Proud to be an American

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It was often difficult to take pride in being an American during these trying years of the Bush administration. Sure, Obama probably won't turn out to be the messiah many are expecting but for now, at least, I have faith that he'll lead our country in the right, or at least a better, direction. And this afternoon, after reading the St. Pete Times' stirring cover story about 106-year-old Ann Nixon Cooper over a late lunch at Four Green Fields, I felt truly patriotic. Hence, a fresh playlist.

Top 10: Patriotic Songs

1. The Star Spangled Banner, Jimi Hendrix

2. This Land Is Your Land, Woody Guthrie

3. Back in the U.S.A., Chuck Berry

4. Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen

5. Living in America, James Brown

6. America, Neil Diamond

7. American Trilogy, Elvis Presley

8. America, Lou Reed

9. A Few Words in Defense of Our Country, Randy Newman

10. God's Country, Ani DiFranco

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