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Welcome to Washington DC Rap - Smart Songs

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Published on Jul 5, 2010

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INTRO:
Welcome to Washington Come one and all Welcome to the District Of Columbia

CHORUS:
Welcome to Washington, DC, this is the place
Where dreams come true, yes the capital of the United States
We'll enter the heart of our nation
We'll see where our bills become law
We'll visit the site of the White House
And monuments that bring awe

VERSE 1: (JEFF)
Well the national capital is not in any state
No favorites are made, no state can overtake
Located on the banks where the Potomac River flows
Between Maryland and Virginia, Congress chose
To be the spot for the country's headquarters
President Washington mapped out the borders
Formed the new district, it was 1790
68 square miles, you can say it's tiny
It's one of the most important places on the whole earth
America's three government branches on the same turf
A sure way to go when you arrive inside the capital:
Take the metro to Pennsylvania Avenue
The home of the president, the most famous resident
The White House, number 1600, it's elegant
Walking around inside it, in a room called the East
You might hear a speech by the Commander and Chief

Welcome to Washington, DC, this is the place
Where dreams come true, yes the capital of the United States

VERSE 2: (SCOTT)
Originally, our nation's capital
Was usually called "Federal City"
George Washington had a lot of modesty
He never referred to it as Washington DC
DC means District of Columbia
"Columbia's" poetic, stands for America
Derived from the name Christopher Columbus
A prideful time was the 1800's
It's when the Capitol building would rise
The house of Congress, rests on a hillside
Two chambers to separate its members
The House of Representatives from the Senators
It's large round dome catches all eyes
Atop, there, standing against the sunrise
The Statute of Freedom, symbol for all people
Reminds everyone that we are all equal

We'll enter the heart of our nation We'll see where our bills become law
We'll visit the site of the White House
And monuments that bring awe

VERSE 3: (JEFF)
There are many monuments so that we always will remember
Through the summer sun and in the dark of December
The people and events which have shaped our lives
Ensuring we have freedom and our country thrives
Five hundred fifty-five feet into the skies
A monument to George Washington we recognize
What lies across the way is the Jefferson Memorial
Sits inside a bay, reminds us of a man historical
Who toiled over the Declaration of Independence
With columns and a dome, his monument brings resplendence
Then it's to the Lincoln Memorial, there's a statue
Of Abraham Lincoln in chair, staring at you
Have you ever seen the V-shaped black marble wall?
Soldiers who did fall in Vietnam, it names them all
There's a long pool of water to reflect the view
And a monument to those who fought in WWII

Welcome to Washington, DC, this is the place
Where dreams come true, yes the capital of the United States

VERSE 4: (SCOTT)
As we continue to walk through the National Mall
Take a glance and see where many did hear the call
Of voices in rallies, people demonstrating
Where "I have a Dream" said Martin Luther King
It's not a mall to shop, but a large green park
Outside, nearby, DC's widest streets
Look up, no skyscrapers for the eyes to meet
The Washington Monument's the highest peak
But then believe that a rule was put in writing:
Nothing shall be taller than the capitol building
Travel up its steps, like dreams and thoughts
See what resembles a Greek temple: The Supreme Court
And the Smithsonian destination for your travel
World's biggest museum, looks like a castle
Or there's art to see in the National Gallery
There are many great sites in Washington DC

Welcome to Washington, DC, this is the place Where dreams come true, yes the capital of the United States We'll enter the heart of our nation We'll see where our bills become law We'll visit the site of the White House And monuments that bring awe

Lyrics by Shoeless Jeff and Scott Free
Beat by J DellaMorte
Engineering by Marc Music
Special thanks to choir members

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