Never Could Have Imagined

Never Could Have Imagined

ethanlyn's picture

Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

Another song on the theme of what it feels like to be an American. There’s so many other parts of glossed-over history this could focus on, too; these are just the sharper memories I have from school.

Lyrics: 

I am the kid who never stood up for the pledge of allegiance
And so maybe it’s no surprise I’ve turned out the way I have
I have always known there were so many things that I don’t know
But there are things I never could have imagined
There are things I never could have imagined

In an 8th grade corner classroom, third row over, fifth desk back
We read a young girl’s diary, scene by scene by scene
It was the first time I learned how easy it is to hide atrocity from children
There are things I never could have imagined
There are things I never could have imagined

I believe ‘America the Beautiful’ is better than a war song
The seas are shining higher and higher each year
And those spacious skies are absolutely everywhere

I can’t remember a public school year we had more than two weeks past WWII
Well, it’s been over 70 years. What the hell did we do?
I have always known there were so many things that I don’t know
But there are things I never could have imagined
There are things I never could have imagined



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

you have written a personal anthem that is so much better than america the beautful

alyxanderjames's picture

This is gorgeous. I particularly liked the space you gave to “spacious skies” - nice job using the music to support the lyric!

sph's picture

Interesting insight for a non-american like me.