America

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Written, performed and recorded by Astrid W

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Ever since I was a kid in Stockholm Sweden
I've known about you and wanted to see you
At 17 a family vacation to Miami, but at 26 I need more
If you care to show me

It's been a rough ride, I've not been sure about anything at all
But America I want you to show me everything you got

And I want to live the songs and the movies you were in
The books and the rest, I think part of me has always been
Feeling like I could fit in, that I could make you my home
America your culture made this kid less alone

It's been a rough ride I've not been sure about anything at all
But America I want you to show me everything you got

And we will drive to Georgia, let the piano sound out
Feel our hearts flutter, eliminating doubts
Of where to be or what to do, because what could feel more true?
All I wanna do is hang out with you

And I'll see the lake further up north, I'll drink beer in Winooski
I don't know so much about that plan
But I'll hug you when I see you

And New York New York you've called my name for 12 years going on 13
It sometimes seemed it was just a dream but the world will introduce me

It's been a rough ride, I've not been sure about anything at all
But America I want you to show me everything you got

This is a dreamer's song I won't deny my heart is pounding
Just thinking about the things I'll see, the sights that will confound me
And the best thing is - in all of this - that as much as I love you
It's the people that I now know who make me come and see you

So if it's raining hard or the sightseeing's bad it doesn't really matter
Because I'm there to see dear friends to me and what more can you ask for?
So clear your heart, open your eyes and we will always win
America you're all I want to begin

So September please hurry up, I'll wait with breath that's baited
And now you know just for how long that I have waited

And it's been a rough ride, I've not been sure about anything at all
But America I want you to show me everything you got

It was a rough ride and sometimes I felt so small
But in those times my friends were there to open my heart
And I'm coming out to see you, I hope you're happy to see me
America, it's finally our time to be

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from America, released May 7, 2014
Written, performed and recorded by Astrid W

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Northern Spies Stockholm, Sweden

Northern Spies is music from Stockholm, Sweden written and performed by Astrid W. I've played shows in New York, Burlington VT, Indietracks Festival 2013 in England, Glasgow, Indiefjord 2014 in Björke Norway and more.

Nowadays this projects goes by Good Scout Promise. Thank you for listening.
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