Song Lyrics

Every village, every hamlet
Every state, every city
Let freedom ring
What a thrill
For four Irish boys
From the north side of Dublin
To honor you, sir
The next president of the United States
Barack Obama, for choosing this song
To be part of the soundtrack
Of your campaign
And more besides

(Oh)

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then
Than I do now

America let your road rise
Under Lincoln’s unblinking eyes
They’re advertising in the skies
For people like you
Joe Biden

And I miss you when you’re not around
And America is getting ready to leave the ground

Oh… you… look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Don’t look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs, purple irises
The camera can’t see

I’ve seen you walk unafraid
I’ve seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me

And I miss you when you’re not around
America is getting ready to leave the ground

Oh… you…. look so beautiful tonight
Oh…. you… look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

The more you know the less you feel
Some pray for, others steal
Blessings not just for the ones who kneel
Luckily

Luckily
Blessings
Not just for the ones who kneel
Luckily

Thank you America
God bless you