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Broken American

May 17, 2011

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  • Original Release Date: May 17, 2011
  • Label: Bomber Records
  • Copyright: 2011 Bomber Records
  • Duration: 4:31 minutes
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  • ASIN: B00507259M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320 Free in Songs (See Top 100 Free in Songs)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kort TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 6, 2011
'Broken American' is a wistful lament by the trio Dispatch. I'm unclear about their exact intent, but it could be either a commentary on the immigrant experience coming to America, or perhaps a more subtle commentary on today's "broken" America. Or perhaps about those that join the military because they have few other options.

"...We speak in broken American, from the inlands to the shore
They tell us how the West was won, and what to fight for
And they say they wouldn't send us far, and that most of us could stay
We speak in broken American, and we got the news today

And now I've got to leave this place, oh, back to my sweet land
Oh, now I got to leave this place oh oh, back to my sweet land..."

'Broken American' has a folk-rock sound and reminds me of music from the likes of Simon & Garfunkel. Chad, Pete, and Brad's Dispatch EP is a lovely bit song writing and performing (better than their earlier work IMHO), so if you like 'Broken American' it's worth your time to check it out.

~ Kort
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aletheia Knights on July 6, 2011
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It isn't very often that a song labeled "Alternative Rock" features a banjo, and yet the dominant sound in Dispatch's "Broken American" is exactly that. There's no mistaking this for a country or bluegrass tune, however. Perhaps that's because of an underlying percussive beat that lends the song a distinctly rockin' energy. Whatever it is, this unexpected sound is enough to capture a listener's interest. Clearly Dispatch isn't a band that's afraid to think outside the box.

The lyrics speak enigmatically of the American immigrant experience: disillusionment, hardship, homesickness, and the struggle to belong. This is the kind of song that's just as good to listen to whether you're giving it your full attention or you've just got it on in the background.
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By Alex Hilt on July 29, 2013
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Acted as a good appetite wetter for the EP as a whole. Definately a fan of the song. Gets you going like so many of their songs do.
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By Eleonor Stockton on March 22, 2013
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I took a day in March and downloaded about 700 songs and some were bad, some were great, this one is above average
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