Paul Cook

Paul Cook

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Country - Religious | Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 11,665   
Member Since: 2008
   Last Login: 11/17/2017

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Plays:

165

Song Description

It seems America has lost it's compass and needs a good shot of nationalism to return to glory

Story Behind the Song

After reading two newspapers and scanning through several news programs, I sat down and penned this one in disgust. Where has my America gone?

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Broadjam Member Reviews

The melody is beautiful, and is complemented well by the piano accompaniment. The singer's rendition is very reminiscent of the song "God Bless America", and the delivery is very soul-searching, and no doubt, will stir the hearts of every patriotic American. I really appreciated the bridge with its arrangement of harmonies and background vocals that take this melody to a satisfying crescendo.

    - Gemma Mattis

Song structure is good. The melody is very nice. Lyrics are well-crafted. Instruments are well-performed. I like the piano particularly. Vocal is very good. Reminds me of Billy Joel.

    - Brian McNulty
Lyrics

Let Freedom Ring

She was born in 1923
It was snowing hard on Christmas eve
A little baby crying in her bed

The world was such a different place
You could see it written on her face
When she told us how it was to live back then

The innocence of the American dream
Apple pie and vanilla ice cream
What a life she lived
I wish that I could be

(Chorus)
BACK IN 1945 WHEN WE WON THE WAR
AT THE DRIVE IN MOVIES UNDERNEATH THE STARS
WHEN THE FLAG WAS FLYING HIGH UP IN THE SKY

WE WERE DOING THE TWIST LOVING ROCK N ROLL
ELVIS AND THE BEATLES AND THE ROLLING STONES
GOD AND COUNTRY STILL MEANT EVERYTHING
LET FREEDOM RING
LET FREEDOM RING

Times have changed and the world moved on
The stars and stripes are all but gone
The drive in closed and the juke box is broken down

We don't pray at the football games
No one knows anyone's last name
But I for one believe that it can change

(and we can have the)
The innocence of the American dream
Apple pie and vanilla ice cream
What a country
I wish that I could be
(chorus)

My grandma she passed away
I went to see her just the other day
I told her how I missed her little smile

I loved the stories when she was just a kid
Her perfect world and all the things they did
It's not too late. I still believe

(Prechorous/chorus)

Copyright 2009 Paul Cook
Turtle on a Fencepost Publishing



Song Length
4:15
Genres
Pop - General, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Diplomatic, Serene

Subject Matter
Life, Regret

Similar Artists
Diamond Rio, Bruce Springsteen
Language
English
Era
1980 - 1989

Lyric Credits Paul Cook
Music Credits Paul Cook
Producer Credits Terry Mashburn
Publisher Credits Turtle on a Fencepost
Performance Credits Mac Tubb
Label Credits Big Note