Song Lyrics

Oh my love, it’s a long way we’ve come
From the freckled hills, to the steel and glass canyons

From the stony fields, to hanging steel from the sky

From digging in our pockets for a reason not to say
goodbye



These are the hands that built America

(Russian, Sioux, Dutch, Hindu)
Oh, oh oh, America / Hand
(Polish, Irish, German, Italian)


Last saw your face in a watercolour sky

As sea birds argue, a long goodbye
I took your kiss, on the spray of the new land star
You gotta live with your dreams, don’t make them so hard


And these are the hands, that built America

(The Irish, the Blacks, the Chinese, the Jews)

Ah, ah ah, America / Hand
(Korean, Hispanic, Muslim, Indian)


Of all of the promises, is this one we
could keep
Of all of the dreams, is this one still out of reach


Halle, ole
(Dream-oh-yeah)
(Oh oh-dream, oh love)


It’s early fall, there’s a cloud on the
New York skyline
Innocence, dragged across a yellow line

These are the hands that built America
These are the hands that built America
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah America
Oh-la-la-ah-ah America