by Penny Rae

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Ellis Island has represented a new beginning for so many people for centuries. As the first of our 52 songs about America in 2016, we hope to capture the hopefulness that so many have felt when coming to America.


Travelled the ocean. I've journeyed by sea.
A promise of hope carries me.
Weight of the memories left back on the shore.
Searching for life bringing more.

New beginnings come to those who make new starts.
The future's nearer now, the past is torn apart.

Dear God in Heaven, please make me strong.
I want a place to belong.
This lady, this statue - she says "Welcome home.
You're free to dream of what's to come."

Bring your tired. Bring your huddled masses.
All you people yearning to be free.
You're tempest-tossed and you're worn down.
We'll hold the light for you.


released January 1, 2016
Penny Rae is: Randi Ryan and Andrew Adams
Additional musicians:
Cello: Gideon Klein
Piano: Gabe Klein
Drums: Andy Walker

Produced by Penny Rae
Mixed by Andy Walker
Engineered by Andy Walker, Gabe Klein, and Andrew Adams
Written by: Maddy Dinsmore and Andrew Adams
Graphic Design: Darla Hall and Maddy Dinsmore



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