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If America herself wrote a song, might it sound like this? From the record 'World of Possibility'.


© Arlon Bennett

I was born
on independence day
July fourth
They signed their lives away
So 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

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 America

The 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


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

So I
leave it up to you
To fight the fight
And do all you can do
To keep light
In the harbor burning bright



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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