Well the eagle's been flyin' slow
And the flag's been flyin' low
And a lotta people sayin' that America's
fixin' to fall
Well speakin' just for me
And some people from Tennessee
We've got a thing or two to tell you all
This lady may have stumbled
But she ain't never fell
And if the Russians don't believe that
They can all go straight to hell
We're gonna put her feet back
On the path of righteousness and then
God bless America again

And you never did think
That it ever would happen again
(In America, did you)
You never did think
That we'd ever get together again
(We damn sure could)
Yeah, we're walkng real proud
And we're talkin' real loud again
(In America)
You never did think
That it ever would happen again

From The Sound up in Long Island
Out to San Francisco Bay
And everthing that's in between them
Is our own
And we may have done a little bit
Of fightin' amongst ourselves
But you outside people best leave us
'Cause we'll all stick together
And you can take that to the bank
That's the cowboys and the hippies
And the rebels and and the yanks
You just go and lay your hand
On a Pittsburgh Steelers' fan
And I think you're gonna finally

[Chorus: x2]

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In America Lyrics as written by Charlie Daniels Charles Fred Hayward

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  • +2
    General Comment
    VERY good song. It is once again relevant since we are again at war. I love the part where it says "we may have done a little bit of fighting amongst ourself but you outside people best leave us alone". It is an accurate portrait of the loyalty of the citizens of this country. We may (and often do) have our differences among us, but we readily put them aside when we're under attack by a foreign nation, because it's our country, no matter how little we ordinarliy value our fellow citizens.
    D-Shizniton October 24, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment
    The line, "Just go and lay your hand on a Pittsburgh Steelers fan" stems from Daniels' feeling that the people in Pittsburgh are "The salt of the earth, the finest, just the greatest people. The strength of America." He says, "I've gone to ball games at different places, but I've always felt the Pittsburgh Steelers fans, especially in the old stadium - I mean, they're steel workers and they're good old guys with blisters, or calluses on their hands. The strength of America is not in Washington D.C., It's in our people, it's on the farms, in the factories. It's the people out here that make this country work. The truck drivers, the farmers. And these people, that's what they were, and I just felt like if you want to go to war, let me take some of these guys with me. Go lay your hand on a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and you're gonna find out what American anger is, because it's the kind of people they are."
    hockeyguy9on March 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    This songs obviously about getting your ass kicked by a Pittsburgh Steeler fan. "You just go and lay your hand on a Pittsburgh Steeler fan, and I think you're gonna finally understand." It means you'll get your hand broke if you lay it on a Steeler fan.... the baddest muthers around. Charlie knew it.
    defuncton August 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    You think Charlie Daniels is a Republican?
    Crush Hiveon May 11, 2005   Link
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    General Comment
    Couldn't have said it better myself Shiznit. Our country is always ready to put aside politics for our own protection. What a great country...
    Ramparton April 30, 2008   Link

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