David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Song#: 22

Album
Name of Song: I believe in America

Before we had technology,
Before we had machines,
America was so shining,
A place to share our dreams.

Incremental changes,
Subtly controlled,
Silently you slip,
No thoughts of being bold.

Now there’s constant talk,
Promoting plagues and war,
Hoping you’ll abandon
Those things you’re living for.

Chorus
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,
Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,

Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
______

Before we had technology,
Before we had machines,
America was so shining,
A place to share our dreams.

Incremental changes,
Subtly controlled,
Silently you slip,
No thoughts of being bold.

Now there’s constant talk,
Promoting plagues and war,
Hoping you’ll abandon
Those things you’re living for.

Chorus
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,
Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,

Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
______

Before we had technology,
Before we had machines,
America was so shining,
A place to share our dreams.

Incremental changes,
Subtly controlled,
Silently you slip,
No thoughts of being bold.

Now there’s constant talk,
Promoting plagues and war,
Hoping you’ll abandon
Those things you’re living for.

Chorus
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,

Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,

Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
______

Bridge
So what do you remember,
What do you recall,
Better times before the noise,
Much better times for all.
Do you remember pleasure,
Loving where you were,
Enjoying life before you thought
What’s wrong with him or her.
______

Before we had technology,
Before we had machines,
America was so shining,
A place to share our dreams.

Incremental changes,
Subtly controlled,
Silently you slip,
No thoughts of being bold.

Now there’s constant talk,
Promoting plagues and war,
Hoping you’ll abandon
Those things you’re living for.

Chorus
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,

Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,

Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
______

Before we had technology,
Before we had machines,
America was so shining,
A place to share our dreams.

Incremental changes,
Subtly controlled,
Silently you slip,
No thoughts of being bold.

Now there’s constant talk,
Promoting plagues and war,
Hoping you’ll abandon
Those things you’re living for.

Chorus
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,

Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,

Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
______

Before we had technology,
Before we had machines,
America was so shining,
A place to share our dreams

Incremental changes,
Subtly controlled,
Silently you slip,
No thoughts of being bold.

Now there’s constant talk,
Promoting plagues and war,
Hoping you’ll abandon
Those things you’re living for.

Chorus
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,

Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,

Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
______

We’re burdened with intolerable,
We somehow made it through,
Looking back from where you came
You always know you’re you.

Chorus
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,
Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
I believe in America,
I hope you also do,
Becoming and believing,
Yes you and you and you.
______

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