This is one of the better songs of the ilk, the fading of the American Dream, deterioration of the middle class. The problem with these is, as always, the subject is so damned depressing. I mean, if you’re house is under water, you ain’t really in the mood to hear a song about a flood. Mark’s got a good record here, but it won’t be a hit for that reason. Now then, the ULTIMATE song about this subject is by James McMurtry. It is: “We Can’t Make It Here Anymore”. If you ain’t heard it, you need to experience it. Do a YouTube search and you’ll come with about a half-dozen versions. Listen to the original studio version first. The video put together by a guy with the handle: lame54 is the best.