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Americana

Song Author Richard Fagan , Larry Alderman og Pat Ryan Performer: Moe Bandy Submitted by: Anonymous
[C]I’ve traveled [G7]all around this [C]country
In my time I [G7]thought I’d seen it [C]all  
But to[F]day I took a [G7]detour down a [Am]back-road[G7]    
Through a [D7]little town whose name I can’t [G7]recall

There were [C]old men on [G7]benches playing [C]checkers
Children playing [G7]hopscotch on the [C]square
And [F]high above a [G7]statue of an [Am]unknown [F]soldier
Old [C]Glory was [G7]waving in the [C]air  

[Am]Suddenly I [F]realized what [C]I’d too long forgotten
A [Am]chill rose up like [F]mountains on my [G7]skin   
Over[Am]come with the [F]feeling I [C]knew I was [F]seeing
[C]America all [G7]over [C]again

[F]    [G7]    
[A—mer-icana]    
[F]Pictures of a [G7]people proud and [C]free
[Am]A—m-er[F]icana  [D7]I’ll keep [G7]holding to the [Am]dream [G7]    
You’re [F]still what [G7]living means to [C]me  

I knew to stop [G7]would throw me off my [C]schedule
But I parked around [G7]behind the Five and [C]Dime
There’s [F]something bout a [G7]small town in the [Am]summer[G7]    
Like a [D7]Norman Rockwell picture back in [G7]time   

Kids were [C]courting at the [G7]Rexall soda [C]fountain
Like we did before they [G7]built the shopping [C]mall
I saw [F]so many [G7]reasons  [Am]why I love this [F]country
You [C]know some things never [G7]really change at [C]all  

[Am]As I left the 2 lane [F]road and pulled [C]back on that superhighway
I [Am]thought of what I’d [F]seen back in that [G7]town   
And it [Am]hit me like a [F]freight train
That a[C] stones throw from the [F]fast lane
[C]America is [G7]still safe and [C]sound

[F]    [G7]    
[A—mer-icana]    
[F]Pictures of a [G7]people proud and [C]free
[C]A—  [Am]m-er   [F]icana, [D7]I’ll keep [G7]holding to the [Am]dream [G7]    
You’re [F]still what [G7]living means to [C]me  

I’ve traveled all around this country
In my time I thought I’d seen it all
But today I took a detour down a back-road
Through a little town whose name I can’t recall

There were old men on benches playing checkers
Children playing hopscotch on the square
And high above a statue of an unknown soldier
Old Glory was waving in the air

Suddenly I realized what I’d too long forgotten
A chill rose up like mountains on my skin
Overcome with the feeling I knew I was seeing
America all over again

     
[A—mer-icana]
Pictures of a people proud and free
A—m-ericana  I’ll keep holding to the dream
You’re still what living means to me

I knew to stop would throw me off my schedule
But I parked around behind the Five and Dime
There’s something bout a small town in the summer
Like a Norman Rockwell picture back in time

Kids were courting at the Rexall soda fountain
Like we did before they built the shopping mall
I saw so many reasons  why I love this country
You know some things never really change at all

As I left the 2 lane road and pulled back on that superhighway
I thought of what I’d seen back in that town
And it hit me like a freight train
That a stones throw from the fast lane
America is still safe and sound

     
[A—mer-icana]
Pictures of a people proud and free
A—m-ericana, I’ll keep holding to the dream
You’re still what living means to me

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