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    Arlon's long-awaited new CD, World of Possibility.

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Sometimes it is just plain fun to give a voice to something that has no voice.

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I AMERICA

I was born
on independence day
July fourth
They signed their lives away
That I might form
a more perfect union

But I’m not perfect
And never claimed to be
My architects
were men who believed
in life, liberty and
pursuit of happiness

CHORUS
I am a father
I am a mother
I am a neighbor
I’m like no other
I am a wise man
I am a newborn child
Oh, I am America!

People came
In any way they could
on iron ships and
dinghy’s made of wood
‘cause they believed
In streets paved with gold

But they learned
By the hammer and the axe
That what is earned
On their broken backs
Is worth more than
I could ever give

CHORUS

I’ve been blessed
By the almighty god
But I can’t rest
From those who want me gone
Every day’s a test
whether I will endure

So I
leave it up to you
To stand and fight
For all that you can lose
And keep light
In the harbour burning bright

CHORUS
Oh, I am America!

credits

from World of Possibility, track released January 1, 2013
Music & Lyrics by Arlon Bennett; Produced by John Sonntag

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Arlon Bennett New York

Arlon Bennett; Daddy, Eagle Scout, baseball connoisseur, and all-around Renaissance guy with Tuscan roots, is an Americana songsmith writing songs that recall Harry Chapin and vintage James Taylor, but with an eloquence and honesty all his own. A home-made guitarist with a self-effacing style, he has a gift of storytelling from the heart that reveals the gold nuggets in the river of everyday life. ... more

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