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Kansas - Song For America

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Published on Dec 12, 2008

A song written by Kerry Livgren
Artist: Kansas
Album: Song For America
Year: 1975

Lyrics:

Virgin land of forest green
Dark and stormy plain
Here all life abounds
Sunlit valley, mountain fields
Unseen in the rain
Here all life abounds

No man rules this land
No human hand has soiled this paradise
Waiting patiently
So much to see
So rich in Earth's delights

Painted desert, sequined sky
Stars that fill the night
Here all life abounds
Rivers flowing to the sea
Sunshine pure and bright
Here all life abounds

No man rules this land
No human hand has soiled this paradise
Waiting patiently
So much to see
So rich in Earth's delights

So the maiden lies in waiting
Pull the sailor into shore
Land of beauty and abundance
Innocent, you opened wide your door

Wanderers found the waiting treasure
Full of gifts beyond their measure
Milk and Honey for our pleasure

Across the sea there came a multitude
Sailing ships upon the wave
Filled with visions of Utopia
And the freedom that they crave

Ravage, plunder, see no wonder
Rape and kill and tear asunder
Chop the forest, plow it under

Highways scar the mountainside
Buildings to the sky
People all around
Unsustaining in these roads
See an eternity
People all around

So we rule this land
And here we stand
Upon our paradise
Dreaming of a place
Our weary race
Is ready to arise

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    • Kerry Livgren
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    • SME (on behalf of Epic/Associated/Legacy); UBEM, CMRRA, EMI Music Publishing, and 5 Music Rights Societies

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