Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land Lyrics Reflect America Today.
I say this after my own first cross-country road trip opened my eyes to my own ignorance at home. In the past, I’ve been braggadocio, preferring travel oversees. This year, I stopped taking America for granted and explored her.
State to state, America and her people are a diverse beautiful land. That diversity those differences, faces and voices is what make us America.
I saw below me that golden valley, this land was made for you and me.
And all around me, a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me.
A sign was painted said: Private Property,
But on the back side it didn’t say nothing,
The voice was chanting, as the fog was lifting, This land was made for you and me.
By the Relief Office I saw my people
As they stood hungry, I stood there wondering if this land was made for you and me.
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As Americans it is our responsibility to be proud of this diversity.
There is much division this year. We all find it painful.
Let us remember, this land is made for you AND me. When we forget that, we forget who we are.
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