American Special

by Teen Commandments

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when i was young my parents told me i was special
and everybody said the same of me
but in america, everyone's special
so i'm as special as a slot machine
well i'm a five
and don't you know it

i'm at a cafe in vegas
i'm an excellent waitress
it's a special occasion
it's a holiday weekend

take it baby
a gold medal
well in america everyone's special

good god what have they done to me
i'm really feeling like an employee
stop the music
the party is done
stunned to discover i'm the same as everyone

earth does shake us
i'm a secretary
birth does make us
extraordinary

take it baby
a gold medal
well in america everyone's special

so you, and you, and you
you are special
so raise your hands in the air and say

take it baby
a gold medal
well in america everyone's special

good god what have they done to me
i'm really feeling like an employee
stop the music
the party is done
stunned to discover i'm the same as everyone

pop music is unnecessary
that's how i'm quoted in my obituary
on crystal terrace the mood is strange
it's madness
madness in the crystal cage

good god what have they done to me
i'm really feeling like an employee
stop the music
the party is done
stunned to discover i'm the same as everyone

well i'm a five

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released February 4, 2014

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Teen Commandments Brooklyn, New York

Teen Commandments are four restless young men from Williamsburg, Brooklyn who throw parties, collect synthesizers and worship at the alter of pop music. According to NYLON, "Teen Commandments transport you to another, more fun world full of late nights and dance parties– more like an '80s-meets-2014 dream world, more rainbow and groovy than anything that could exist in real life." ... more

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