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U2 The Hands That Built America Lyrics

Last updated: 07/25/2010 11:00:00 AM

Oh my love, it's a long way we've come
From the freckled hills to the steel and glass canyons
From the stony fields, to hanging steel from the sky
From digging in our pockets for a reason not to say goodbye

These are the hands that built America
(Russian, Sioux, Dutch, Hindu)
Oh, oh oh, America
(Polish, Irish, German, Italian)

Last saw your face in a watercolour sky
As sea birds argue, a long goodbye
I took your kiss, on the spray of the new line star
You gotta live with your dreams, don't make them so hard

And these are the hands, that built America
(The Irish, the Blacks, the Chinese, the Jews)
Ah, ah ah, America / Hand
(Korean, Hispanic, Muslim, Indian)

Of all of the promises, is this one we could keep
Of all of the dreams, is this one still out of reach

Out ta outa reeeach
(Dream-oh-yeah)
(Oh oh-dream, oh love)

It's early fall, there's a cloud on the New York skyline
Innocence, dragged across a yellow line

These are the hands that built America
These are the hands that built America
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah America

Thanks to Joseph, unoboi17@yahoo.com for submitting The Hands That Built America Lyrics.



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Sorry, but disagree.... | Reviewer: L.M., Canada | 9/13/09

Glenn, you commented "i think that if ever there were a song written for those fallen on 9/11 this could have been it", but I have to disagree. The sentiment can be appreciated, but the song refers to the immigrants who came here with nothing and built their lives and their new country literally from the ground up, without forgetting where they came from. To me, that's the most powerful message of the song. It wasn't aimed at the everyday citizens upholding the peace, but rather those new to the country who had to make new lives for themselves.



A song that cut the air while you lose your fears... | Reviewer: MIGUEL MONTES | 10/30/07

It couldn't be more perfect? I guess not, desires of greatness grows inside the mind. The voices in the back gets you a little aggressive, but the metric gives a great strong, a great hope.



A song that cut the air while you lose your fears... | Reviewer: MIGUEL MONTES | 10/30/07

It couldn't be more perfect? I guess not, desires of greatness grows inside the mind. The voices in the back gets you a little agresive, but the metric gives a great strong, a great hope.



should have been......... | Reviewer: glenn | 10/18/07

this is another powerfull song by the great irish band.
i think that if ever there were a song written for those fallen on 9/11 this could have been it....fantastic...........



Fault in the lyrics | Reviewer: Edward | 3/20/07

In the second verse it's not Endless, instead they sing new land star....



LYRICS AWESOME | Reviewer: Nicky | 2/18/07

I never liked any slow songs before but after listening this song, I have started listening slow songs:-)



Love this song | Reviewer: Jelle Janssens | 7/12/06

This song is great, it touches me in my heart. I get a triomph feeling when listening this song.