Wake Up, My America

by Monahan

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I’m a witness
But I’m never takin’ part

I’m an actor
But I’ll never play my part

And I’m stumbling all the way through this
On your yellow brick road

You’re an advertising version of yourself
Picked to pieces
The daughter of dilettante,
Delicately telling me to do the best that I can

You’re a missionary
You’ve got all your badges, Helen
We done this once,
We’re gonna do it again,
And there’s nothing new under the sun…

Wake up, My America
Get your heart out on your sleeve
Wake up, My America
You make this harder to make believe

Every other scarecrow in the dark is crawlin’ over
I was frightened away
I was far from afraid
You’re a Chinese finger trap

You’re a missionary
You got all your badges, Helen

What a miserable time
They were dancing you down in Rio,
You're the hero

We’ve done this once,
We’re gonna do it again,
And there’s nothing new under the sun…

Wake up, My America
Get your heart out on your sleeve
Wake up, My America
You make this harder to make believe

credits

released May 1, 2012
Ryan Monahan - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Programming
Lemuel Hayes - Drums, B. Vox
J.P. Brien-Slack - Strings
Suny Lyons - Engineer, Mixing

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Monahan Athens

Monahan's debut album combines elements of indie, folk, ambience, dark jazz, and world music to create a synthesis of organic pop-rock, and features a range of talent from NYC’s IDM artist Insik Sate, members of Athens’ own Powerkompany, PacificUV, and former members of Dark Meat. ... more

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