Land of Invention
Land of invention and home of "Can Do,"
Birthplace of mighty machinery are you!
Builder of bridges and trains and skyscrapers,
Molder of steel into mammoth Earth shapers!
Dams taming some of your mightiest streams
Generate power beyond Newton’s dreams!
Yet do your scientists broaden the quest,
Coaxing more power from the nuclear breast!
Bold, your explorers have ventured to go
Deep in the sea and to poles decked in snow.
Now, having traveled to each earthly place,
They turn their gaze to the vastness of space!
It seems there’s no problem science can’t solve,
Backed by the true grit of Yankee resolve!
No place too distant, no job too tough
For men and women who have the right stuff!
What does the future hold? No one can say.
But it seems certain that you’ll lead the way,
Ever inventive, ‘though hated by some,
Leaving Earth better for those yet to come!