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From the album Unity, and goes by the alternative title (in concert anyway) of "Girl in Texas, woman in B and Q." This song also demonstrates a slightly hazy sense of geography, and a terrible missed opportunity in that there is a town called Unity but it's in Oregon. It just don't rhyme!

American Dream (Girl In Texas)

The sunset streams across the silver screen
And takes the cowboy down
And Texas seems a long, long way
From this run down mining town
England's hope and glory has hit that lonesome trail
And drugstore dreams of limousines -
Marlboro men and Levi jeans
Steel guitars and rhinestone queens
They will never let me down
And I dreamed I saw America
From a two bit-border town

Thought I'd get across the border
See what I could see
Put a little order between the Lone-Star State and me
She was standing by the freeway
I was short on company
She was a girl in Texas
But a woman in Tennessee

My pick-up ain't no limousine
But there's room enough for two
As she slipped in down by my side
The State-line came in view
She said she'd a mind to travel
I said, that is just fine by me
She was a girl in Texas
But a woman in Tennessee

We found a little bar-room
With a polka playing band
We took to trading smiles
And we took to holding hands
And we danced - we danced into the morning
Changed our history
She was a girl in Texas
But a woman in Tennessee

And I dreamed I saw America
From a two-bit - one-horse - run-down
Northern mining town