Big American Headliner

Written in August of 1996 in Edmonton, Alberta

I had me a dream
Almost obscene
I never had a dream any finer
I had me a taste
In the land of waste
And the dream that we chased as we became
The big American headliner
Foaming at the mouth
As we up and headed south
South of the parallel 49er
We had us a dream
Of Rolling Stone magazine
And all the girls they screamed as we became
The big American headliner

Visions of sold out shows
And candy for your nose
In America, anything goes, as we were soon to find
It doesn’t matter what they place is
You can act like Oasis
Screw till yer blue in the faces
When you become
The big American headliner

And Leno said he loved our sound
As we were the toast of tinsel town
Everyone and their dog came around to the scene
To be seen
We did a “guest spot” on Friends
And sang our songs on Letterman
We looked towards the mighty Yen
Because the Japanese love
The big American headliner

I woke up in a hotel room
In downtown Saskatoon
We gotta leave this afternoon for Regina
Because there, we’ve got us an opening slot
These Goddamned gigs never pay a lot
My patience, nerves and credit is shot
But tonight we open for.
They keep the door
The big American headliner

And we gotta be on at 9er
And off by half past 9er
And we can’t use their drum riser
So we drink their fucking rider
The big American Headliner

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