true american

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For the Fourth of July we decided to use a hackneyed theme to make a decent mixtape. Every song has something about America or the USA in its title or artist name, they’re all songs you’ve probably heard, and there are thirteen of them to represent the colonies. Is it groundbreaking? Nope. Is it perfect for grilling in the sunshine and starting the USA chant? Indeed it is. Mixtapes|Heartbreaks presents to you: True American.

01| Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
02| American Woman by Lenny Kravitz
03| Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World
04| Lump by The Presidents of the United States of America
05| Ventura Highway by America
06| Never Meant by American Football
07| My Paper Heart by The All-American Rejects
08| So American by Portugal. The Man
09| USA by Yellow Ostrich
10| American Hearts by Piebald
11| American Girl by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
12| American Boy by Estelle f/Kanye West
13| Party & Bullshit in the USA by DJ Crazy J Rodriguez

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American Football – Never Meant

American Football and I have a past, and I might get into that someday but for now let’s just remember how fucking great they were. And how good this video is. Did anybody else’s heart swell upon seeing the house they’ve looked at a thousand times before, both literally on the album cover and figuratively as you remembered your own college digs? The dirty walls with seventeen layers of paint, the crowded dance parties where you knew everyone around you was one of your people, the porches and basements where you lingered that extra minute to cross paths with a particular someone at the keg so you could start a conversation without risking rejection? It’s all there. We never mean to live in the past but it’s always cropping up somewhere in an old photo or a song on the radio. We wear it like a shadow and every now and again it casts itself long as the sun sets on our day.