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And I'm proud to be an American

  1. Mar 23, 2003 #1
    If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my life
    And I had to start again with just my children and my wife
    I'd thank my lucky stars to be living here today
    'Cause the flag still stands for freedom, and they can't take that away

    And I'm proud to be an American
    Where at least I know I'm free
    And I won't forget the men who died
    Who gave that right to me
    And I'll gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
    'Cause there ain't no doubt, I love this land
    God bless the USA

    From the lakes of Minnesota to the hills of Tennessee
    Across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea
    From Detroit down to Houston, and New York to L.A.
    Well, there's pride in every American heart, and it's time we stand and say

    Here are the lyrics. This song is great! Who could not like this song? We really need to remember it now. Has anyone heard the World Trade Center version that he sang? (lee greenwood sings this)

    By the way no rude comments in this thread. Post them somewhere else.
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  3. Mar 23, 2003 #2
    good stuff Nicool003, here is another patriotic song i have always been fond of:

    Leonard Cohen - DEMOCRACY
    (from the album 'THE FUTURE')

    It's coming through a hole in the air,
    from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
    It's coming from the feel
    that this ain't exactly real,
    or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.
    From the wars against disorder,
    from the sirens night and day,
    from the fires of the homeless,
    from the ashes of the gay:
    Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

    It's coming through a crack in the wall;
    on a visionary flood of alcohol;
    from the staggering account
    of the Sermon on the Mount
    which I don't pretend to understand at all.
    It's coming from the silence
    on the dock of the bay,
    from the brave, the bold, the battered
    heart of Chevrolet:
    Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

    It's coming from the sorrow in the street,
    the holy places where the races meet;
    from the homicidal *****in'
    that goes down in every kitchen
    to determine who will serve and who will eat.
    From the wells of disappointment
    where the women kneel to pray
    for the grace of God in the desert here
    and the desert far away:
    Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

    Sail on, sail on
    O mighty Ship of State!
    To the Shores of Need
    Past the Reefs of Greed
    Through the Squalls of Hate
    Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on.

    It's coming to America first,
    the cradle of the best and of the worst.
    It's here they got the range
    and the machinery for change
    and it's here they got the spiritual thirst.
    It's here the family's broken
    and it's here the lonely say
    that the heart has got to open
    in a fundamental way:
    Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

    It's coming from the women and the men.
    O baby, we'll be making love again.
    We'll be going down so deep
    the river's going to weep,
    and the mountain's going to shout Amen!
    It's coming like the tidal flood
    beneath the lunar sway,
    imperial, mysterious,
    in amorous array:
    Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

    Sail on, sail on ...

    I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean
    I love the country but I can't stand the scene.
    And I'm neither left or right
    I'm just staying home tonight,
    getting lost in that hopeless little screen.
    But I'm stubborn as those garbage bags
    that Time cannot decay,
    I'm junk but I'm still holding up this little wild bouquet:
    Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.
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