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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Columbus, OH
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  • Oct 30
    Golden Sails Hotel
    Long Beach, CA
  • Oct 31
    Saint Rocke
    Hermosa Beach, CA
  • Nov 01
    Ramona Mainstage
    Ramona , CA
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    Ventura, CA
  • Nov 03
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    Westlake Village, CA
  • Nov 08
    HopMonk Tavern
    Sebastopol, CA
  • Nov 09
    The Odd Fellows Hall
    Auburn, CA
Oct 22
Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 23
Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH
Oct 24
Martyrs' - Chicago, IL
Oct 30
Golden Sails Hotel - Long Beach, CA
Oct 31
Saint Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA
Nov 1
Ramona Mainstage - Ramona , CA
Nov 2
Discovery Ventura - Ventura, CA
Nov 3
Bogies @ Westlake Village Inn - Westlake Village, CA
Nov 8
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol, CA
Nov 9
The Odd Fellows Hall - Auburn, CA

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  • 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
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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)

  • Sep 8, 2019 / Union Square Live with the New Chambers Brothers (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the squirrels of Union Square are huge fans of Moonalice. We have been pl...
  • Oct 20, 2019 / Iron Works (Buffalo)
    According to Moonalice legend, this is Moonalice’s first visit to Buffalo ... and we’re really diggin...
  • Oct 5, 2019 / Live Webcast - Day 2 @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 (San Francisco)
    Streaming of view »
  • Oct 17, 2019 / Garcia's @ The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester)
    According to Moonalice Legend, this is our first visit to Garcia’s as Moonalice, though we have played ...
  • Oct 18, 2019 / Drom (New York)
    According to Moonalice legend, the times they are a-strangin’ ... hopefully, they will soon be a-changi...
  • Sep 7, 2019 / Miner's Foundry Cultural Center with T Sisters and New Chambers Brothers (Nevada City)
    According to Moonalice legend, mining has always been a major activity here in Nevada City. When the sil...
  • Oct 16, 2019 / Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore)
  • Oct 19, 2019 / The Stone Pony (Asbury Park)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Asbury Park pony needs a Doobie. Fortunately we arrived with a spare....
  • Oct 6, 2019 / Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice Legend, music is meant to be shared. Warren Hellman taught us that when he create...
  • Aug 23, 2019 / LOCKN' Festival — Moonalice Big Band with New Chambers Bros. and T Sisters (Arrington)
    According to Moonalice legend, rain in Arrington falls mainly on the main stage, but the superhumans Of t...
Sep 8, 2019 / Union Square Live with the New Chambers Brothers (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the squirrels of Union Square are huge fans of Moonalice. We have been pl...
Oct 20, 2019 / Iron Works (Buffalo)
According to Moonalice legend, this is Moonalice’s first visit to Buffalo ... and we’re really diggin...
Oct 5, 2019 / Live Webcast - Day 2 @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 (San Francisco)
Streaming of view »
Oct 17, 2019 / Garcia's @ The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester)
According to Moonalice Legend, this is our first visit to Garcia’s as Moonalice, though we have played ...
Oct 18, 2019 / Drom (New York)
According to Moonalice legend, the times they are a-strangin’ ... hopefully, they will soon be a-changi...
Sep 7, 2019 / Miner's Foundry Cultural Center with T Sisters and New Chambers Brothers (Nevada City)
According to Moonalice legend, mining has always been a major activity here in Nevada City. When the sil...
Oct 16, 2019 / Ardmore Music Hall (Ardmore)
Oct 19, 2019 / The Stone Pony (Asbury Park)
According to Moonalice legend, the Asbury Park pony needs a Doobie. Fortunately we arrived with a spare....
Oct 6, 2019 / Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice Legend, music is meant to be shared. Warren Hellman taught us that when he create...
Aug 23, 2019 / LOCKN' Festival — Moonalice Big Band with New Chambers Bros. and T Sisters (Arrington)
According to Moonalice legend, rain in Arrington falls mainly on the main stage, but the superhumans Of t...

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?