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My America​-​Single 2020

by Ben Arnold

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Brand new pandemic, anthemic folk rock single written in the new time of struggle. Heal and feel.

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MY AMERICA

OUT ON THE ISLAND
THERE'S A LADY I KNOW
WHO'S HOLDING THE TORCH
AT THE GATES OF MY HOME

IN THE HEART OF THE CITY
STORES OPEN AND CLOSE
BUT I'VE STARTED TO NOTICE
THE CRACKS IN THE ROAD

AND I STILL SEE TALL BUILDINGS
THAT REACH FOR THE SKY
COOL, EMERALD FORESTS
OF SNOW COVERED PINES
AND I WAVE TO MY NEIGHBOR
WHEN HE PASSES BY
BUT IT JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE MY AMERICA

I DON'T FEAR THAT WE'RE NEARING
THE END OF THE ROPE
WHILE MY BARTENDER'S STILL POURING BEER
AND TELLIN' JOKES

I MIGHT BLOW THROUGH TOO MANY
PACKS OF THESE SMOKES
WHILE THE KIDS IN THE SCHOOL YARD
HANG ON TO THEIR HOPE

CUZ I STILL SEE TALL BUILDINGS
THAT REACH FOR THE SKY
COOL, EMERALD FORESTS
OF SNOW COVERED PINES
AND I WAVE TO MY NEIGHBOR
WHEN HE PASSES BY
BUT IT JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE MY AMERICA

I CAN SEE BIG THINGS CHANGING
RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY EYES
IT'S JUST NOT THE SAME
THOUGH THE SUN'LL STILL RISE
AND EVEN THE RAIN
SOMEONE'S QUESTIONING WHY
IT JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE MY AMERICA

BUT I STILL SEE TALL BUILDINGS
THAT REACH FOR THE SKY
COOL, EMERALD FORESTS
OF SNOW COVERED PINES
AND I WAVE TO MY NEIGHBOR
WHEN HE PASSES BY
BUT IT JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE MY AMERICA
IT JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE MY AMERICA
IT JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE MY AMERICA

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released August 11, 2020
Produced By Barrie Maguire & Ben Arnold
Graphic & Photo By Andy Bilinski

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Ben Arnold Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ben Arnold is a songwriter, musician, performer and producer. He has remained a longtime fixture on the Philadelphia musical landscape and has toured regularly throughout the country as well as Europe for the better part of the last 25 years. Ben Arnold is compelled to doing what he does, and does so with one of the most unique, if little known voices in music today. ... more

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