Jerry Day and the days between. ...
Aug 7, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the band has been blessed today by the presence of the amazing T Sisters, ...

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?