Iowa Writes

Great American Song Lyrics

Won't you come and sit with me awhile,
the wine's got me talking and I
can't think of anywhere I'd rather be.
I'll lend my ears you can tell me
about your day.
Watch your eyes flicker with excitement over life's
small victories.
Convincing me this is the great American ideology.
This is the great American ideology.
You gotta hold on to what you got.
Convincing me this is the great American ideology.
You can ride with me. But you can't get closer
than you are it's much too hard.

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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Dan Maloney is the lead singer of the Iowa City indie/folk/pop band Death Ships, which will release a CD this year titled Seeds of Devastation.

Death Ships

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