America

by James Lanman

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1.
O beautiful for spacious skies For amber waves of grain For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife, Who more than self their country loved And mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold refine, Till all success be nobleness, And every gain divine! O beautiful for patriot dream Who sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed His grace on thee Till selfish gain no longer stain The banner of the free! From sea to shining sea
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Come gather 'round people wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth savin' Then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone, For the times, they are a-changin' Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide the chance won't come again And don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in spin And there's no tellin' who that it's namin' For the loser now will be later to win For the times they are a-changin' Come senators, congressmen please heed the call Don't stand in the doorway, don't block up the hall For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled There's a battle outside and it's ragin' It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls For the times they are a-changin' Come mothers and fathers throughout the land And don't criticize what you can't understand Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command Your old road is rapidly agin' Please get out of the new one if you can't lend a hand For the times they are a-changin' The line it is drawn the curse it is cast The slow one now will later be fast As the present now will later be past The order is rapidly fadin' And the first one now will later be last For the times they are a-changin'
3.
Born To Run 03:57
In the day, we sweat it out on the streets Of a runaway American dream At night, we ride through mansions of glory In suicide machines Sprung from cages out on Highway 9 Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin' out over the line Oh, baby this town rips the bones from your back It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap We gotta get out while we're young `Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run Yes, girl, we were Wendy let me in, I wanna be your friend I want to guard your dreams and visions Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims And strap your hands across my engines Together we could break this trap We'll run till we drop, baby we'll never go back Oh, will you walk with me out on the wire? `Cause baby I'm just a scared and lonely rider But I gotta know how it feels I want to know if love is wild, babe I want to know if love is real. Beyond the palace, hemi-powered drones Scream down the boulevard The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors And the boys try to look so hard The amusement park rises bold and stark Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist I wanna die with you, Wendy, on the streets tonight In an everlasting kiss The highways jammed with broken heroes On a last chance power drive Everybody's out on the run tonight But there's no place left to hide Together, Wendy, we can live with the sadness I'll love you with all the madness in my soul Oh, someday girl, I don't know when We're gonna get to that place Where we really want to go, and we'll walk in the sun But till then, tramps like us Baby, we were born to run Oh honey, tramps like us Baby, we were born to run Come on Wendy, tramps like us Baby, we were born to run
4.
God bless America, land that I love Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with the light from above From the mountains to the prairies To the oceans white with foam God bless America, my home sweet home God bless America, land that I love Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with the light from above From the mountains to the prairies To the oceans white with foam God bless America, my home sweet home From the mountains to the prairies To the oceans white with foam God bless America, my home sweet home God bless America, my home sweet home This land is your land, and this land is my land From the California, to the New York Island From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters This land was made for you and me As I went walking that ribbon of highway I saw above me that endless skyway Saw below me the golden valley This land was made for you and me This land is your land, and this land is my land From the California, to the New York Island From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters This land was made for you and me I roamed and rambled, and I've followed my footsteps To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts All around me a voice was sounding This land was made for you and me This land is your land, and this land is my land From the California, to the New York Island From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters This land was made for you and me In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple Near the relief office - I see my people And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin' If this land's still made for you and me? This land is your land, and this land is my land From California, to the New York Island From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters, Is this land still made for you and me? Is this land still made for you and me? This land was made for you and me.
5.
Take her to heart And she’ll always love you And nobody can make her do wrong Take her for granted, leaving love unsure Makes will power weak And temptation strong A woman's only human You should understand She's not just a plaything She's flesh and blood just like a man If you want a do-right-all-day woman (woman) You've got to be a do-right-all-night man (man) Yeah yeah They say that it's a man's world But I don’t got a thing to prove And as long as we're together baby Love is respecting you If you want a do-right-all-day woman (woman) You've got to be a do-right-all-night man (man) A woman's only human Yes, you should understand She's not just a plaything She's flesh and blood just like a man If you want a do-right-all-day woman (woman) You've got to be a do-right-all-night man (man) You've got to be a do-right-all-night man (man)
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When you're weary, feeling small When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all, all I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough And friends just can't be found Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down When you're down and out When you're on the street When evening falls so hard I will comfort you I'll take your part, oh, when darkness comes And pain is all around Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down Sail on silver girl Sail on by Your time has come to shine All your dreams are on their way See how they shine Oh, if you need a friend I'm sailing right behind Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind
7.
Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone Susanne the plans they made put an end to you I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song I just can't remember who to send it to I've seen fire and I've seen rain I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend But I always thought that I'd see you again Won't you look down upon me, jesus You've got to help me make a stand You've just got to see me through another day My body's aching and my time is at hand And I won't make it any other way Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend But I always thought that I'd see you again Been walking my mind to an easy time my back turned towards the sun Lord knows when the cold wind blows it'll turn your head around Well, there's hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things To come Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend But I always thought that I'd see you, baby, one more time again, now Thought I'd see you one more time again There's just a few things coming my way this time around, now Thought I'd see you, thought I'd see you fire and rain, now
8.
Shenandoah 03:33
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you Away, you rolling river Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you Away, I'm bound away, Across the wide Missouri The Missouri is a mighty river Away, you rolling river, With Indians camped along her borders Away, I'm bound away, Across the wide Missouri Well a white man loved an Indian maiden, With notions his canoe was laiden Away, I'm bound away, Across the wide Missouri For seven long years I courted Sally Look away, you rolling river, For seven more years I long to have her Away, I'm bound away, Across the wide Missouri Well it’s fair thee well my dear, I’m bound to leave you, Far away you rolling river, Oh Shenandoah, I’ll not deceive you, Away, I'm bound away, Across the wide Missouri Across the wide Missouri Across the wide Missouri Across the wide Missouri Across the wide Missouri
9.
Imagine 03:50
Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people living for today You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And the world will live as one Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people living life in peace, you You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And the world will live as one And the world will live as one
10.
Ohio 03:21
Tin soldiers and Nixon coming We're finally on our own This summer I hear the drumming Four dead in Ohio Gotta get down to it Soldiers are cutting us down Should have been done long ago What if you knew her And found her dead on the ground How can you run when you know? Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na Gotta get down to it Soldiers are cutting us down Should have been done long ago What if you knew her And found her dead on the ground How can you run when you know? Gotta get down to it Soldiers are cutting us down Should have been done long ago What if you knew her And found her dead on the ground How can you run when you know? Tin soldiers and Nixon coming We're finally on our own This summer I hear the drumming Four dead in Ohio Four dead in Ohio Four dead in Ohio Four dead in Ohio Four dead in Ohio Four dead in Ohio Four dead in Ohio Four dead in Ohio Four dead in Ohio
11.
Ooh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh Ooh-oh-oh-oh Ooh-oh-oh Ooh-oh-oh Somewhere over the rainbow Way up high And the dreams that you dreamed of Once in a lullaby Oh, somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly And the dreams that you dreamed of Dreams really do come true ooh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh Someday I'll wish upon a star Wake up where the clouds are far behind me ee-ee-ee Where trouble melts like lemon drops High above the chimney tops, that's where you'll find me, oh Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly And the dream that you dare to, oh why, oh why can't I, I? Oh, someday I'll wish upon a star Wake up where the clouds are far behind me Where trouble melts like lemon drops High above the chimney top that's where you'll find me Oh, somewhere over the rainbow way up high And the dream that you dare to, why, oh why can't I, I? Ooh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh Ooh-oh-oh-oh
12.
We shall overcome We shall overcome We shall overcome, some day Oh, deep in my heart I do believe We shall overcome, some day We'll walk hand in hand We'll walk hand in hand We'll walk hand in hand, some day Oh, deep in my heart I do believe We shall overcome, some day We shall all be free We shall all be free We shall all be free, some day Oh, deep in my heart I still believe We shall overcome, some day No we are not afraid No we are not afraid No we are not afraid, TODAY Oh, deep in my heart I do believe We shall overcome, some day We are not alone, We are not alone, We are not along, TODAY Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, We shall overcome, some day We shall overcome, some day The whole wide world around The whole wide world around The whole wide world around some day Oh, deep in my heart I do believe We shall overcome, some day
13.
Many's the time I've been mistaken And many times confused Yes, and often felt forsaken And certainly misused But I'm all right, I'm all right I'm just weary to my bones Still, you don't expect to be Bright and bon vivant So far away from home, so far away from home And I don't know a soul who's not been battered I don't have a friend who feels at ease I don't know a dream that's not been shattered or driven to its knees But it's all right, it's all right We've lived so well so long Still, when I think of the road we're traveling on I wonder what went wrong I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong And I dreamed I was dying And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly And looking back down at me Smiled reassuringly And I dreamed I was flying And high up above my eyes could clearly see The Statue of Liberty Sailing away to sea And I dreamed I was flying For we come on the ship they call the Mayflower We come on the ship that sailed the moon We come in the age's most uncertain hour and sing an American tune But it's all right, it's all right You can't be forever blessed Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day And I'm trying to get some rest That's all I'm trying to get some rest
14.
Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way To bring some loving here today, yeah Father, father We don't need to escalate You see, war is not the answer For only love can conquer hate You know we've got to find a way To bring some loving here today, oh (Oh) Picket lines (Sister) and picket signs (Sister) Don't punish me (Sister) with brutality (Sister) Talk to me (Sister), so you can see (Sister) Oh, what's going on (What's going on) What's going on (What's going on) Yeah, what's going on (What's going on) Oh, what's going on Ah-ah-ah-ah (In the meantime, right on, baby) Woo (Right on, baby), woo Ah-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya, ya-ya-ya-ya-ya Woo (Right on, baby, right on), woo Ah-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya Ba-da-boo-doo, boo-boo-boo-doo, boo-boo-boo Ba-da-boo-boo-boo-doo, boo-boo-boo-ba-ba-do Mother, mother Everybody thinks we're wrong Oh, but who are they to judge us Simply 'cause our hair is long? Oh, you know we've got to find a way To bring some understanding here today, oh-oh Picket lines (Brother) and picket signs (Brother) Don't punish me (Brother) with brutality (Brother) Come on, talk to me (Brother), so you can see (Brother) Oh, what's going on (What's going on) Yeah, what's going on (What's going on) Tell me what's going on (What's going on) I'll tell you what's going on (What's going on) Woo-ooh-ooh-ooh (Right on, baby, right on) Ah-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya, ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya Woo, woo (Right on) Ah-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya Ba-da-boo-doo, boo-boo-boo-doo Ba-da-boo-boo-boo-doo, ba-da-da-da-da-da-da Woo (Right on, baby, come on, right on) Ah-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya Woo (Right on) Listen, ah-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya Da-boo-doo, boo-boo-boo-doo Da-boo-boo-doo, boo-boo-boo
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Hallelujah 04:47
I'd heard there was a secret chord That David played and it pleased the Lord But you don't really care for music, do you? Well, it goes like this The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Well, your faith was strong but you needed proof You saw her bathing on the roof Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya She tied you to the kitchen chair She broke your throne and she cut your hair And from your lips, she drew the Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Baby, I've been here before I know this room and I've walked this floor I used to live alone before I knew ya And I've seen your flag on the marble arch And love is not a victory march It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Well there was a time when you let me know What’s really going on below But now you never show that to me do ya? But remember when I moved in you And that holy dove was moving too And every breath we drew was Hallelujah? Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Well, maybe there's a God above But all I've ever learned from love Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya And it's not a cry that you hear at night It's not somebody who's seen the light It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah
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People get ready, there's a train a coming you don't need no baggage, you just get on board All you need is faith to hear the diesels humming You don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord People get ready for the train to Jordan; it's picking up passengers from coast to coast Faith is the key, open the doors and board 'em; there's hope for all among those loved the most. There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner; who would hurt all mankind just to save his own Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner; for there's no hiding place against the Kingdom's throne So, people get ready, there's a train a coming; you don't need no baggage, you just get on board All you need is faith to hear the diesels humming; You don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord Oh I’m getting ready, Oh, I’m getting ready, Ooo, ready, I’m getting ready...
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Amazing grace How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me I once was lost But now I'm found Was blind, but now I see How many roads must a man walk down Before you call him a man? How many seas must a white dove sail Before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly Before they're forever banned? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind The answer is blowin' in the wind 'Twas grace that taught My heart to fear And grace my Fears relieved How precious did That grace appear The hour I first believed Yes, 'n' how many years can a mountain exist Before it is washed to the sea? Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist Before they're allowed to be free? Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head And pretend that he just doesn't see? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind The answer is blowin' in the wind Through many dangers Toils and snares We have already come 'Twas grace hath brought Us safe thus far And grace will lead us home Yes, 'n' how many times must a man look up Before he can see the sky? Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have Before he can hear people cry? Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take 'til he knows That too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind The answer is blowin' in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind...

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released November 11, 2020

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James Lanman Victor, montana

After two years on the road touring Lanman is releasing a 13 track acoustic album of original music titled, “MOSAICS”. The first single is set to release on April 12th, 2019 with the remaining 12 songs being released every Friday through July. The album is a brutally honest account of Lanman’s journey up to the present along with all of the love, loss and triumphs along the way. ... more

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