Kansas - Song for America Lyrics

Kansas Song for America cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren
release date: 1975-3
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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
Lyrics
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

  • Album Information
    label: Kirshner
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin