America

by Frankie O'Rourke

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Recorded in Nashville,TN and Falmouth,MA this is my new single "America" a song that reflects on issues about the USA from the 1960's right through current times.

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America
America where are you now, you're telling us that you have found, a better way to live our lives.
As the unemployment line still grows, the countries economic woes and the politicians throw their knives.

Say hello I'm crying, Can't you see I'm still trying.
We learn from our mistakes and if that's what it takes
Say America where are you now.

Bob and John they couldn't pay to turn their heads and look away, and we've laid them in their graves.
And when Dr King devised a plan, he said would help every man, they said he had to pay.

Say hello I'm crying, Can't you see I'm still trying.
We learn from our mistakes and if that's what it takes
Say America where are you now.

When Nixon laid his best hand out the ace of spades it was they found, another fell from his sleeve.
He said you got me fair and square, I guess I'll stick to solitaire, until it's time for me to leave

Say hello I'm crying, Can't you see I'm still trying.
We learn from our mistakes and if that's what it takes
Say America where are you now.

It's the Fourth of July in the city, and I had to pay my taxes yesterday
I just want to make an honest living and in America there's supposed to be a way.

Say hello I'm crying, Can't you see I'm still trying.
We learn from our mistakes and if that's what it takes
Say America where are you now.

Music/Lyrics by Frankie O'Rourke c.2004/2012

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released June 11, 2012
Produced by Rick Millward, Nashville, TN

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Frankie O'Rourke Falmouth, Massachusetts

American born singer/songwriter who has been writing songs and performing them for over 40 years. He has performed with folk artists Steve Goodman, John Prine, Jesse Colin Young, Jonathan Edwards, Tom Rush, Aztec Two-Step, Dave Prine, Fred Holstein. Art Thieme and many others. Frankie had several bands that achieved regional success in New England and the mid west. ... more

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