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There goes the American dream

You're a stranger to these new surroundings
Sure how you recovery was astounding
But people only see what's on the outside looking in
They can't see how you've really been

You wear that fake smile so your kids don't worry about you being hurt
Or the fact that everything's your fault and your husband treating you like dirt
Got to make it to all the kids games
So they don't know daddy's chasing another dame

Smile and wave so you look like the all American dream
When inside you really just need to pull out your hair and scream
Dad couldn't make it again he was just working late
When you know he went out on another date

You turn a blind eye cause it hasn't gotten physical yet
You go home put the kids to bed curl up and cry to your pet
You want to talk but no one really listens to you though so why bother
You cry your self to sleep again praying to God to go ahead and take the father

You think you all are getting along it might be a good day
Till that switch flips and you realize this time you gotta get away
Things are flying this isn't just another rant
You won't go through this again you just can't
 
You grab a knife thinking it'll keep him away
But he hands your hair and you know you won't be okay
Your kids are screaming you know you have to fight
You can't give up you have to give those babies a better life.

The knife goes down and it cuts deep
You grab the kids and head for the street
Everything is silent except the kids screams
So much for your American dream
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Submitted by jessicab.25004 on April 25, 2021

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