"Our Country" as written by and John Mellencamp....
Well, I can stand beside ideas I think are right
And I can stand beside the idea to stand and fight
I do believe there's a dream for everyone
This is our country

There's room enough here for science to live
And there's room enough here for religion to forgive
And try to understand other people of this land
This is our country

From the east coast to the west coast
Down the Dixie Highway
Back home
This is our country

And poverty could be just another ugly thing
And bigotry would be seen only as obscene
And the ones that run this land
Help the poor and common man
This is our country

From the east coast to the west coast
Down the Dixie Highway
Back home
This is our country

The dream is still alive
Some day it will come true
And this country
It belongs to folks like me and you
So let the voice of freedom
Sing out through this land
This is our country

From the east coast to the west coast
Down the Dixie Highway
Back home
This is our country

From the east coast to the west coast
Down the Dixie Highway
Back home
This is our country


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"Our Country" as written by John Mellencamp

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    General CommentProbably a fine, patriotic song, but associating it with selling pickup trucks has made it jingoistic, and totally ruined it for me.
    cgodfreyon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentannoying song. just like every single other country song. no different. i hate that commercial
    wexenhexon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's his Guthro moment.
    gregorybrianon January 10, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI remember John Mellencamp talking about this song on NPR ~a month ago it is a call for the end to the culture wars

    "There's room enough here
    For science to live
    And there's room enough here
    For religion to forgive
    And try to understand
    All the people of this land"
    animaliaon August 10, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI really like this song, i did not like the GM used it in their commercials to sell cars.

    I would like to point out that this song is very patriotic, the reason i say that is that John
    Melloncamp is telling us, as the poeple of this country, need to take it back and reign in the wild and
    mad spending polictians.

    Return the country to the people, ever hear of the phrases "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,". you know from the Delcaration of Indepence.
    ajapierceon December 31, 2009   Link

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