America the Great,
The land of the free,
This is my home
And you won’t take it from me.
We split from Britain
In a bloody war, where
Brothers fought brothers, and
Friends became enemies.
In the end we came out
Battered and bruised,
But we had our freedom,
And we would become a nation improved.
Then we fought them again
In 1812, proving once more
That we were no longer a nation
To be pushed to the floor.
The others still saw us
As a nation of futility,
And then we turned on each other
Unable to take responsibility.
The South seceded,
The North fought back,
The slaves escaped to freedom,
And our nation suffered from brutal attacks.
Covered in blood and limbs
The Appomattox Courthouse placed a bandage
On a divided nation that has yet to heal, a permanent scar
That reminds us of the damage from back then
And though the division has yet to fade
As a nation we’ve come together to face
Those who attack us
And think they can win
When terrorists hijacked our planes on that day
The whole nation was scared and shocked to the core
And when no one could do anything to stop the attack
American citizens refused to let our nation be done for
Those on the plane were all heroes that day
And are forever remembered to have not died in vain
For when terrorists tried take what was ours
We refused them success at the cost of our pain
Because no matter what issues we have
No matter the divisions we face
This land is our home
And we will not let anyone remove us from this place
Even as times get rough
And politics continue to divide
We’ll find ways to come together
And I’ll tell the government they can’t take what’s mine
Together we stand
United we fall
We’re stronger together
And we refuse to let out voices be small
America, America, the land of the free
It may not be perfect, but it’s perfect to me
This is still my home
And I refuse to let you take it from me.