America Is - I can say the word patriot I can declare...

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Samuel Greenberg October 2, 2006 America Is I have not lived a life of obscurity Through our diversity and perversity I find it hard to see Conversely I find it hard to breathe This land of great things Means so little to me For I have never lived to see All that I cherish taken from me I know it must be a great place If people from all around Are willing to get down To get on their knees To break their backs To scream in pain To sweat until 3 in the morning To face all of the bigotry The terror that surges from our past and meets us in the present If they are willing to endure that Then there must be something here
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Unformatted text preview: I can say the word patriot I can declare freedom of speech And if I raise my voice with passion on a stage A stage that you have gathered around I can say whatever I want At least I can if I back it up with facts or least make it seem like it is necessary from an artistic point of view So, what does America mean to me? It means everything It means the right to say and do and be To be me as I please Without remorse Without disease Without pressure Because I as I talk to you now in my blue dungarees I am certain This is what America means to me...
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