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American Now

Tommy Grimes III

December 26, 2017

Genre: Country

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One of two tracks written about becoming a naturalized American citizen in 2017.

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I was born across the ocean
In some parochial fishing town
Never really got the notion
To set foot on different ground
But life can be strange and take you places that you never thought you'd go

Doesn't matter where I was born, where I lived, where I come from
I'm American now,
Doesn't matter where I was born, where I lived, where I come from
I'm American now

Well it's true her past's been chequered
And there's still a ways to go
Can any place say that they've done better
With no bad history to show?
But I still have faith we'll make this country everything it ought to be

Doesn't matter where you were born, where you lived, where you come from
You're American now,
Doesn't matter where you were born, where you lived, where you come from
You're American now

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Doesn't matter where you were born, where you lived, where you come from
You're American now,
Doesn't matter where you were born, where you lived, where you come from
You're American now

1st or 30th generation
Or a newborn just like me
Now we're all of just one nation,
Branches on the self-same tree
And it's not too late, to be one people in more than just in name

Doesn't matter where we were born, where we lived, where we come from
We're American now,
Doesn't matter where we were born, where we lived, where we come from
We're American now

We still struggle with diversity
No two of us are the same
The whole wide world in just one country
We could be the ones to show the way
Can we beat hate, and live up to the name land of the free?

Doesn't matter where I was born, where you lived, where we come from
We're American now,
Doesn't matter where you were born, where I lived, where we come from
We're American now

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