Thursday, July 5, 2012

Photo Friday: Red, White, and Blue

And because I couldn't help myself ... 

'American Dream' by Switchfoot

When success is equated with excess
The ambition for excess wrecks us
As top of the mind becomes the bottom line 
When success is equated with excess

If your time ain't been nothing for money 
I start to feel really bad for you, honey 
Maybe honey, put your money where your mouth's been running 
If your time ain't been nothing but money

I want out of this machine
It doesn't feel like freedom

This ain't my American dream
I want to live and die for bigger things 
I'm tired of fighting for just me 
This ain't my American dream

'Cause baby's always talkin' 'bout a ring 
And talk has always been the cheapest thing 
Is it true would you do what I want you to 
If I show up with the right amount of bling?

Like a puppet on a monetary string
Maybe we've been caught singing
Red, white, blue, and green
But that ain't my America,
That ain't my American dream


  1. Images of sky bursts have become so common that most are just 4th of July cliches, but yours really stand out. The foreground images and lighting have tension and character. I am drawn to the sun glass photo, too. (I am a Coke fan and an ardent follower of the cola wars, so I can't think about the Pepsi can objectively.)

  2. I too admire the fireworks shots. They have such ambiance, as if the streetlight itself was on fire. And the cherries are cheery.