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The Immigrant

This song is by Neil Sedaka and appears…

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The Immigrant
Harbours open their arms to the young searching foreigner
Come to live in the light of the beacon of liberty
Plains and open skies
Billboards would advertise
Was it anything like that when you arrived?

Dream boats carried the future to the heart of America
People were waiting in line for a place by the river
It was a time when strangers were welcome here
Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear
It was a sweeter tune
And there was so much room
That people could come from everywhere

Now he arrives with his hopes and his heart set on miracles
Come to marry his fortune with a hand full of promises
To find they've closed the door
They don't want him anymore
There isn't any more to go around

Turning away he remembers he once heard a legend
That spoke of a mystical magical land called America
There was a time when strangers were welcome here
Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear
It was a sweeter tune
And there was so much room
That people could come from everywhere

There was a time when strangers were welcome here
Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear
It was a sweeter tune
And there was so much room
That people could come from everywhere

There was a time when strangers were welcome here
Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear

There was a time when strangers were welcome here
Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear

There was a time when strangers were welcome

Credits

Written by:

Phil Cody and Neil Sedaka

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