America

Album: The Jazz Singer (1980)
Charted: 8
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    We've been traveling far
    Without a home
    But not without a star
    Free
    Only want to be free
    We huddle close
    Hang on to a dream

    On the boats and on the planes
    They're coming to America
    Never looking back again
    They're coming to America

    Home, don't it seem so far away
    Oh, we're traveling light today
    In the eye of the storm
    In the eye of the storm

    Home, to a new and a shiny place
    Make our bed, and we'll say our grace
    Freedom's light burning warm
    Freedom's light burning warm

    Everywhere around the world
    They're coming to America
    Every time that flag's unfurled
    They're coming to America

    Got a dream to take them there
    They're coming to America
    Got a dream they've come to share
    They're coming to America

    They're coming to America
    They're coming to America
    They're coming to America
    They're coming to America
    Today, today, today, today, today

    My country 'tis of thee
    Today
    Sweet land of liberty
    Today
    Of thee I sing
    Today
    Of thee I sing
    TodayWriter/s: NEIL DIAMOND
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 6

  • Dusk Blackman from Albany, Georgia (u.s.a.)He's definitely a vintage Michael. I remember this song when Atlanta held the summer Olympics July of 1996. I was in Albany, Georgia near the train station, turned into a museum, when the torch bearer passed us and coming to America was over the loudspeaker. I was overwhelmed with joy. I still live in Albany.
  • Kristopher from Mount Prospect, IlI think "America" is more specifically about the immigration of Jews to America after WWII. Specifically the second line says "Without a home, but not without a star", referring to the Star of David, otherwise he would have said "stars" in reference to the 50 on the US flag.
    His other line, "we're traveling light today" would seem to refer to people coming with nothing, as opposed to those coming here with all of their belongings. This makes sense as many Jews liberated from their interment camps or ghettos would have come to the US with little to no belongings at all.
  • Coy from Palestine, TxJust used on "The Big Bang Theory" sang by Wolowicz and Amy Fara- Fowler.
  • Michael Scott from Punta Gorda, FlThis was a popular song that Gov. Dukakis used to pre-empt his arrival to his presidential election ralleys. They would play it over loud speakers as he would arrive and be walking up the stage platform.
  • Farrah from Elon, NcI adore this song!!!
  • Steven from Sunnyvale, CaBob Rivers (twistedtunes.com) did a parody ("Sneak Into America") with a similar subject, except it's about illegal immigration.
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