Promised Land

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Lisa Lambert
Lisa Lambert & Scott Nunley - BMI

Story

This song was inspired by 3 generations of our family and the obstacles they faced in the effort to follow their dreams of a better life in THEIR Promised Land.

Lyrics


In 1847 from the Emerald Isle,
An Irish farmer sailed with his wife and child 
Driven more by famine than the hunger to be free,
They made their way to Boston, and opportunity.
 
The future was uncertain but they made their stand
They paid the price and made it, in the Promised Land
 
In 1946 when he came back from the war
Couldn't make a living on a dirt farm anymore 
He was scared to go, but he was more afraid to stay
Hitched a ride up the Hillbilly Highway 
 
The future was uncertain but he made his stand
He paid the price and made it, in the Promised Land
 
Nobody seems to hear what she's been trying to say
With a guitar & a song, she's gonna say it anyway 
Driven by ambition and the hunger to succeed
She's on her way to Nashville, chasing down a dream
 
And the future is uncertain but she's gonna make her stand
She'll pay the price to make it, in the Promised Land
 
Outro
And the future is uncertain but if you want to make your stand
You’re FREE to make it, in the Promised