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cffblog6.jpgJuly 1, 2017 (Saturday)

We are approaching the Fourth of July Weekend, and it's a long one this year because it goes through Independence Day, which falls on a Tuesday. Many people take off work early on Fridays anyway, but especially on a holiday weekend. The blogs from Friday through Tuesday will be presented with the theme of America.

The song, "Only In America," emphasizes the marvelous opportunities available to everyone in this great country where we "dream in red, white and blue" "as big as we want to." This is where "we all get a chance," and "everybody gets to dance."

Only In America
Brooks and Dunn
Songwriters: Randall Jay Rogers / Kix Brooks / Don Cook
2001

Sun coming' up over New York City
School bus driver in a traffic jam
Staring out at the faces in a rear view mirror
Lookin' at the promise of the Promised Land
One kid dreams of fame and fortune
One kid helps pay the rent
One could end up going to prison
One just might be president
Only in America
Dreamin' in red white and blue
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to
We all get a chance Everybody gets to dance
Only in America
Only in America
Dreamin' in red white and blue
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to
We all get a chance
Everybody gets to dance
Only in America
Yeah Only in America
Only in America
Where we dream in red white and blue
Yeah we dream as big as we want to
Only in America
Everybody gets to dance
Only in America
Sun goin' down on an LA freeway
Newly weds in the back of a limousine
A welder's son and a banker's daughter
All they want is every thing
She came out here to be an actress
He was a singer in a band
They might just go back to Oklahoma
And talk about the stars they could have been
Only in America
Dreamin' in red white and blue
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to
We all get a chance
Everybody gets to dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN1iI-DaJNw





If you are in the mood to hear another country song about America on this Fourth of July weekend, then you might like to hear Waylon Jennings sing, "America" (written by Sammy Johns in 1984). Jennings was born in Littlefield, Texas and died in Chandler, Arizona at age 65 in 2002. His song emphasizes our acceptance and support of each other here in the greatest country in the world:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnS3FteQxnU

America
Words by Sammy Johns
Sung by Waylon Jennings

Some have said, down through history
If you last it's a mystery
But I guess they don't know
What they're talking about
From the mountains down to the sea
You've become such a habit with me
America, America
Well, I come from, down around Tennessee
But the people in California are nice to me, America
It don't matter where I may roam
Tell you people that it's home sweet home, America, America
And my brothers are all black and white, yellow too
And the red man is right, to expect a little from you
Promise and then follow through, America
And the men who fell on the plains
And lived through hardship and pain, America, America
And the men who could not fight
In a war that didn't seem right
You let them come home, America
And my brothers are all black and white, yellow too
And the red man is right, to expect a little from you
Promise and then follow through, America

(Repeat verses - "And my brothers..")
(Repeat verses - "Well, I come from..)

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