Gary Mazzola

Gary Mazzola

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Folk - Rock | Tehachapi, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,514   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Story Behind the Song

Grandfather bringing his family to America. inigration

Broadjam Member Reviews

This song has a very strong message. I really like this. Everybody should listen to this song. This is a lesson in the history of our country what we are really supposed to be about. I like the music and the mood of the music. The vocals are really great and the lyrics are right on. I hope you keep on making music like this. Great song Keep it up!!!

    - Signal 30

I liked the lyrics.

    - Mitch Siegal

Grandpa was a Mason
Hardest worker you've ever seen
He came to America
In 1919
The Country was flowing rich
with possibilities
In 1920 he filled his home
with his family

America, America
you made a man of me
the promise of a better life
taught to be free

His 3rd child was my mother
They arrived from Sicily
Welcomed at Ellis Island
And by Lady Liberty
Blood, sweat and tears
to realize his dream
His youngest son left for War
Died on the beach in Normandy

America, America
We've given you our best
The promise of a better life
Is what brought us west

Caught up in the chaos
Seeking refuge from the reign
The tired and poor huddled masses
Wait out an evil war game
Families seeking freedom
Where open arms used to wait
Now they're met with fear,
ignorance, mistrust, and hate

America, American
God shed his grace on thee
Show the world your brotherhood
From sea to shining sea

From sea to shining sea

Song Length
Folk - Rock, Blues - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Freedom, Race/Ethnicity

Similar Artist
Bruce Springsteen

Lyric Credits Gary Mazzola, Dawn Hollman
Music Credits Garry Mazzola
Performance Credits Gary Mazzola