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Watch Celtic Woman Perform O, America!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

O, America Lyrics

Music: William Joseph
Words: Brendan Graham

O, America you’re calling,
I can hear you calling me:
You are calling me to be true to thee,
True to thee… I will be.

O, America no weeping,
Let me heal your wounded heart:
I will keep you in my keeping,
Till there be… a new start.

And I will answer you, and I will take your hand,
And lead you… to the sun:
And I will stand by you…do all that I can do,
And we will be… as one.

O, America I hear you,
From your prairies to the sea,
From your mountains grand, and all through this land,
You are beautiful to me.

And… O, America you’re calling,
I can hear you calling me:
You are calling me to be true to thee,
True to thee… I will be.

And I will answer you, and I will take your hand,
And lead you… to the sun:
And I will stand by you… do all that I can do,
And we will be…as one.

O, America you’re calling…
I will ever answer thee.


O, America! by Brendan Graham and William Joseph (C) 2008 by Peermusic (UK) Ltd. (PRS), Songs of Peer, Ltd.(ASCAP) and Paybill Publishing (ASCAP) All Rights on behalf of Peermusic (UK) Ltd. Controlled and Administered by Peermusic III, Ltd.(BMI). All Rights of behalf of Paybill Publishing Controlled and Administered by Songs of Peer, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

62 comments:

  1. I saw you perform this at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix this year. Best money I ever spent. This song and your rendition of it brought tears to my eyes. By the time you were done, most of us were weeping at the beauty of the words and the sweet sound of your voices. There isn't a night that goes by when I don't thank my God for America - land of the free and home of the brave. Thank you.

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  2. Great lyrics...and so much meaning behind them!

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  3. Once again,

    Thank you for being so considerate of the fans with providing the lyrics to "O America" and the outstanding performance by Celtic Woman.


    Tom

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  4. I have all the DVD's but haven't had opportunity to see the live Tour. From this song, "O America", it is appreciated that you are astute to see that we in this supposed "self-sustaining" nation are really on an isle unto ourselves and need all the love we can get!

    I thank my Irish brethren for recognizing that and for extending a shoulder; a hand to help hold up our arms.

    Your love for us is mutual! God bless you.

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  5. I saw you perform in Orange County, CA and LOVED it. I have all your CDs and listen to them often, but nothing compares to "Live". Keep up the great work!!!!
    Mike

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  6. Just saw you all perform in Trenton NJ, what a wonderful, lovely concert!! Most enjoyable evening Ive had in a while. The O America song is absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful music in our neck of the woods!
    All the best,
    Maire

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  7. My family has been a fan since we first saw you on our local PBS station. My Mother and I went to your first two concerts that came to the Detroit area. The third one I brought my daughter and she was in awe. was said that this year you came to the west side of Michigan U.S.A. I have every CD and DVD and I hope that O America becomes a whole CD. It is such a touching song and means alot to my family, that like many here are barely making it day to day. Thank and Blessings
    Joan

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  8. Just saw this performed on Good Morning America. How touching and breathtaking!!

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  9. There was never a more breathtaking moment than to sit atop the mile high ciy of Denver at Red Rocks Ampitheatre and hear this amazing new song sung by these incredible women. It was a though the spirit of God himself enveloped us all and for a moment in time we saw a glimpse of Heaven.

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  10. There was never a more breathtaking moment than to sit atop the mile high city of Denver at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and hear this amazing new song sung by these incredible women. It was a though the spirit of God himself enveloped us all and for a moment in time we saw a glimpse of Heaven.

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  11. These are marvelous lyrics! As a lyricist myself I can only hope to come up with something this memorable and beautiful.

    Throughout the tour I witnessed many a standing ovation. If an audience was reluctant I made sure one person was not. Frankly this song deserves to be performed by these artists in the nation's capitol on July 4th as well as memorial day and veterans day.

    I've not felt such patriotism in over two decades and it took folks from overseas to do that. Certainly not much here in this country for me has inspired that of late.

    In an era when so much of the world looks upon us with scorn it is refreshing to have a lovely tribute like this. Thank you so much.

    Scott

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  12. experienced O America at TPac in Nashville earlier this year. Your vioces are like angels singing, stirs the heart and soul.... I have been to several of your concerts, I hope to attend several more...

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  13. The lyrics and music is alive and tell a story. I do hope the printed music will be available soon. I can not wait to play this wonderful piece and teach it to my choir.

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  14. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

    http://disturbialyrics.net

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  15. No one is better! Thank you for ALL your songs. Gail in Chattanooga

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  16. nathan said we saw you in wichita, kansas keeping up

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  17. I'm an American who longs to visit Ireland again. Hearing this song makes me want to write one that says, "Thank you, Eire, for all you've given us. For the generations of loved ones you've entrusted to us, for safe-keeping, for nurturing, and for loving. We are better for the part of you that is part of us."

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  18. Actually, if anyone is interested in writing the music, I just finished writing the lyrics to that very song. Three verses and a chorus.

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  21. It is amazing that sometimes foreigners understand what we Americans sometimes forget.

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  23. Wow. I think I like that anthem better than our official one!

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  28. One of the most amazing shows I've ever seen! Stirring and emotional! Comparable to River Dance which I saw from the 4th row! Must be my Celtic blood! Blessings to you from Cincinnati!

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  29. Thank you for sharing! Beautiful!
    Chris Mobley
    www.cmobleydesigns.com

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