Land of the FREE
All good all bad it's never just that easy
Once great, great again? Please try and believe me
When I say this story will make your stomach turn, as well as point your eyes to the stars and the stripes, and say “I'm glad to be just one
--of many Americans living under the sun”
Revolutionaries fighting for what they believe in
Puritans emancipating their minds first, then pursuing
Breaking centuries of tradition, ritual, and culture clean
Setting sail for an unknown land with possibilities limitless
In hopes of leaving this broken down British machine
All hail the founding fathers
They stayed true to the mission
Never giving in to any conditions even without supervision
The union becoming strong-- what a beautiful coalition
What a powerful bond-- deserves recognition
Is that the description?
What is the missing link
Whose back was this great nation built
Stop and think
Stop and think
Who suffered for what ? And who bore the guilt?
This diverse land divided by race, created by segregation,
economy moving with pace, morals less than bipartisan
On the back of the slaves, by the sweat of their brow, America built itself a crown
Who is to blame for lifetimes full of unspeakable shame?
Should our ancestors take all the blame
Is the pain some of ours still left to claim?
Decades later much has changed, but much has remained
In this game of chess nobody wants to be a pawn
But the stain left by racial segregation is hard to wash away.
Equal value and equality
The first step of change is to notice it. With everyone trying to fit in who is really benefiting?
Without sit ins and walkouts our dire situation might be hard to see. Many are asking :
“Is America truly for all, even me ?”
Police brutality isn't just a fantasy. Unequal gender opportunity is not just in our minds you see!
Marriage for all, but stigma with sexuality.
Prejudices from the past could come back avidly
We speak much of the eagle and equality, but are we all free?
America the GREAT! And it will always be
But to keep it that way we must fight for all peacefully