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Seals & Crofts – Egypt, Israel & America lyrics

(lyrics and music by James Seals, 1980)
From the album the longest road (1980).

Well the people in Israel want peace, and the people in Egypt, they cry peace.
And the people in America, they say please, set these people free.
Israel, I know you, you are brave, you are proud. Your voices loud but sometimes gentle.
And the ages recall the days of Abraham.

Now the people in Israel built the Wailing Wall. And the people in Egypt built the pyramids so tall.
And the people in America built the spaceship that would not fall. Now we've seen it all.
Israel, you are water. Give us life to the desert land.
May your people be like the cool oasis for a tired world on it's spiritual journey, oh.

From the spirit of Egypt there's a new song. And in the soul of Israel that plays on.
In the mind of America there's a new dawn. Lead us on and on.

Spoken: "America, I love you. Through the darkness, you are light.
Again in friendship, your arms are open to all people, wrong or right. "
Oh America, you're beautiful, you are shining like the sun.
Again in victory, behold the [?] from the love, the peace shall come.

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