Ever since I started watching Americas Heartland, the theme song is so familiar every time the new episode starts. The shows website has a page about the singer Michael Martin Murphey and a clip of the theme song, you can also watch it (different version) on Vimeo.


Watch on Vimeo

The complete song presents a broader perspective than the short and modified version in the opening theme:

You can see it in the eyes of every woman and man
In Americas Heartland living close to the land
Theres a love for the country
And a pride in the brand
In Americas Heartland living close to the land

Its about the people who are working hard on the land, both men and women. I also like this part:

Theres something that the people know
Who make things live and make things grow
Deeper than the words of any sage
That unless youve touched this earth,
Planted seeds, or given birth
The human heart can never come of age.

Its basically saying about the connection to the land. We all live on a land, one way or another, unless you are a astronauts who station on the ISS. Whoever you are, farmer or the President, you have to live on a land. But there is difference, farmer knows how the earth breathes, they have connection to the land.

These days, we have lost the touch, living on a land we have known nothing about for entire life. You dont need to be a farmer or someone growing own food, you only need to touch the earth to have the bond.

Its not about losing in modern life, but the heart.