Miss America

by John Faye

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Respected Philly songwriter John Faye has struck a chord with his new single "Miss America," an anthemic rocker that serves as a 3-minute state-of-the-disunion address in the midst of some of our most turbulent times in generations.


Because of what several people close to me have been going through, I have really gotten behind medical cannabis. I'm going to be donating the proceeds from this single to a different recipient or organization each week for the next five weeks, up until Election Day. I personally know people with PTSD, cancer, and even epilepsy, who have benefited greatly from it and I'm trying to create as much awareness as I can as things move towards legalization nationwide. This is coming from a guy who has never even smoked once in his life lol. I've learned a lot about this topic in recent months and have had a lot of pre-conceived notions corrected. I've seen cannabis make a big difference for people I love so I want to use my music in some small way to help them out.

So with that, I'd like to #SpreadTheHappy by donating the song's proceeds up through next Tuesday 10/11 to a dear friend Eric Miozzi, who has very thoroughly chronicled his fight to cure his own cancer with cannabis and a holistic life-style on social media. Please download the song for $1 or more to help me help Eric!

Miss America
words and music by John Faye

I miss America
But I don't get the feeling that she's missing me back
I miss America
But she don't wanna see that I been under attack
They say you'll never know how lucky you are
You got a half a tank of gas in the car
Hit the pedal and go
Hit the pedal and go

I miss America

And I been here for her
So why she wanna leave me when she need me the most
This is America
But she just wants her very own reality show
It's getting hard to get my heart to pretend
Thought she would never but she fooled me again
Honey, where do we go?
How the hell should I know?

I miss America

Hush little baby, don't you cry
Mama's gonna sing you a lie, lie, lie
Hush little baby, don't you cry
Mama's gonna sing you a lie, lie, lie
Hush little baby, don't you cry

So what's a lover not a fighter to do?
I'm gonna tie a yellow ribbon to you
So you know that I know
And I know that you know

I miss America


released September 30, 2016
Words and music by John Faye
Recorded by Steven LaFashia @ Philly Sound Studios (Phila., PA)
Mixed by Steven LaFashia @ Forge Recording (Oreland, PA)
Mastered by Greg Calbi @ Sterling Sound (NY, NY)

Performed by:
John Faye - Guitar, Vocals
Joey DiTullio - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Steven LaFashia - Lead Guitar
Michael O' Brien - Bass
Sarah Eliz Herbert - Backing Vocals
Brianna Sig - Drums



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John Faye Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John Faye is forging an impressive DIY path in a career that has seen him reinvent himself time and time again. His enviable catalog of songs spans 3 decades and continues to grow. With sold out hometown shows and coveted support slots for acts like Nate Ruess of Fun, The War On Drugs, Soul Asylum, and Pat Benatar, John Faye is poised to bring out the "Meddling Kid" in everyone within earshot. ... more

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