Songs For Our Times #8

America (Neil Diamond song) - Wikipedia

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 8th song, I go way back and chose America by Neil Diamond.

I chose this song because, to me, it seems like a lot of people are wanting this country to change to a socialist country. Do those people not understand that people flee other socialist, communist, and dictatorship countries to come to America? They risk their lives, floating across the ocean on home made rafts or packing 200 people on a boat meant to carry 20. Think about that, they risk their lives to come to our country that we are letting die.

We are the best democratic country in the world and think when you vote this year on if you want it to stay that way.

lyrics:

Far
We’ve been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star

Free
Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

On the boats and on the planes
They’re coming to America
Never looking back again
They’re coming to America

Home, don’t it seem so far away
Oh, we’re traveling light today
In the eye of the storm
In the eye of the storm

Home, to a new and a shiny place
Make our bed, and we’ll say our grace
Freedom’s light burning warm
Freedom’s light burning warm

Everywhere around the world
They’re coming to America
Every time that flag’s unfurled
They’re coming to America

Got a dream to take them there
They’re coming to America
Got a dream they’ve come to share
They’re coming to America

They’re coming to America
They’re coming to America
They’re coming to America
They’re coming to America
Today, today, today, today, today

My country ’tis of thee
(Today)
Sweet land of liberty
(today)
Of thee I sing
(today)
Of thee I sing
(today)

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