Monday, February 16, 2009

This land is your land

I was spending a little of my time wondering YouTube, trying to recall some songs that I have lost long ago.

Woody Guthrie's "This land is your land", I was first heard from Bruce Springsteen in his "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live 1975-1985" of which the album set I found in a music shop in Santa Monica Mall, Los Angeles back in 1992.

This song has changed the way I look at myself and the country I was born and living.

Below is one of the YouTube video found, where Pete Seegar sings together with Bruce Springsteen and Tao Rodriguez, and the whole US of A.

This makes me wonder when our beloved land and people will be like them, as ONE.....

Lyrics courtesy of Woody Guthrie's website:

By Woody Guthrie

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
I saw below me that golden valley
This land was made for you and me.

I've roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining, and I was strolling
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing"
But on the other side it didn't say nothing
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people
By the relief office I saw my people
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking that freedom highway
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.

© Copyright 1956 (renewed), 1958 (renewed), 1970 and 1972 Ludlow Music, Inc.

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