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Grand Funk Railroad - ''We're An American Band'' - Live 1974



"We're an American Band" (from the album of the same name) became Grand Funk Railroad's first No. 1 single released July 2, 1973. Written by Don Brewer and produced by Todd Rundgren, its huge chart success broadened Grand Funk's appeal. It was sung by drummer Don Brewer who began doing more lead vocals for the band and helped with their transition to making top 40 hits.


It is the 99th song on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.





Lyrics



Out on the road for forty days

Last night in Little Rock put me in a haze

Sweet, sweet Connie, doin' her act

She had the whole show and that's a natural fact

Up all night with Freddie King

I got to tell you, poker's his thing

Booze and ladies, keep me right

As long as we can make it to the show tonight


We're an American band

We're an American band

We're comin' to your town

We'll help you party it down

We're an American band


Four young chiquitas in Omaha

Waitin' for the band to return from the show

Feelin' good, feelin' right, it's Saturday night

The hotel detective, he was outta sight

Now these fine ladies, they had a plan

They was out to meet the boys in the band

They said, come on dudes, let's get it on

And we proceeded to tear that hotel down


We're an American band

We're an American band

We're comin' to your town

We'll help you party it down

We're an American band


We're an American band

We're an American band

We're comin' to your town

We'll help you party it down

We're an American band


We're an American band

We're an American band

We're comin' to your town

We'll help you party it down

We're an American band


We're an American band

We're an American band

We're comin' to your town

We'll help you party it down

We're an American band


We're an American band, wooo

We're an American band, wooo

We're an American band, wooo



Songwriters: Don Brewer

We're An American Band lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management







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