"Fly Over States" as written by and Michael William/thrasher Dulaney....
A couple guys in first class on a flight
From new York to Los Angeles,
Kinda making small talk killing time,
Flirting with the flight attendants,
Thirty thousand feet above, could be Oklahoma,
Just a bunch of square cornfields and wheat farms,
Man it all looks the same,
Miles and miles of back roads and highways,
Connecting little towns with funny names,
Who'd want to live down there in the middle of nowhere,

They've never drove through Indiana,
Met the men who plowed that earth,
Planted that seed, busted his ass for you and me,
Or caught a harvest moon in Kansas,
They'd understand why God made those fly over states,

I bet that mile long Santa Fe freight train engineer's seen it all
Just like that flatbed cowboy stacking US steel on a 3-day haul
Roads and rails under their feet
Yeah that sounds like a first class seat

On the plains of Oklahoma
Where they windshield sunset in your eyes
Like a watercolor painted sky

You'd think heaven's doors have opened
You'll understand why God made
Those fly over states

Take a ride across the badlands
Feel that freedom on your face
Breathe in all that open space
Meet a girl from Amarillo
You'll understand why God made
Why you'd want to plant your stakes
In those fly over states

Have you ever been through Indiana
On the plains of Oklahoma,
Take a ride,


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"Fly Over States" as written by Michael Dulaney Neil Thrasher

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    General CommentThe mean to this song is don't judge a book by its color otherwise meaning if you don't know a place and your just looking at it from above go visit it talk to the people who know you might enjoy it I was born and raise California but I visited a small town in South Dakota and I loved it people were amazing and Kind I moved there for a year and wanna go back and the people that farm they may look broke but if they have a good crop season well y'all would know they have money coming in and have extra beside of my experience with these people if you don't take a step out of your comfort zone you'll never know what other places are like.
    kellz951on June 29, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI've seen a harvest moon in Kansas, then again i live in Kansas
    mrduckweedon March 07, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIve been thru Indiana. Besides the fact I live in Indiana but I've been thru Indiana a lot of times
    naelynnon April 17, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThis is America, a song about America, and written by an American whose religious beliefs is that of the Christian faith. Why is the lyrics "God" not capitalized in the lyrics posted on this website?
    chiefkeithon May 23, 2012   Link

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