American Gypsy

American Gypsy

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American Gypsy has that special ability to make people laugh, cry and rock all within the space of a few songs. If you sit for a moment and listen to her music, you will be transported to a place or relive a story that you believed only belonged to you.

Biography

American Gypsy captivates her audiences at a wide variety of venues including, bars and motorcycle rallies throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. From small intimate groups to large rowdy crowds, her performances entice and involve fans of all ages.

Her style and songs, although uniquely American Gypsy, have been compared to Lucinda Williams, K. D. Lange, Willie Nelson, Jim Croce, Joan Baez and John Lennon. Brassy, sassy and sensual, with a special ability to capture an audience, American Gypsy performs a wide array of cover songs as well as her original music.

Although well known for ability to add her unique style to cover songs, audiences know her music and constantly request her original songs.

Lyrics

Old Soldiers and Gypsy Women

Written By: American Gypsy

Old soldiers and Gypsy women,
Bikers with the wind in their hair.
They're among these living, dying people,
I found some of my missing pieces there.

I strapped my sleeping bag onto my beat up motorcycle.
My friends all told me that I shouldn't go.
But hangin' with a bunch of crazy bikers,
Was a journey that their small minds couldn't go
I rode into the woods and found the party.
Picked up a girl who broke down on the way.
I didn't know these drunken, holy heathen
Would teach me how to bow my head and pray.

Old soldiers and Gypsy women,
Bikers with the wind in their hair,
They're among these hurting, healing people.
I found some of my missing pieces there.

They partied like there would be no tomorrow.
They'd been places it was doubtful there would be.
They came to light a candle for the boys from Viet Nam,
For the prisoners, the MIA's, and me.
I walked beside these unknown living legends,
They led me to a place where I could feel.
With whisky, prayers, and rock and roll, and madman celebration,
Their broken hearts showed me that I could heal.

Old soldiers and Gypsy women,
Bikers with the wind in their hair,
They're among these living, dying people,
I found some of my missing pieces there.

On Sunday they packed up their bikes and headed home to "normal"
That thin line between sanity and hell.
These people who have bled, and died, and lived to serve our country,
I tell you man, they hide their scars quite well.
And as I left I paused there at the candle burning brightly,
To bow my head once more and say "goodbye"
I can't say I'll live through this war that rages on inside me,
But now I know I'm damn sure gonna try!

Old soldiers and Gypsy women,
Bikers with the wind in their hair,
They're among these living, dying people,
I found some of my missing pieces there.

Full speed ahead,
Let the journey begin,
Spemer paratus,
Semper fi,
Be all that you can be,
You're damn right!

Discography

40th Floor
40th Floor II
Birth Control & Beer
Bobby
Brother Hawk
Crayons
Don't Look In Her Purse
Finding The Common Ground
Finding The Common Ground - Instrumental
Growing Up
He Offered His Hand
I've Been Good to You
June Cleaver
Let Me Be
Man of Her Dreams
My Favorite Friend
New Beginning
New Beginning - Instrumental
No Regrets
Old Soldiers & Gypsy Women
One Cigarette
Phoenix
PMS
Red Sky At Morning
Roll the Dice
Safe Place
Semper Paratus 2
Story of A Legend
The Madman
The Most Beautiful Song
Tired Of Being Older (Than The Cop Who Pulls Me Over)
Touch Me
Two Left Feet
Watermelon Sugar & Blue
We Are One
We Fight Like We Love
Weekness
When I Grow Up

Set List

Too many to mention