My American Life

from by Matt Frye

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I got a rotten pumpkin on my front porch
I got a picture of a turkey on my back door
I got Christmas trees, Easter bunnies and more

I got an American flag out in my backyard
I keep it up high cause we’re always at war
Red, white, and blue I see you soar

Red, white and blue could be black, yellow or orange
It could be that guy with a crooked arm
I’m not here to sound off no alarms

Cause I don’t speak Spanish but I wish I could
Speak it everyday yeah you know you would
I’m not a carpenter but I wish I could work with wood

We’re all living this American life it might be different then mine
You could be Spanish or Jewish you could be from Palestine
That’s fine, that’s fine

Just the other day I was eating egg rolls
With my chop sticks out of my Chinese’s bowl
Trying to switch it up it’s been my latest goal

Cause I like my meat bloody with a side of fries
An extra large coke don’t ask me why
Bacon egg and cheese that’s how I get by

We’re all living this American life it might be different than mine
You cold be African you could be West Indian or an Asian
That’s fine, that’s fine

I got a rotten pumpkin on my front porch
I got a picture of a turkey on my back door
I got Christmas trees, Easter bunnies and more

I got an American flag out in my backyard
I keep it up high cause we’re always at war
Red, white, and blue we see you soar

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from Hard Times, released November 13, 2010

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Matt Frye New York

"The troubadour Matt Frye, who is from North Carolina and who now lives in Brooklyn, can be found playing cafés in far corners of the borough, which has become as great an influence on his music as his home state has been. The collision between Southern ways and big-city life produces gritty, quirky songs, sung with a breezy lilt."

-The New Yorker
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