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Great Song! I had to share- one of my pals on Smart Girl Politics had shared this.
Here are the words-
BORN AGAIN AMERICAN By Keith Carradine
Just a workin’ man without a jobIt got shipped off to China via Washington, D.C.And I know I’m nothin’ special, there are plenty more like meJust the sameI thought I knew the rules of the game
I stood up for this country that I loveI came back from the desert to a wife and kids to feedI’m not sayin’ Uncle Sam should give me what I needMy offer standsI’ll pull my weight you give me half a chance
I went up to a congressman and said to him “you knowOur government is letting people down”He said he’d need a lot of help to buck the status-quoI said there was a bunch of us around
I’m a Born Again American, conceived in LibertyMy Bible and the Bill of Rights, my creed’s equalityI’m a Born Again American, my country ‘tis of meAnd everyone who shares the dream from sea to shining sea
My brother’s welding chassis at the plant He’s earning what our granddad did in 1948While CEOs count bonuses behind the castle gatesHow can they seeWhen all they care about’s the do re mi
It’s getting where there’s nowhere left to turnNot since the crash of twenty-nine have things been so unfairSo many of our citizens are living in despairThe time has comeTo reaffirm that hope’s not just for some
The promise of America’s surrendering to greedThe rule is just look out for number oneBut brace yourself ‘cause some of us have sown a different seedA harvest of the spirit has begun
I’m a Born Again American conceived in libertyMy Bible and The Bill Of RightsMy creed’s equalityA Born Again American, my country ‘tis of meAnd everyone who shares the dream from sea to shining sea
It’s clear my country’s soul is on the lineShe’s hungering for something that she lost along the wayThe principle the framers called upon us to obeyThat in this landThe people’s will must have the upper hand
I felt the calling once before and took a sacred vowAnd faithful to that vow I have remainedI hear the calling once again, my country needs me nowAnd to her cause I have been re-ordained
I’m a Born Again American conceived in libertyMy Bible and the Bill Of Rights, all people living free A Born Again American, my country ‘tis of meAnd everyone who shares the dream From sea to shining seaAnd everyone who shares the dreamFrom sea to shining seaA M E R I C A