America the beautiful how have I loved thee,
for years you were the beacon of everything true and just.
I believed in what I placed my hand upon my heart for
and even after leaving you, you never lost my trust.
Lady Liberty stood tall,
draped in stars and stripes.
She would rescue the broken
fleeing from hell and bitter strife,
and always standing for whats right.
The great United States
she’s had her flaws in my years and before
and as time went on it slowly fixed
not from the top but from the floor.
Protest what you love if it changes its face,
we do not march for hatred of our country,
we march for the human race.
America the beautiful has lost its glow and shine
with children held in cages,
and black men murdered in our streets,
citizens of this country told to go back where they came from,
and women’s rights, all being beat.
This is what we march for when we gather and protest
when we make our signs and chant our songs
and cause upheaval and unrest.
You cannot stop our voices or quiet our shouts of shame
You will not make this life normal
Our burning passion for justice you cannot tame.
I want to love you, America, as I have before,
Please give me a reason to see you have not taken a steep fall
That you are still worth saving
and you will hold true to life, liberty and justice for All.