Durango (Heart of America)

Story Behind The Song

I was driving across the U.S. and was inspired by the spirit of the people I met. I realized what a big beautiful country we have. I also realized that what makes us so special are the traditions of duty, faith and service.

Song Description

This song speaks about family, faith, and patriotism. This song is a tribute to the American family and the American Soldier.

Song Length 3:34 Genre Country - Contemporary, Country - Traditional
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Content, Pleasant Subject Pride, Country, Nation
Similar Artists Brooks & Dunn, George Strait Language English
Era 2000 and later


I went down to Durango
To have a look around
The mighty San Juan River
Made such a pretty sound
I took the train up to Silverton
And much to my surprise
I could swear I saw Jessie James
From the corner of my eye

I headed out at day break
Out through the aspen groves
Up into the pine trees
Where the wild rivers flow
Well it's there I saw an eagle
His wings against the sky
I'm an American son this is where I'm from
Until the day I die


This is the heart of America
Where we still salute the flag
We bow our heads on Sundays
We respect our moms and dads
It's what our fathers died for
It's why we fight today
This is the land of the free the home of the brave
This is the U.S.A.

Well, I was born in Kentucky
When the world was in black and white
My daddy was a soldier
My momma was a housewife
My daddy went off to fight a war
I cried for him to stay
Another soldiers' life was sacrificed
But I can still hear him say
Repeat chorus:

Spoken word:
The U.S is like my mother I speak of her with pride
I'll defend her ways and traditions my friend 'til the day I die
So if you must speak about her please choose your words well
'cause if I hear any disrespect I'm gonna raise a little hell

Lyrics Nick Gordon Music Nick Gordon
Producer Nick Gordon, Roby Duron & Barry Goldberg Publisher Nick Gordon
Performance Nick Gordon Label Nick Gordon

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