Eddie From Ohio

band

Candido & America

from Quick

Today the sun will rise in the East
And I will raise my eyes to the canyon
As the campfire dies my America lies asleep and
Dreaming of home
Asleep and dreaming of home

But home is here in the canyon
It is red clay and dust and no rain
And when I have a son he will know where he's from
I'm a man and I have a name
I am a man, and I have a name

My name Candido. Oh.

A big bright car on the highway
A hit and run- he hit me then I ran
There's my Mexican blood in American mud
I am running as fast as I can
I am running as fast as I can

'Cause there's nothing left for me in the old country
Just heartbreak and shame and old truth
If there's a life to be found in this angel of towns
I'll find it, I'll find it for you
I will make us a new life, America

Forget Mexico. Oh.

America, don't you cry
I promise you we'll be alright
America, dry your eyes

Today the sun will set in the West
And I will raise a voice to the canyon
As the campfire dies my America lies
Awake and dreaming of home
She is awake and dreaming of home (but I'll sing)

Oh.

(Candido el fogon se apaga, America se aquesta suena de su tierra querida)

Credits:

Robbie Schaefer, Mrs. Jenkins Productions/ASCAP

© 2001