Buffy Sainte Marie's ''Soldier Blue''
I'll tell you a story and its a true one and Ill tell it like you understand
And I aint gonna talk like some history maid.
I look out and I see a land.
Young and lovely. Hard and strong
For fifty thousand years weve danced her praises.
Prayed our thanks and weve just begun. Yes, Yes
Yes this is my country.
Young and growing.
Free and flowing. See to see.
Yes, this is my country.
Ripe and bearing miracles
in ever pond and tree.
Her spirit walks the high country.
Shes giving free wild samples.
And setting an example how to give.
Yes this is my country
Retching and turning
She is like a baby learning how to live
i can stand upon a hill at dawn
Look all around me.
Feel her surround me.
Cant you see her life has just begun
Beating inside us. Telling us shes here to guide us.
Soldier blue, Soldier blue, Soldier blue.
Cant you see that theres another way to love her.
This is my country
And I sprang from her
And Im learning how to count upon her.
Tall trees and the corn is high country.
I guess I love her.
And Im learning how to take care of her
When the news stories get me down
I take a drink of freedom to think of
North America from toe to crown
It's never long before
I know just why I belong here
Soldier Blue, Soldier Blue
Can't you see that there's another way to love her