From the album The Lavender Album

Lyrics

White Picket Fence

My family nearly starved to death back in the 19th century
So dreaming of a better life they sailed across the high seas
They struggled with the city life, they sweated in the factories
And just when things were looking up, their jobs went back overseas


The dream is over (for me to still believe)
The dream is over (I’d have to be asleep)
The dream is over (is now the time to leave?)


I want that green grass in the yard, I want that bright white picket fence
There’s nothing that I can afford, so I am stuck paying rent
I’m working two jobs every day so this did not make any sense
Until I realized the world is run by just one percent


The dream is over (for me to still believe)
The dream is over (I’d have to be asleep)
The dream is over (is now the time to leave?)


The whole time I was growing up, my family told me stay in school
But now I’m forehead-deep in debt, and I just feel like a fool


The dream is over (for me to still believe)
The dream is over (I’d have to be asleep)
The dream is over (is now the time to leave?)

Repeat

c. 2016 Rick McAlister