Saturday, March 5, 2016

"Proud to Be An American" - rewritten

What would the words to the tune of this classic song be, if it were written after America entered a time of persecution? Or the inevitable road thereto?

If tomorrow all I see as wrong
was turned instead to right
and my countrymen, in darkness trapped,
would finally see the light
I'd thank the Lord above that He preserved me to this day
'Cause the Cross still stands for freedom
and they can't take that away.

Yea, I vowed to be an American

when at least I once was free*
But I'll still forgive the men who lied
to take that right from me
I refuse to stand up next to you and pretend it's still the same
though there ain't no doubt, I love this land
God save the USA!

From the traitors in the SCOTUS
to the shills inside D.C.
which mock the pains of you lot.
They seethe, conspire, deceive.
From newsstands lined with who's who's
to the online blog charade
there's lies in every American's heart
and it's why we ought to pray

That the proud should flee from America
and return to humility.
Let us not forget the God who died
to save my soul from me.
And I'll gladly stand up (du du dum) next to you, at the firing squad some day
so there ain't no doubt, I'm not a man
who puts country above Faith!

How about it?

~ Rak Chazak

* - reference to a famous Reagan speech.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free"