Frank Sinatra, Fred Waring The House I Live In cover

The House I Live In
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The House I Live In Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
What is America to me
A name, a map, or a flag I see
A certain word, democracy
What is America to me
Verse 2
The house I live in
A plot of Earth, a street
The grocer and the butcher
And the people that I meet
Verse 3
The children in the playground
The faces that I see
All races and religions
That's America to me
Verse 4
The place I work in
The worker by my side
The little town the city
Where my people lived and died
Verse 5
The howdy and the handshake
The air a feeling free
And the right to speak your mind out
That's America to me
Verse 6
The things I see about me
The big things and the small
The little corner newsstand
Or the house a mile tall
Verse 7
The wedding and the churchyard
The laughter and the tears
The dream that's been a growing
For a hundred and fifty years
Verse 8
The town I live in
The street, the house, the room
The pavement of the city
Or the garden all in bloom
Verse 9
The church the school the clubhouse
The million lights I see
But especially the people
That's America to me

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