Heartland United

Tales of the American Heartland…

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Heartland United
by Michael Romani

We have one heartland united
In a nation too divided
Filled with hop and our heartbreak
The nation's heart awakes

From Nebraska to the Central Valley
There is a flavor of sentimentality
Bucking horse rebel at precision
Not caring a whit for sophists derision

It resonates as genuine not phony
When we sing our songs of Ole Glory
All these dreams chased around and round
Drifting as we do from town to town

Chasing down that open road
An American mythology retold
With a lullaby of simplicity
It's mostly a matter of integrity

A man's bond sealed with a handshake
A whispered sorry to our last mistake
Promises made and promises kept
Smiles smiled and tears wept

There's a plaintive tone to the tune
Where a lilting melody plays under the moon
High to the top of an American dream
Where gearheads and hitchhikers careen

A Feeling of freedom gives birth to celebration
As fine patriots wave flags across the nation
Somewhere north of Nashville, 4th of July is coming
And just across the way, another guitarist is strumming

(c) June 14, 2019  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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