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MAT KEARNEY : Girl America lyrics

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MAT KEARNEY lyrics : "Girl America"

My girl America is just a youth in this world
Her smile is more precious than the sparkle of pearls
And though her age reads she's just a young girl

The age behind her eyes show the pain that she's swirled
Through the hand that's been dealt though it's quiet as kept
The weight that she felt last night when she slept

And as she crept into the dreams of the things of her past
Seems to have grown so fast, way beyond her own class
Though they're right there with her, her brothers and her sisters

A natural born leader even when her peers dis her
My girl, she's at a crossroads, people praying for her
Some are preying on her magazine ads, sex, drama

Smoking !@!@&&, longer for a father to call her, 'daughter'
She's part of a generation longing for reconciliation
And this future that they're facing and this poison that they're tasting

My girl, I know this love you're chasing

[chorus]

My girl America's crying when she's lying on her bed at night
I can see that she's screaming when she's dreaming for her freedom
My girl America's dying while she's trying just to stop this fight

Don't stop believing, my girl America

Boys with hungry eyes have been beating her door

Telling her that's what she's for, trying to rob at her core
Then leave calling her a !@^%, but still she knows there's more
I know she knows there's more because there is a voice she can't ignore

'Cause it was founded in the foundations, from the day of her creation
In God we trust engraved on the treasures of her nation
And the void that the boys can't fill

With the tipping of the bottle or the popping of the pill
But still most of her friends don't care as they glare
Ready to drown down the funnel as they frown down the tunnel

They stumble and they tumble breaking down into rubble
My girl America, stop can't you see
It's not the circumstances that determine who you're gonna be

But how you deal with these problems and pains that come your way
It's for you that I pray with hope for a brighter day
And so I say, your deliverance is coming


[chorus]


Faith like a child from your first birth
You left it in the dirt on your worst hurt
And I see each tear and every scar

The hands that have held you where you are
And I can see we've strayed so far
A king born under that morning star

As a crown of thorns was placed to earase
Each tear that's touched your face
And his palms and sides were pierced with spears

He hung in love just to draw you near
My girl, out of this whole world
Can't you see this is where we started?


[chorus]

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