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Dean Madonia: Music

American Love Song

(Dean Madonia)
March 22, 2006
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Do you love this young country like your own child? Just like a child needs guidence to grow, America needs you to nurture it into the adult you would like to see it become. That does not mean, "America, right or wrong." It's all about the "tough love."

American love Song

I was told to love you from the moment I could hear
The dreams of pride and glory that you’d whisper in my ear, in my ear
I would feel a shiver with each song I sang to you
and every time I sang your name I almost cried on cue

I knew I couldn’t trust you from the moment I could see
The final price of freedom and the real name of liberty
I never felt so angry and never so alone
As when I found out how we won and kept our happy home

Just be ready when they knock you to your knees
You’ll be crying Uncle, you’ll be crying Uncle please

Oh America, don’t turn your back on me
It’s time to re-awaken this silent refugee
Oh America, no place I’d rather be
But it’s time we made some changes
It’s time, time, time, for liberty

I knew I couldn’t hate you from the moment I could speak
We all may say what must be said as long as we’re oblique
I guess that I could leave you, but I don’t know where I’d go
You and I together is all I’ve ever known

Just be ready when they knock you to your knees
You’ll be crying Uncle, you’ll be crying Uncle please, please

Oh America, don’t turn your back on me
It’s time to re-awaken this silent refugee
Oh America, no place I’d rather be
But it’s time we made some changes
It’s time, time, time, for liberty