I Come From America

from by Grant Maloy Smith



From the album "Dust Bowl - American Stories"
Words and music © Grant Maloy Smith (BMI)
Produced by Grant Maloy Smith and Jeff Silverman

Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His 2017 album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" is earning rave reviews, including one from NO DEPRESSION, the bible of American Roots music. “Grant’s ability to capture the heartland in his music is amazing ... he has written A heartland masterpiece ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... sent chills down my spine ... bound to become a classic ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...” Grant is a member of the Recording Academy (the Grammys®), the AMA, the CMA, and is a BMI Recording artist.


I Come From America

Can you see the Texas
in my eyes?
I left her but she’s
still strong in me
We broke down in Kingman
so we Walked to Bakersfield
Don’t you know
the mother road?

I Come from America
America, America
I Come from America
America’s from me

Can you hear the pilgrim in my voice?
Blown ashore by unforgiving winds
Beggars can’t be choosers
But we choose
to still be men
Don’t you know – don’t you know?


We’re the desperate and unwanted
We’re the strangers from the shanty side of town
Do my eyes look proud but haunted?
That’s the destiny in me
That’s the Texas that you see

Can you feel the prairie on my skin?
Baked and brown
from work and sweat and tears
Daddy always told me
That the dirt would
take us in
Don’t you know?
Don’t you know?

I Come from America
America, America
I Come from America
America’s from me


from Dust Bowl - American Stories, released June 1, 2017
Vocals, Guitar: Grant Maloy Smith
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Fiddle: Steve Stokes
Accordion: Jeff Taylor
B3: Tommy Mandel
Bass: Bill Wittman
Drums: Skoota Warner
Backing Vocals: Dorie Pride, Jennifer Zeltzer

℗ 2017 Suburban Cowboy Music
Bass, Drums and B3 recorded at PIE Studio, Glen Cove, NY (Engineered by Perry Margouleff and Matt Sornik)
Vocals and Guitar recorded at Suburban Cowboy Studio, Wakefield, RI
Dobro, Accordion and fiddle recorded at Palette Studio, Nashville, TN



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Grant Maloy Smith South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Grant Maloy Smith is a singer-songwriter of American Roots music. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida about 60 miles from the Georgia state line. In 2012 he dove deep into the Americana scene, writing and producing the breakthrough 2013 album YELLOW TRAILER, which was in contention in three categories in the Grammys. The follow-on album DUST BOWL will be released in early 2017. ... more


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