Kansas - Song for America Lyrics

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Virgin land of forest green, dark and stormy plains, here all life abounds
Sunlit valley, mountain fields, unseen in the rain, here all life abounds
No man rules this land, no human hand has soiled this paradise
Waiting patiently, so much to see, so rich in Earth's delights

Painted desert, sequined sky, stars that fill the night, here all life abounds
Rivers flowing to the sea, sunshine pure and bright, here all life abounds
No man rules this land, no human hand has soiled this paradise
Waiting patiently, so much to see, so rich in Earth's delights

So the maiden lies in waiting for the sails to reach the shore
Land of beauty and abunance, innocent, you opened wide your door
Wanderers found the waiting treasure, full of gifts beyond their measure
Milk and honey for our pleasure

Across the sea there came a multitude, sailing ships upon the wave
Filled with visions of Utopia and the freedom that they crave
Ravage, plunder, see no wonder, rape and kill and tear asunder
Chop the forest, plow it under

Highways scar the mountainsides, buildings to the sky, people all around
So we rule this land, and her we stand upon our paradise
Dreaming of a place, our weary race is ready to rise
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Down the Road
  • 2 Song for America
  • 3 Lamplight Symphony
  • 4 Lonely Street
  • 5 The Devil Game
  • 6 Incomudro - Hymn to the Atman


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren
    album: Track 2 in album Song for America
    release date: 1975-3
    popularity : 126 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Prog Rock/Art Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 10:03
    producer: Jeff Glixman and Walter Gold
    drums: Phil Ehart
    piano: Kerry Livgren
    lead vocals: Steve Walsh
    vocal: Robby Steinhardt
    engineer: Peter Granet
    electric guitar: Richard Williams
    arranger: Kansas
    violin: Robby Steinhardt
    background vocals: Robby Steinhardt
    organ: Steve Walsh
    acoustic guitar: Richard Williams
    glockenspiel: Phil Ehart
    bass guitar: Dave Hope
    Moog: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
    design/illustration: Peter Lloyd
    art direction: Ed Lee
    guitars: Richard Williams
    synthesizer: Kerry Livgren
    strings: Kerry Livgren
    composer: Kerry Livgren
    lyricist: Kerry Livgren
    Album Information
    label: Kirshner
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin