Power and the Glory [Demo-Version]

TitlePower and the Glory [Demo-Version]
ArtistPhil Ochs
AlbumOn My Way (1963 Demo Session)
Release Date2010-06-22
Description?
Lyrics[Intro]
Okay, here's a song, um
That runs in a— in a base run of— of C to E minor
To A minor to G seven
And then a D minor seven, D minor six, then D minor
Type thing, it's a complicated thing
This song is get—
Has gotten more reaction than anything else I've written
In such a short time, as far as people wanting to do it
It's called "The Power and the Glory"
It's sort of a theme song, you might say
[Verse 1]
Come on and take a walk with me through this green and growing land
Walk through the meadows and the mountains and the sand
Walk through the valleys and the rivers and the plains
Walk through the sun and walk through the rain

[Chorus]
Here is a land full of power and glory
Beauty that words cannot recall
Oh, her power shall rest on the strength of her freedom
Her glory shall rest on us all

[Verse 2]
From Colorado, Kansas and the Carolinas too
Virginia and Alaska, from the old to the new
Texas and Ohio and the California shore
Tell me, who could ask for more?

[Chorus]
For here is a land full of power and glory
Beauty that words cannot recall
Oh, her power shall rest on the strength of her freedom
Her glory shall rest on us all

[Verse 3]
Yet, she's only as rich as the poorest of the poor
Only as free as a padlocked prison door
Only as strong as our love for this land
Only as tall as we stand
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For here is a land full of power and glory
Beauty that words cannot recall
Oh, her power shall rest on the strength of her freedom
Her glory shall rest on us all

[Verse 4]
But our land is still troubled by men who have to hate
They twist away our freedom and they twist away our fate
Fear is their weapon and treason is their cry
We can stop them if we try

[Chorus]
For here is a land full of power and glory
Beauty that words cannot recall
Oh, her power shall rest on the strength of her freedom
Her glory shall rest on us all

[Verse 1]
Come on and take a walk with me through this green and growing land
Walk through the meadows and the mountains and the sand
Walk through the valleys and the rivers and the plains
Walk through the sun and walk through the rain

[Chorus]
Here is a land full of power and glory
Beauty that words cannot recall
Oh, her power shall rest on the strength of her freedom
Her glory shall rest on us all
[Outro]
On us all