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All immigrants, all over the world, set out on a courageous journey. They leave behind everything they know and love. Their families, their friends, their language, their communities. This enormous personal sacrifice is taken in a pursuit of a better life for themselves and their families. It's only natural that they would miss home from time to time.

It took me decades to understand why my immigrant mother was so often reminded of her family by the faces of people on New York City subway trains. Quite simply, she missed home.

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JULIET - Written by Roger Campo / ASCAP

Oh Juliet
You been working late
Oh Juliet
Now you gotta catch that train
With a child in tow
Facing it all alone
You got three more hungry kids
Waiting at home

And it’s been a long time
Since you seen your own mother
Right now you’re missing her
And your sister and your brothers
They’re so far away
But not far from your immigrant heart
You can see their faces
When the train comes to a stop

you can see their faces on the people
riding on the train

oh, oh, oh mamma can you hear my heart calling
Calling from a half world away
I swear I saw your face in that woman’s
She smiled in such a comforting way
Sister did you send me this sweat child
She’s got your curls and look in her eyes –
That man reminds me so much of Hector
I never got to tell him goodbye

Even though it’s late
The seven line is full
Past Hunters Point it rises up
As if released from gravity’s pull
The train sails like a ship
Sailing the sea of Queens
Carried on the waves
And hopes of immigrant dreams

They’ve crossed so many oceans
Left everything they loved behind
Seeking sacred treasure
Yeah the beauty and promise of a better life

oh, oh, oh mamma can you hear my heart calling
Calling from a half world away
I swear I saw your face in that woman’s
She smiled in such a comforting way
Sister did you send me this sweat child
She’s got your curls and look in her eyes –
That man reminds me so much of Hector
I never got to tell him goodbye
I never got to tell him goodbye
I never got to tell him goodbye

credits

from American Dream, track released October 1, 2019
Written by Roger Campo
Produced by Bill Lefler
Mixed by Ryan Lipman
Engineered by Ryan Lipman and Caleb Conner
Mastered by Hans DeKline

Musicians:Lead Vocals: Roger Campo
Piano & Organ: Philip Krohnengold
Bass: Daniel Rhine
Drums: Billy Lefler
Horns: The Double D Horns - Danny T Levin & Dave Moyer
Percussion & additional instruments: Billy Lefler
Backing Vocals: Robbyn Kirmsse
Shea Chambers
Michael Turner
Additional Backing Vocals: Kyler England

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