ANTHEM
[ country blues ]

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          We were bold in our innocence, brave wild and free
          We had our own rhyme and reason of how things were to be
          We wanted our freedom and shot way past the moon
          Now we still sing our anthem but our heart's out of tune

                We rode Ezekielís wheel---Elijahís chariot through the fire
                From sea to shining sea we filled up our heart's desire
                We plowed fields of plenty under freedomís great rainbow
                Oh, why did you leave me, where did you ever go?

          America, America, our greed lies exposed
          Inner cities are wasteland, the heartland is foreclosed
          Is the great harvest ending?--These cruel winds of change blow
          Oh America, America, we'll reap what we sow

                We rode Ezekielís wheel---Elijahís chariot through the fire
                From sea to shining sea we filled up our heartís desire
                We plowed fields of plenty under freedomís great rainbow
                Oh why did you leave me, where did you ever go?

          Is the great harvest ending?--These cruel winds of change blow
          America, why did you leave me, where did you ever go? *


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* Inspired by Frank Johnson, family farmer; Walker County, Alabama.



           


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