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An American Portrait
Lyrics
Jenny dances across the lawn
Like an angel looking for a little shade
Sammy's tripping lightly on before her
And he's sipping on a lemonade
Sitting high up on his Daddy's shoulders
Trying to see the big parade
It's Independence Day
All across the USA

It's an American Portrait
It's the things that built this land.
It's being free and liberty
And it's united that we stand.
It's not so much the things we have
As it is the things we do
And it's painted with blood and sweat and tears
In red white and blue
Red, white and blue oh
Red, white and blue

The local boys they take the field
Behind majorettes in sequined tights
Marching bands and goal line stands
Football games on Friday nights
The hometown fans raise their hands
Old Glory waves beneath the lights
And the National Anthem plays...
All across the USA

It's an American Portrait
It's the things that built this land.
It's being free and liberty
And it's united that we stand.
It's not so much the things we have
As it is the things we do
And it's painted with blood and sweat and tears
In red white and blue
Red, white and blue oh
Red, white and blue

There's a soldier called to duty
And he's fighting in some foreign land
Little boy tucked in his arms
And he's running fast across the sand
Driven by a courage that few of us can understand
And in God's name we pray
All across the USA

Just an American Portrait
It's the things that built this land.
It's being free and liberty
And it's united that we stand.
It's not so much the things we have
As it is the things we do
And it's painted with blood and sweat and tears
In red white and blue
Red, white and blue oh
Red, white and blue

Short Song Description:
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
Lyric Credits: Scott Jeffrey
Music Credits: Scott Jeffrey, Al Biela
Producer Credits: Al Biela
Publisher Credits:
Performance Credits: Scott Jeffrey, Al Biela
Label Credits:
Song Length: 5:00
Primary Genre: Pop-Rock
Secondary Genre: Country-Rock
Tempo / Feel: Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Patriotic
Subject Matter 2: Courage
Similar Artist 1: Harry Chapin
Similar Artist 2: Jim Croce
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later