Lyrics - Calling America

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I dreamt I was a refugee

Who lived outside of town

My family in a barria shack

Battered and run down

We had a friend from America

Helped out, we took him in

Like my brother he disappeared

They said he was with him

There we were far out at sea

Somehow we got lost

Then we landed hard on shore

There upon the rocks

While celebration shook the air

We turned to hear some shots

There's ones that have been here far too long

We think they've lost the plot

Here I go again

Leaving things out while I'm leaving things in

Where, where should I begin

Feeling so full or feeling so thin

Calling America

Man I know you're out there

Sisters are you breathing

Calling America

This thing they call America

It really is a dream

Then I stood face to face

With a girl that I once knew

She was dressed in gingham there

In colors red, white and blue

The more I spoke, the less she heard

And then she slipped away

I just stood there sinking

Far beneath the waves

Here we go again

Leaving things out while we're leaving things in

Where, where should we begin

Feeling so full or feeling so thin

Calling America

Man I know you're out there

Can't you hear me calling

Calling America

Sister are you out there

Can't you feel me dreaming

Calling America

This thing they call America

Really what does it mean

Calling America

This thing they call America

It really is a dream

Here we go again

Leaving things out while we're leaving things in

Where, where should we begin

Feeling so full or feeling so thin

Calling America

Man I know you're out there

Sister are you breathing

Calling America

This thing they call America

It really is a dream

Calling America

Sister are you out there

Can't you feel me breathing

Calling America

Sister are you out there

Can't you feel me breathing

Calling America

This thing they call America

Really what does it mean

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