I MISS AMERICA

Words and Music by Anne M Carley © 2009
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Inspired by a cross-country train ride from Seattle to New York, by way of San Francisco, Denver and Chicago.

I miss America
I miss America
Earthworms on the sidewalk
coasters on the dinette set
friends come by to talk
bring the baby in the bassinet
I miss America

In the good old days
you had stories by the campfire
herons big and gawky
boulders in the river
double rainbows in the Rockies

I miss America
I miss America

Nowadays
you get seagulls on the asphalt
plastic on the davenport
wide aisles at the grocery
you get geysers in the trailer court, oh

INSTRUMENTAL (marching trumpets)

Every day
I remember when I lived there
big elm trees for shading
evenings on the front porch
didn’t know it would be fading

I miss America
I miss America
Earthworms on the sidewalk
coasters on the dinette set
friends come by to talk
bring the baby in the bassinet
I miss America