Stars Across this Country
William J. Hall - July 4, 1986

  1 I walked back
  2 Along the railroad tracks
  3 From the midnight shift I'd been working
  4 I looked around
  5 At the sleeping town
  6 Like the river that slips away
  7 Autumn breeze
  8 In the moonlit trees
  9 And the highway softly humming
  10 I heard freedom ring
  11 Like stars across this country
 
  12 I've seen the signs
  13 In the march of time
  14 Across miles of plains and mountains
  15 I've held desert sand
  16 In my empty hands
  17 And I've seen heroes rise and fall and rise again
  18 And I saw
  19 Dawn come up
  20 Like flames across the meadow
  21 I heard freedom ring
  22 Like stars across this country
 
  23 Shining on down
  24 Shining down on me
  25 Shining on down
  26 Shining down on me
  27 Sometimes are good
  28 Sometimes are bad
  29 Sometimes I think I'm dreaming
  30 But I hear freedom ring
  31 Like stars across this country
  32 And it's my home
 
  33 Annie came down
  34 And put the coffee on
  35 And I stood outside the window staring
  36 The kids were home
  37 My folks had come around
  38 And my great-aunt was out from Ohio
  39 And I saw time suspended
  40 In the echo
  41 Of their laughter
  42 I heard freedom ring
  43 Like stars across this country
 
  44 Shining on down
  45 Shining down on me
  46 Shining on down
  47 Shining down on me
  48 Sometimes are good
  49 Sometimes are bad
  50 Sometimes I think I'm dreaming
  51 But I hear freedom ring
  52 Like stars across this country
  53 And it's my home
 


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