What happened to
America’s young and distant dream
What happened to
The black and white united
Tamla Motown world
What became of the fight
To right society’s wrong
I do believe
Its out of sight
We’re too uptight

What happened to
The sound of young America
That grew in Detroit
Those years ago
Levi Stubbs, The Supremes
They never knew
What happened to
The sound of young America

What happened to
The chimes of freedom
And the bells from which they rang
Did no-one hear
Those protest singers
And the protest songs they sang
What happened then
In Vietnam
Was a sign of the times
I can’t believe
Your blue eyed sons
Were given guns

What happened to
The sound of young America
That grew from New York to L.A.
Zimmerman, Jim McGuinn
They never knew
How much we grew to
The sound of young America

You got the words
You got the chords
You got the songs
To make it right
Maybe

This is forever


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