Is this the America you are?
Do you get plastic surgery and facelifts every day?
Or do you open up your doors to people like me?
How many times miles must I walk down the streets,
To see the stars at my feet?
Is everyone here so glamorous and true?
Or is the true America like me and you?
Must I be in a movie and act?
Or can I learn a skill and teach it tic for tact?
Is America the golden hills I roll by in the car?
Or can it include flatlands and swamps like it does near and far?
Not far from this sign that represents lust,
Are lands where people represent trust.
They trust their neighbors, no need to look pretty.
They trust their neighbors, in small and big cities.
They trust their neighbors without fear or doubt,
They trust their neighbors, although they sometimes scream and shout.
It may be tough for the “Hollywood” life to see,
But trust comes quite natural to you and me.
Beyond the bright lights of Hollywood,
There stand farmworkers, proud and good.
They may not ever make it on TV,
But their hard work does affect you and me.
For at the top of the hill of the Hollywood sign,
You can see one side fields of crops left behind.
The other a side of glitz and glamour
But only one side makes the news and gains enamor.
The other is quite important in its own way.
The two faces of America side by side every day.
This double faced nation has had its struggles.
But you can count on both sides to minimize the troubles.
Sad movies, happy movies, failed crops, and crop gains
All equal a nation that has been through the pain.
From the beginning it’s dealt with being rich and poor.
Two sides of trust and trust no more.
The bright lights, and stars shine bright on one side.
While the darkness of fields is this true nations pride.
So the America you see from the Hollywood sign,
Can open your heart, or open your mind.
In America you can choose,
Would you like to act?
Or would you like to pick a trade you can teach tic for tact?
Whichever you choose the hills will be there.
So will the flatlands and swamps
People with wild and crazy hair.
Perfect makeup, dirt stains, and blue collard shirts,
Make up this America even when it hurts.
So whichever path you want you can start at 3rd and Vine.
That road will take you straight
To the Hollywood Sign.