home of the brave, land of the free
do what you want, be who you want to be
you have no limits, even the sky can be yours
what about those 3 Afghanstan tours?
Momma can't work, Dad tries to provide
I used to think that our people wouldn't ever lie
We steal, and we cheat, we borrow, we beg
America is great but there's something we lag
If you're going to be a doctor, a lawyer or vet
better be prepared for years of worry and debt
Go to college they tell you, get a higher education
but they don't send much help for this financial situation
People with pickets, whose life matters more?
it's these conditions that leave my heart sore
I walk through the city, our heros in the streets
they lie there just dying, cardboard for their sheets.
Despite the state of our nation; lonely and poor
there isn't another country I'd love much more
Founded on freedom, friendship, and liberty
there isn't a country with much more ability
America is great, but it's cracking at the seems.
Will we reach our full potential, will we shine like sunbeams?
Will we hug our brothers, lying on concrete?
Will we tell them we love them all, that they aren't deadbeats?
Will we smile at our cops, at our senators too
will we ever understand that there's much more to do?
America is possibly the greatest nation of this day
but if we don't work together, what does that say?