Patriotic song: America

America is a song written and recorded by Neil Diamond. The song is a positive interpretation “of the history of immigration to the United States”.

The song was a hit single in the United States in 1981.

Diamond sang it at the centennial re-dedication of the Statue of Liberty and it was used with the promotion of the 1996 Olympics.

After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Diamond modified the lyrics to “America” slightly during live performances. Instead of “They’re comin’ to America,” towards the end, it became “Stand up for America.”

The song was featured at the Stone Mountain Laser Show near Atlanta, Georgia.

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