1. Under One Roof     

The laughter in this city rises ten stories high
You can hear it 'neath the commotion
You can hear it underneath your window any night
A smile in these hard times, like a rare precious gem
Ah, don't you know'd
So you make note of it darlin'
'Cause sure enough we'll pass this way again

We're all under one roof but we don't realize it
We all come from the same place
Mother and father, sister and brother
Why should it surprise us?  It shouldn't surprise us
We're all under one roof, under one sky
Under one roof
Have you ever asked why?

See a baby in its carriage, some would say she don't stand a chance
But I don't believe it because her daddy's smilin'
And her mama's such a natural, homespun diplomat
This song is for Woody, for all who love this land
Where the dogs of war keep a-barkin'
But the cats on the corner, we sing it like we only can

We're all under one roof but we don't realize it
We all come from the same place
Mother and father, sister and brother
Why should it surprise us?  It shouldn't surprise us
We're all under one roof, under one sky
Under one roof
Have you ever asked why, why, why?

Step aside love is coming through
Step aside love is coming through
Step aside love is coming through now

Words and music by Hector Saldana; copyright 2012

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