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Across America Lyrics

from The Loving Kind

"Across America" is track #4 on the album The Loving Kind. It was written by Griffith, Nanci / Jutz, Thomas Johannes / Stefl, Charley.
"Across America" is track #4 on the album The Loving Kind. It was written by Griffith, Nanci / Jutz, Thomas Johannes / Stefl, Charley.

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I've heard enough from pundits, I've heard our leaders speak
I tell you now I'd rather talk to the people in the streets
'Cause you don't know someone until you've looked them in the eye
And that gave me a purpose and every reason why

I drove myself across America from sea to shining sea
From the rocky coast of Maine to the mighty redwood trees
From the plains of North Dakota to the Gulf of Mexico
It's good to know that hope's alive again across America

I spoke to folks in New Orleans with hammers in their hands
There's a waitress in Missouri who wants her own health plan
And to the workers up in Michigan in all the auto plants
There were working men and women saying yes, we can

Your checks and stocks and banks can't take our hope away
You can't foreclose on hope, nobody has to pay

I drove myself across America from sea to shining sea
From the rocky coast of Maine to the mighty redwood trees
From the plains of North Dakota to the Gulf of Mexico
It's good to know that hope's alive again across America
It's good to know that hope's alive again across America

Songwriters
GRIFFITH, NANCI / JUTZ, THOMAS JOHANNES / STEFL, CHARLEY

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