God Bless the USA

by Lee Greenwood   1984

If tomorrow all the things were gone
I worked for all my life,
And I had to start again,
With just my children and my wife,
I’d thank my lucky stars
To be livin’ here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
And they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me.
And I’ll gladly stand up next to you
And defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land.
God bless the USA.

From the lakes of Minnesota
To the hills of Tennessee,
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea,
From Detroit down to Houston,
And New York to LA,
Where there’s pride in every American heart
And it’s time we stand and say,

That I’m proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me.
And I’ll gladly stand up next to you
And defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land.
God bless the USA.

And I’m proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me.
And I’ll gladly stand up next to you
And defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land.
God bless the USA.

[Suggested by Timothy Lane] __________________________________________________
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One Response to God Bless the USA

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    This song was written in the 1980s, when the sentiment was much easier to sustain. Certainly the news from Mississippi, revealing how massive a problem the Augean Stables (aka Washington DC) are for America (and since we can’t redirect the Potomac and Anacostia to flood out the city as Herakles did the original, I wonder how the stables can be cleaned out this time).

    But then again, the Supreme Court yesterday reminded the Fascist Messiah that even many liberals realize that this country isn’t supposed to be a dictatorship no matter how much the Democratic Party has become committed to that notion — the 13th time in 2.5 years that Barry Screwtape Obama has been unanimously rebuked by the Court. And we still have the freedom to speak out against political correctness, though various liberal Thought Polices are trying to create a culture of intimidation to prevent that (and very few libertarians seem to realize the implications). But despite it all, we can still thank God that we’re Americans and ask God to bless our country. And I will never forget (for obvious reasons) those who died to give us our freedom.

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