''I have written a song and created a video which expresses my feelings about our culture and values and the illusions of what many people believe is the American dream - the perfect life.'' - Madonna
''As an artist, I hope that this provokes thought and dialogue. I don't expect everyone to agree with my point of view. I am grateful to have the freedom to express these feelings and that's how I honor my country." - Madonna
''Different things inspire me to write. I could be having a guitar lesson and something will just come to me. Or Mirwais will send me over music - rough stuff that doesn't have an arrangement basic chord progressions. 'American Life' came about itself like that. The music has to jar my brain in terms of lyrics." - Madonna
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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