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Unreleased
Sky Ferreira
Writer(s) Sky Ferreira
Vincent Turner
Producer(s) Frankmusik
Length 3:19 (Final)
3:19 (Demo)

"American Dream" (also known as Sleeping With The Enemy and Do What You Want) is a unreleased song written by Sky Ferreira and Vincent Turner which was intended for the scrapped 2011 album Cry Baby.

It ended up getting leaked by SkyLeaks on January 5th, 2011 on SoundCloud along with many other unreleased songs, which is most likely why the original 2011 album was completely shelved.

Theme Edit

During this time, Sky felt very disrespected in the music industry. She was overlooked and told she wasn’t good enough.

She’s irritated that she’s still being disregarded, despite her incredible talent and work ethic. Now she’s feeling discouraged and it’s making her depressed.

The media victimize many celebrities with their bullying tendencies, then wonder why they turn to drugs or suicide. Sky is basically saying not to be surprised if they push her to that point.

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
I'm learning lessons to make mistakes
If I get burned, no embers break
You told me I'm a destiny
While your power gets the best of me
Repeatedly I get neglected
You claim that I am unperfected
Now watch my frustration grow
And wonder why this girl let go

[Chorus]
Do what you want and make me into your American Dream
Say what you want, I'm just another part of your mad machine
Make what you want, who can I blame?
You're all the same
Is it just me sleeping with the enemy?

[Verse 2]
I've travelled 50 states of miserable
I walk on through the intolerable
Emotions blink, no landscapes change
A map between a rock and our place
I might be alright, I could be okay
I don't think I would try to throw it away

[Chorus]
Do what you want and make me into your American Dream
Say what you want, I'm just another part of your mad machine
Make what you want, who can I blame?
You're all the same
Is it just me sleeping with the enemy?

[Bridge]
If you prescribed anything
Numb reality and bring
Back to me those melodies
That you always take from me

[Chorus]
Do what you want and make me into your American Dream
Say what you want, I'm just another part of your mad machine
Make what you want, who can I blame?
You're all the same
Is it just me sleeping with the enemy?

[Interlude]
Do what you want
Want, want, want, want, want
Do what you want
Want, want, want, want, want
Into your American Dream, your American Dream
Dream, dream

[Chorus]
Do what you want and make me into your American Dream
Say what you want, I'm just another part of your mad machine
Make what you want, who can I blame?
You're all the same
Is it just me sleeping with the enemy?

Trivia Edit

  • This is one of two (known) songs Sky worked on with Frankmusik, the other one eventually released as Ellie Goulding’s “Wish I Stayed”.