America

from by Geoff Lenox

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lyrics

Born on a base that ain’t there now
Raised in the shadows of a factory town
That long long ago, shut down its machines forever

The greedy elite they came and wrecked my job
Now I sell their kids dope out the trunk of my car
And the bastards who made me wanna put my ass away forever

Oooh in America
Oooh in America

Jimmy’s parents pressured him like hell
‘till he missed the Ivy Leagues and shot himself
but they cried when they opened the foundation in his name

Suzie headed west to pursue her dreams
Chasin’ a life she saw on her TV
but the closest she got was a part in a basement porn movie

Oooh in America
Oooh in America
Oooh in America
Oooh in America

That’s some hustle you got me fallin’ for
Caught in a shakedown, belivin’ a dream
My hand was dealt the day that I was born
So don’t pretend it’s up to me

Well she had seven different children
With seven different last names
And they was nothin’ but a pay check to her
livin off the state
and when the kids got older each one was gonna do the same thing

Well I don’t read the Bible
And I don’t care if you do
But all these politicians
Play you Jesus freaks for fools
To strip me of my money, my freedom, and my dignity

Oooh in America
Oooh in America
Oooh in America
Oooh in America

credits

from Into the Light, released January 8, 2015
All songs written by : Geoff Lenox
Produced by: Geoff Lenox, Joe Hogan, and Ariel Levine
Additional song development and pre-production by: Joe Hogan and Nik Chinboukas
Engineered by: Joe Hogan, Ariel Levine, Rich Phillis, and Ed McEntee
Recorded at: Loho Studios, NYC; One East Studios, NYC; and Rarified Studios, San Diego
Mixed by: Anthony "Rocky" Gallo at Virtue and Vice Studios, NYC
Mastered by: Howie Weinberg, Howie Weinberg Mastering, Los Angeles
Vocal coach/vocal pre-production by: Kevin Richards
Vocals: Geoff Lenox
Acoustic Guitar: Geoff Lenox
Electric Guitars: Joe Hogan, Izzy Lugo
Bass: Fernando Rosario Jr.
Drums: Frank Ferrer
Piano/Organ: Johnny Young
Synths/Additional Keys: Sonny Lanegan and Geoff Lenox
Backing vocals: Geoff Lenox/Ariel Levine
Trumpet ("Damned"): Jay Jennings
Gospel Singer Backup ("America"): Cid Scantlebury, Carly Menkin, Chanel Carroll
Opera Singer ("Angel Eyes"): Krystal Vaughn
Hooligans (Another Nail in the Coffin): Jonnie Rockit, Rob Castoria, Joe Hogan, Rich Phillis, Carl Schwab, Sam Virden, Maven Omega, DJ Avi Miller, Dominic Toscano
Bagpipe (Another Nail in The Coffin): Davy the Bagpiper

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Geoff Lenox Los Angeles, California

Former TSI frontman/songwriter, Geoff Lenox, makes his return to rock n’ roll, with an ambitious solo album and a take-no-prisoners live show.

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