You ask me why I love her? Well, give me
time, and I'll explain...
Have you seen a Kansas sunset or an Arizona rain?
Have you drifted on a bayou down Louisiana way?
Have you watched the cold fog drifting over San Francisco Bay?
Have you heard a Bobwhite calling in the Carolina pines?
Or heard the bellow of a diesel in the Appalachia mines?
Does the call of Niagara thrill you when you hear her waters
Do you look with awe and wonder at a Massachusetts shore...
Where men who braved a hard new world, first stepped on
And do you think of them when you stroll along a New York City
Have you seen a snowflake drifting in the Rockies...way up
Have you seen the sun come blazing down from a bright Nevada
Do you hail to the Columbia as she rushes to the sea...
Or bow your head at Gettysburg...in our struggle to be free?
Have you seen the mighty Tetons? ...Have you watched an
Have you seen the Mississippi roll along Missouri's shore?
Have you felt a chill at Michigan, when on a winters day,
Her waters rage along the shore in a thunderous display?
Does the word "Aloha"... make you warm?
Do you stare in disbelief When you see the surf come roaring
in at Waimea reef?
From Alaska's gold to the Everglades...from the Rio Grande
My heart cries out... my pulse runs fast at the might of her
You ask me why I love her?... I've a million reasons why.
My beautiful America... beneath Gods' wide, wide sky.