In America

Happy Independence day, Y’all.

This is the Charlie Daniels Band patriotic hit song from 1980. The song was released during the Iranian Hostage crisis and showed the renewed patriotism in the United States during that time. The song was also very popular in the time period after the September 11, 2001 attacks by Islamic terrorists.

The song is typically not appreciated by liberals for its violent and nationalistic overtones (which was probably Charlie’s intent). 

(I wonder what the Queen Mum is doing today? (with apologies to our readers in the UK)

Well the eagle’s been flyin’ slow
And the flag’s been flyin’ low
And a lotta people sayin’ that America’s
fixin’ to fall
Well speakin’ just for me
And some people from Tennessee
We’ve got a thing or two to tell you all
This lady may have stumbled
But she ain’t never fell
And if the Russians don’t believe that
They can all go straight to hell
We’re gonna put her feet back
On the path of righteousness and then
God bless America again

[Chorus]
And you never did think
That it ever would happen again
(In America, did you)
You never did think
That we’d ever get together again
(We damn sure could)
Yeah, we’re walkng real proud
And we’re talkin’ real loud again
(In America)
You never did think
That it ever would happen again

From The Sound up in Long Island
Out to San Francisco Bay
And everthing that’s in between them
Is our own
And we may have done a little bit
Of fightin’ amongst ourselves
But you outside people best leave us
alone
‘Cause we’ll all stick together
And you can take that to the bank
That’s the cowboys and the hippies
And the rebels and and the yanks
You just go and lay your hand
On a Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan
And I think you’re gonna finally
understand

[Chorus: x2]

Songwriters: CHARLES FRED HAYWARD,CHARLIE DANIELS,FRED EDWARDS,JAMES W. MARSHALL,JOHN CRAIN,WILLIAM J. DIGREGORIO

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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