LCD Soundsystem - American Dream Lyrics




Wake up with somebody near you
And at someone else's place
You took acid and looked in the mirror
Watched the beard crawl around on your face
Oh, the revolution was here
That would set you free from those bourgeoisie
In the morning everything's clearer
When the sunlight exposes your age

But that's okay
And that's okay

Grab your clothes and head to the doorway
If you dance out, no one complains
Find the place where you can be boring
Where you won't need to explain
That you're sick in the head and you wish you were dead
Or at least instead of sleeping here you prefer your own bed, come on
You just suck at self-preservation
Versus someone else's pain

So you feel drained
And insane
And insane

He was leather and you were screaming
Swinging chains against the stage
And you couldn't know he was leaving
But now more will go with age, you know
So get up and stop your complaining
You know that you're the only one who's been destroying all the fun
Look what happened when you were dreaming
Then punch yourself in the face
So you kiss and you clutch but you can't fight that feeling
That your one true love is just awaiting your big meeting
So you never even asked for names
You just look right through them as if you already came
It's a drug of the heart and you can't stop the shaking
'Cause the body wants what it's terrible at taking, oh
And you can't remember the meaning
But there's no going back against this California feeling

American dream
(Sha-bang, sha-bang)
American dream
(Sha-bang, sha-bang)
American dream
(Sha-bang, sha-bang)
American dream
(Sha-bang, sha-bang)





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LCD Soundsystem American Dream Comments
  1. CoyKoi84

    'You just suck at self-preservation versus someone else's pain'

    Yes. Yes, I do.

  2. Hervé Fayet

    La géniale bande-son 2017

  3. arian ramseyer

    I wish i was strong enough to cry to this song

  4. Ilusion

    lcd sound system and 009 sound system are the best! <3

  5. Bim Proctor

    In the morning, everything's clearer.

  6. jayesh kalal

    A dog's journey brought me here

  7. discospaceship

    I can’t just listen to this once. It’s a song you listen to 2-10 times a session.

  8. ukyee

    A dog's journey 2 brought me here.

  9. Ogbassin

    I'm so glad that it's been 2 years and this song is still underrated. It's like I want to keep it for myself lol.

  10. Bim Proctor

    To this day, this is still my favourite song.

  11. Paulo Montini

    This, here, could've be easily a Twin Peaks song; for Audrey, in special.

  12. Moe Molina

    Is this where hipsters come to die?

  13. Octavi Obiols Sales

    Authentic Masterpiece.
    It always comes back to your head and you slowly realize how godly good this is

  14. nell vesuvio

    i found u song.. u were in a dogs journey..

  15. Mvhe

    this song makes me inexplicably sad

  16. Emir Pasten

    Hooo que temon ! jaja

  17. India Pipitone

    I can’t stop listening to this

  18. Will.I.Am.7

    Breathtaking

  19. Allied Air Power

    But there’s no coming back against this California dreamin’

  20. Copi_Re

    La razón de estar contigo me trajo aquí :,b. A Dog Journeys brought me here

  21. Junior Fenty

    Sem palavras.

  22. russell westbrook

    Electric Mango

  23. Jay Kalal

    Dogs journey brought me here

    Reena Dhillon

    Me too😍😍😍....
    Nd then i forgot the song name so i searched for movie nd the same scene again😘😘

  24. Alan Roberts

    A Dog’s Journey brought me here.

  25. SegahGen

    Fuck yeah!!!

  26. Douglas

    Why this song sound like something The Killers, Brandon Flowers would sing?

  27. Pay To Pray

    this song is a redpill

  28. Denise Dunn

    Just wondering if the 'great' Rob Smith likes this? From a long time Cure fan whose son shared this with me.

  29. Jonathan Fernando Bustos Chacón

    Happy to listen.

  30. Stan Mann

    That's ok.

    Stan Mann

    Be boring.

    Stan Mann

    My father got me hooked on watching sports while listening to music.

  31. mrteabaggervance

    Still here in 2019. Love the Twin Peaks vibe.

  32. guy saunders

    I'm numb. Completely shut off. Years ago an ex started a rumor that I was HIV positive, and it spread like a breathbourne disease. everyone stopped talking to me. My mom threw my shit in the yard, I got there the next day and it was all rained on and picked through. I stopped talking altogether for maybe 3 months, wandering the streets. Couldn't speak. Anyway, this song makes me feel better

    sniffing star dust

    I hope everything turns out for you buddy, I'm rooting for you.

    guy saunders

    @sniffing star dust Thanks, I'm changing my name, and moving, again.

  33. Daniel Cropp

    This song is about the utter emptiness of getting everything you ever wanted, and of realizing that your hunger is infinite, while anything that might satiate that hunger for a little while is finite.

  34. ripelivejam

    This album was kind of the soundtrack to me watching a good friend of mine die over a period of a few months.

  35. Atouani Ghazi

    what technics is this ?

  36. evocative01

    Amen brother. Amen. what else can i say

  37. LE HEGARAT MICHAEL

    very good !

  38. M a r c i a n a

    This is the song I played when I got in the shower to ball my eyes out to without anyone hearing because my best friend just left my house after she told me she was moving to California and i still be ballin my eyes out to this song

  39. Luis Alves

    Demais! Uma e outra vez....

  40. the Sarkive

    I forgot about these guys

  41. francesca moreno

    My best song

  42. Isaac Rodriguez

    Me recuerda de aquella primera vez que cruzamos pensamientos y convertimos dos mundos en uno solo

  43. Roy Blackwell

    Lil Ugly Gibrane1 year ago (edited)LYRICS

    Wake up with somebody near you
    And at someone else's place
    You took acid and looked in the mirror
    Watched the beard crawl around on your face
    Oh, the revolution was here
    That would set you free from those bourgeoisie
    In the morning everything's clearer
    When the sunlight exposes your age

    But that's okay
    And that's okay

    Grab your clothes and head to the doorway
    If you dance out, no one complains
    Find the place where you can be boring
    Where you won't need to explain
    That you're sick in the head and you wish you were dead
    Or at least instead of sleeping here you prefer your own bed, come on
    You just suck at self-preservation
    Versus someone else's pain

    So you feel drained
    And insane
    And insane

    He was leather and you were screaming
    Swinging chains against the stage
    And you couldn't know he was leaving
    But now more will go with age, you know
    So get up and stop your complaining
    You know that you're the only one who's been destroying all the fun
    Look what happened when you were dreaming
    Then punch yourself in the face
    So you kiss and you clutch but you can't fight that feeling
    That your one true love is just awaiting your big meeting
    So you never even asked for names
    You just look right through them as if you already came
    It's a drug of the heart and you can't stop the shaking
    'Cause the body wants what it's terrible at taking, oh
    And you can't remember the meaning
    But there's no going back against this California feeling

    American dream
    (sha-bang, sha-bang)
    American dream
    (sha-bang, sha-bang)
    American dream
    (sha-bang, sha-bang)
    American dream
    (sha-bang, sha-bang)

  44. Luis Alves

    E se isto não é mão de Deus...

  45. Tiffaney Gale

    good song...also nice space arm does that thimg make a Cappuccino

  46. Nikola Lalic

    Just wow ! Pure emotions

  47. United Asteroido

    Dis is real the south america dream...
    God bless my acetates!

  48. Bim Proctor

    This is still my best and greatest recommendation. Enjoy it, you distant sprites from disciplines long separated.

  49. Zarna sshi

    I can't stop listening to this. It's totally sticky but in a good way. Amazing

  50. soylichito

    canción parecida a una rehabilitación del alma luego de estar años recagada a palos por cada tropezón dado.. tiene aire a tanto, a Pink Floyd, a una escena perdida de un drama psicológico del 80.

    tiene aire de resquebrajarte interiormente, lo que me pasa al escuchar una utopía perfectamente compuesta

  51. Ivan Mou

    when the single came out I just couldn't wrap my head around the mastery packed in this record. I really didnt like it and could only listen to call the police. Fast forward 2 years and now this is my favorite LCD song. it's so insanely good ot just needed some time after planting the seed in me to grow.

    MrSunGodTv

    This was the first song by them that I ever heard. It was a live performance on a late night comedy show(maybe Jimmy Kimmel?), and I was floored by how powerful it was and how it clearly moved everyone present. (likely everyone watching at home as well) :P

  52. pheebles

    This is one of the best songs ever.

  53. Bim Proctor

    So you kiss, and you clutch, but you can't fight that feeling, that you one true love is just awaiting your big meeting, so you never even asked for a name.

  54. Greg Cab

    the sound of this music is awesome, love it...

  55. Kevin Clayton

    Well you can tell these talented folks from LCDS sure had an incredible influence on The Killers no doubt!! But that’s OK....

  56. Bruno Neto

    I wish i was dead....instead im here listening to to this

  57. Hollis Sanders

    Damn Murphy despite his age still has his finger right on the pulse of the modern mental crisis

    One of the few musical poets just aging like wine

  58. brian4116

    The synth really reminds me of The Cure

  59. ABNTGeneric

    The record spin syncs up *almost* perfectly with the song.

  60. Aggelos Grontas

    Sharp Objects

  61. Issy Delon

    Reminds me of an 80’s prom night. A girl who finally gets to dance with her crush😩

  62. The Legendary Bob Dill Inn

    I like this song but it also disgusts me in a way. It's just one big shit on somebody. I don't think it's the first time he's used the word "boring" insultingly in a song, ex "New York I Love You". If entertainment is the highest value of life I don't know where the love is in it. One of the closest people to me can be dull. Real friends overlook that.

  63. Sydney Brooke

    Romantic about life

  64. simon bailey

    Great song and Im hearing Human League Circus of Death, check it out you tube babies....

  65. Der Cot

    "Black Screen" is the best from the album.

  66. Brandon Allman

    Such a rich combination of lyrics and sounds it’s like a sweet blend of the talking heads and Pink Floyd for me anyways

  67. surfing cactus

    synth sounds like its sizzling

  68. Melissa Ferrell

    There needs to be a video for this song. I’ll even take a fan-made video.

  69. Strider

    This is the perfect song 😭💜

  70. Victor V.

    This is so beautiful, but it makes me feel more suicidal

  71. Joseph Gaudet

    The depth of the synth is unreal...it has to be analogue...digital just can't do this.

  72. Ashton Anderson

    so good!!!!

  73. Kelvin Vazquez

    This is music

  74. Joe Flip

    oh my. it's perfect

  75. Tyler Goerbig

    This reminds me of an 80's dance scene at a prom

  76. Mattchester

    Easily the best music video ever made.

  77. Kaven Dang / Feedback Beats

    A Great Song Finally Reaches One Million Views

  78. Bobble Head

    "It's a drug of the heart and you can't stop the shaking
    'Cause the body wants what it's terrible at taking, oh"

    Holy shit these lyrics are awesome and the music is god like

  79. Sam Johnson

    Cant believe this song didn’t blow up in 2017, smh

  80. Aryananda Suratman

    its definitely dream baby dream by Suicide : )

  81. fran

    el unico comentario en español me siento colonisador :V

  82. Scott Rose

    I LOVE THIS BAND. Please, PLEASE keep making smart, original, creative, atypical music. You might not save music, but you might just save me.

  83. FOGONTHEFOREHEAD

    this mix & master is way better than on the digital. absolutely love it!

  84. nilpoint

    This is such a sad song, so beautiful.

  85. eagletmars

    I want to wake up to someone somebody near me, and at someone else's place. This song is so raw. I can see this being a song that two people listen to 20 years from now, and them remembering their first time sleeping together, and then they slowly dance in the night to their memories of that night when they were young, reckless, lovers. They have found their place to be boring, with each other, to this song.

  86. occupynewparadigm

    Getting some serious NYC vibes on this one.

    Johnny Guitar

    Suicide-esque, but more cheesy

  87. Mark Silva

    a masterpiece

  88. thebabarams

    i think this song and album has a lot of right leaning sentiments. its like hes making fun of the left/sjw/hipsters. maybe im wrong.

  89. hol guacamol

    Yup, really glad I found this band.

  90. Julian Grant

    best fucking band in usa

  91. JJ Deadhead

    I have that turntable

  92. mar Hei

    Das kam gerade bei Tagesschau 24 als Albumvorstellung

  93. Stephen Smitherman

    The circus of Death by the Human League. but a Great song nether the less .

  94. gotohoward

    I love this song.

  95. Willow

    I don't know what it is but.........I'm sad

  96. Lauren Ramone

    nice too bad i can’t hear the song over the sound of myself crying