This song is available on Patchwork Planet.
This song is also available as a single song download, instrumental download or lead sheet with chords.
This is an alternative, inclusive, rock 'n' roll anthem. A lot of "patriotic" songs tell you what to think about your country. David wanted to ask questions instead. "What does America mean to you?"
Red, white, and blue
What does America mean to you?
How do you feel about the U.S.A.?
I feel happy, 'cause I am free
to be what I want to be
I feel sad, 'cause I can see
people who aren't as lucky as me
This country was built by many hands
From many far and distant lands
A patchwork quilt of many strands
Divided we fall, united we stand
Many kinds of people have been left out
Until they had to march and shout
It's enough to make you start to doubt
what this country's all about
There's lots of other lands around
with pretty sights and pretty sounds
and that's what makes the world go 'round
and round and round and round and round
See our Social Studies, Multicultural and Fourth of July Song Lyrics
Many thanks to Two of a Kind for permission to display these lyrics.
© Jenny Heitler-Klevans. All rights reserved. Used with permission.