Songs about the USA

Listen to the three songs below. Then answer the following questions:

  1. What aspects of the USA do the different songs describe?
  2. How do the songs relate to the American Dream?

America the Beautiful


See also Beyonce performing this song on the occasion of President Obama's inauguration in 2008.

Lour Reed: Dirty Boulevard


One line creatively reuses a quote from Emma Lazarus's poem The New Colossus. Find out which and how it was changed in this song!

Bad Religion: American Dream


See also Bad Religion performing this song at a live show.

  erstellt am 02. Juli 2014, letzte Änderung am 24. Januar 2016