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Barry T Lyr Req: Just Americans (New Christy Minstrels) (12) RE: Lyr Req: Just Americans- new Chrsitie Minstrels 13 Dec 04


Here they are! (Written by Randy Sparks)

http://www.thenewchristyminstrels.com/Songs/Just-Americans.htm
(lyrics posted by Joe Offer from an archive of the link above)

  Just Americans

On the

tenth of September

We were black and we were white

We were brown

And we

were yellow              

We were

left and we were right

We were folks from the country

We were city dwellers too

And we often took for granted

We were red, white and blue


We were rich and we were poor

We were up and we were down

We were those who didn't matter

On the other side of town

In a moment of forever

It was

not so long ago

We were

recreated equal

And in my heart I know:


(Chorus)

On September the eleventh

We became

Just Americans

Other names were rendered obsolete

All I

know about my neighbors

Is that

they are Just Americans

Shoulder to shoulder, now, the circle is complete

We have learned how it feels to be Just Americans

Without the words that spell out 'us' and 'them'

And there's more to this feeling for our fellow Americans

Than

hate for those we condemn


We wear yarmulkes and turbans

And, occasionally, a crown

We wear straw hats and ball caps

And when the team's in town

We show signs of disrespect

For those who've lost or won

But we know it's just a game

That the war is all in fun


We speak Russian and Tagalog

We speak French and Japanese

And our gift to one another

Is to worship as we please

We quite often get together

To protest or to rejoice

And when we speak in anger

It is with a single voice


(Chorus)

On September the eleventh

We became

Just Americans

Other names were rendered obsolete

All I know about my neighbors is that the are Just Americans

Shoulder to shoulder, now, the circle is complete

And we'll fight, side by side, in the

trenches of the universe

The cause of precious

freedom to defend

And let it be remembered that

We are Just Americans

May this day never end

And I pray this day shall never end


Copyright R. Sparks/Cherrybell Music 2002


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