JoJo – American Mood [Official Music Video]
• American Mood •
My friends and I wrote this song a few years ago, and it continues to apply to the moment. I didn’t want my heart to be misconstrued so I held it close to my chest until now. This song doesn’t offer any solutions, instead a humble reflection inspired by the moment.
Proceeds from the song go to the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, which provides individualized social, emotion, and academic support to young people from low-income communities. 🎶 “To all the kids without a silver spoon…you deserve much more, this one’s for you.” 🎶
Thank you to D’Mile, Nikki Flores, and Tommy Parker for helping me get my folk on and for being down to geek out to Joni Mitchell with me for hours.
Stream/Download American Mood: https://JOJO.lnk.to/AmericanMood
Director: Alfredo Flores
Producer: Moses Israel
Production Company: Bandwidth Brothers
(Do I come in right here?)
Hello hello I’m on the edge
Of empathy and privilege
That comes along with who I am somehow
Trying to fall asleep again
With alcohol and ambien
As much as my wallet will allow
My navigation’s broken
How am I supposed to find my way?
Just can’t keep focused
Living in the present here today
Maybe we just grew up way too soon
We got so much growing up to do
Whaddup whaddup it’s me again
I’m well informed and ignorant
But you’ll never catch me close my eyes
Aren’t you ever curious
About someone else’s experience?
Just tryna make the most out of their lives
We keep on hopin’
But dreamers are the first ones thrown away
My hands are open
Optimistic for a different way
To all the kids without a silver spoon
U deserve much more, this one’s for you
When I think of where I’m from
Blue-collar daughters and sons
Just trying to plan their great escape
What can we be greater than?
When we don’t know where we began
And everything could end in fire and rain
Every day it feels like somethin’ new.
Tryna to figure it out
Same as you