"America Street" as written by and Edwin Cole Mc Cain....
Rubber on my tires making contact with the road
Sign on the street post tells me which way I should go
Riding down America Street funny that it's one way
Riding down from uptown to where the buildings are broken down in decay
America Street it's right nearby
Land of the free and the brave
If we can't work and make some change
There won't be much of this land left to save
It's a classic case of misdirection and slight of hand
We watch while our deficit grows
What a shame that we can't teach our kids to read
Makes you wonder where all the tax money goes
Well America Street it's right nearby
Land of the free and the brave
And if we can't work and make some change
There won't be much of this land left to save
Won't be much to save
Excuse me sir pardon me can you spare some change
Because it's cold and I live outside
A thoughtful search into my pockets finds enough so he can rocket
Right up to the bar and enjoy his lie
America Street it's right nearby
Land of the free and the brave
And if we can't work and make some change
There won't be much of this land left to save
Won't be much to save


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"America Street" as written by Edwin Cole Mc Cain

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    General CommentThis song is about a street in Charleston SC. Edwin wrote this song about it because it is so tore up, like other streets there are however if you go a few blocks down the road there are million dollar houses. Edwin started a foundation to help restore the old historic houses in the Ghetto in Charleston
    Ibotheryouon October 19, 2004   Link

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