I had an American dream
I had love, I had truth, I had faith
I had a road leading to glory
I had it all, I had it all

I had an American dream
With honor, justice, and right
I had a signposted path to peace
And you took that away from me
You took that away

You bled this cold heart dry
And all I can do is ask why
You took a trust so pure
Turned it to lies, all lies
There’s nothing left for me
And I know someday you’ll see
You pressed a beautiful thing
Until it died . . . it died

I had an American dream
Of you and me  . . .
You had a road leading to glory
You had it all! (You took that away from me!)
You had it all! (You took that away!)

You bled this cold heart dry
And all I can do is ask why
You took a trust so pure
Turned it to lies, all lies
There’s nothing left for me
And I know someday you’ll see
You pressed a beautiful thing
Until it died . . . it died

You bled this cold heart dry
And all I can do is ask why
I bought a ring for your left hand
I just hope you understand