Freedom and Justice For All (2003)

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    My Beautiful America

    Have you ever spent the late afternoon,

    Watching the purple shadows deepen in the Arizona desert?

    Or seen a herd of Elk plough their way

    Through waist deep snow on a cold Colorado dawn?

    Did you ever see the sun go down in Hawaii

    Or seen the stormy waves break over the rockbound coast of Maine

    Or have you ever see an eagle fly up out of the mists of Alaska

    Or a big October moon hanging full over the still Dakota badlands?

    Have you ever tasted the gumbo in New Orleans, barbecue in Carolina

    Or the chicken wings in Buffalo?

    Have you ever had Brunswick stew in Macon, or cornbread in Birmingham?

    Or briskets slow cook over hill country mesquite wood?

    Did you ever drink the water from a gurgling branch in Utah,

    Or stand on the mountain above El Paso Del Norte

    And see the lights twinkling clear over into Mexico

    Did you ever jingle horses in the pre dawn stillness of a perfect Texas day

    And watch their shod hooves kicking up sparks on the volcanic rock?

    Or tended a trot line on a foggy Carolina morning,

    Or heard the distant love song of a lovesick whippoorwill

    On a pristine Tennessee late night?

    Have you seen the faces on Mount Rushmore or stood at the Vietnam monument?

    Have you ever crossed the mighty Mississippi,

    Or been to the Daddy of ‘Em All in Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Or seen the mighty Vols run out on the football field on a chilly autumn afternoon?

    Did you ever see the Chicago skyline from Lakeshore Drive at night

    Or the New England foliage in the fall,

    Or the summer beauty of the Shenandoah valley,

    Or Indiana covered with new snow?

    Did you ever seen a herd of wild horses running free

    Across the empty spaces of Nevada?

    Or caught a walleyed pike out of a cold Wisconsin stream,

    Or marveled at the tall ships docked in the harbor at Baltimore?

    Did you ever see the early morning dew sparkling on the bluegrass,

    Or the wind stir the wheat fields on a hot Kansas afternoon

    Or driven the lonely stretches of old Route 66

    Have you ever heard the church bells peal their call to worship

    On an early Sunday, in some small town in the Deep South?

    Or passed through the Redwood Forest just as the sun was going down

    Have you ever been to Boise or Baxley or Beaufort or Billings?

    Have you ever passed through Sanford or Suffolk or San Angelo

    Have you ever seen the falls at Niagara

    The Ice Palace in Saint Paul

    Or the Gateway to the West?

    This then is America!

    The land God blesses with everything

    And no Eiffel Tower: no Taj Mahal,

    No Alps, No Andes

    No native hut, nor Royal Palace

    Can rival her awesome beauty,

    Her diverse population, her monolithic majesty.

    America the Free

    America the mighty

    America the beautiful

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America

    And to the republic for which it stands

    One nation under God, indivisible

    with liberty and justice for all.

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    In America

    Well the eagle's been flyin' slow
    And the flag's been flyin' low
    And a lot of people sayin' that America's fixin' to fall
    Well speakin' just for me
    And some people from Tennessee
    We've got a thing or two to tell you all
    This lady may have stumbled
    But she ain't never fell
    If our enemies don't believe that 
    They can all go straight to hell
    We're gonna put her feet back
    On the path of righteousness and then
    God bless America again

    And you never did think
    That it ever would happen again (In America, did you?) 
    You never did think
    That we'd ever get together again
    ( We damn sure fooled you )
    Yeah, we're walkin' real proud
    And we're talkin' real loud again (In America)
    You never did think
    That it ever would happen again

    From The Sound up in Long Island 
    Out to San Francisco Bay 
    And everything that's in between them is our own 
    And we may have done a little bit 
    Of fightin' amongst ourselves 
    But you outside people best leave us alone 
    'Cause we'll all stick together 
    And you can take that to the bank 
    That's the cowboys and the hippies 
    And the rebels and the yanks 
    You just go and lay your hand 
    On a Pittsburgh Steelers' fan 
    And I think you're gonna finally understand

    And you never did think
    That it ever would happen again (In America, did you?) 
    You never did think
    That we'd ever get together again
    ( We damn sure fooled you )
    Yeah, we're walkin' real proud
    And we're talkin' real loud again (In America)
    You never did think
    That it ever would happen again

    And you never did think
    That it ever would happen again (In America, did you?) 
    You never did think
    That we'd ever get together again
    ( We damn sure fooled you )
    Yeah, we're walkin' real proud
    And we're talkin' real loud again (In America)
    You never did think
    That it ever would happen again

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    Summer of '68

    Johnny got drafted to Vietnam,

    To fight in the rock and roll war.

    He came home on a long summer train,

    Never knew what he was dyin’ for.

    Just another lesson that the world learned a little too late.

    That’s just the way it was in the summer of ’68.

     

    Martin got shot down in Memphis,

    And the world went a little insane.

    Angry people out in the streets,

    And the cities were all in flames.

    Just another sacrifice to prejudice, evil, and hate.

    But that’s just the way it was in the summer of ’68.

     

    The flower generation thought that they could change the world,

    They got lost somewhere along the way.

    You can’t change the world if you don’t face reality.

    Turnin’ on and droppin’ out just ain’t what life is all about.

     

    Some folks burned their draft cards,

    And some folks broke the rules.

    Some went off to Canada, and some went off to school.

    And some folks blew their minds so bad,

    They couldn’t even concentrate.

    But that’s just the way it was in the summer of ’68.

     

    The world just keeps on spinnin’ and the years keep rushin’ by.

    Evil never takes a holiday.

    Winds of war keep blowin’,

    And the Left still hates the Right.

    Things are really gettin’ crazy;

    Save the whales and kill the babies.

     

    The sun was shining and the sky was blue,

    On that bright September day.

    When death came in on silver wings,

    Things wouldn’t ever be the same.

    Just another sacrifice to prejudice, evil, and hate.

    And that’s just the way it was in the summer of ’68.

     

    In the summer of ’68.

    In the summer of ’68.

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    Let Freedom Ring

    In the heat of the battle
    To the head army there stepped a man
    He said, 'I've been to the top of the liberty
    And I've looked over the promised land'

    He had no fear of death or evil
    His skin was black and his name was King
    He said I may not get there with you
    But put your faith in God and let freedom ring

    There was a tyrant strong and mighty
    And he built his self a wall
    He said, 'This wall's gonna stand forever
    No power on Earth is gonna make it fall'

    But then the winds of change they started blowing
    Like a free bird on the wing
    And then the wall fell down with a sound like thunder
    Let the free bird fly and let freedom ring

    (Let freedom ring)
    Throughout the northland out across the frozen Tundra
    To the land of the midnight sun and the Eskimo

    (Let freedom ring)
    From Albuquerque across the sea to Greece and Turkey
    And from Halifax down south to Mexico

    (Let freedom ring)
    From Carolina round the world to Indochina
    From Seattle to Mobile and Abilene

    (Let freedom ring)
    Let freedom ring
    (Let freedom ring)
    Let freedom ring
    Let it ring, let it ring, let it ring

    Innocent blood was shed for freedom
    In a faraway place called Tiennemen Square
    'Cause the heavy hand of cruel oppression
    Is so much more than a man can bear

    But you can't chain a man forever
    And your guns they don't mean a thing
    'Cause they'll rise again in the cause of justice
    Give the power to the people and let freedom ring

    (Let freedom ring)
    From Minnesota across the plains to North Dakota
    And from Kennebunkport out to Kalamazoo

    (Let freedom ring)
    From Rome to Reno and from Tokyo to Moscow
    And from Barcelona, Spain to Kathmandu

    (Let freedom ring)
    From Madagascar and from Berlin to Alaska
    And from Liverpool to Perth to Aberdeen

    (Let freedom ring)
    Let freedom ring
    (Let freedom ring)
    Let freedom ring
    Let it ring, let it ring, let it ring

    Let's give thanks to God our Father
    The author of our liberty
    Gave us this land to protect and cherish
    It's the home of the brave and it's the land of the free

    Oh America, we love you
    Sweet land of hope of thee we sing
    And with our life's blood we will protect you
    Let the eagle fly and let freedom ring

    Let freedom ring
    Let freedom ring
    Let freedom ring
    Let it ring, let it ring
    Let it ring, let it ring
    Let freedom ring​

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    The Last Fallen Hero

    Oh, the cowards came by morning and attacked without a warning
    Leaving flames and death and chaos in our streets.
    And in the middle of this fiery hell brave heroes fell

    In the skies of Pennsylvania on a plane bound for destruction
    With the devil and his angels at the wheel
    They never reached their target on the ground
    Brave heroes brought it down

    [Chorus:]
    This is a righteous cause so without doubt or pause
    I will do what my country asks of me
    Make any sacrifice
    We'll pay whatever price
    So the children of tomorrow can be free
    Lead on red, white and blue
    And we will follow you until we win the final victory
    God help us do our best we will not slack or rest
    Till the last fallen hero rests in peace

    Now the winds of war are blowing and there's no way of knowing
    Where this bloody path we're traveling will lead
    We must follow till the end
    Or face it all again

    And make no mistake about it, write it, preach it, talk it, shout it
    Across the mountains and the deserts and the seas
    The blood of innocence and shame
    Will not be shed in vain

    [Chorus:]
    This is a righteous cause so without doubt or pause
    I will do what my country asks of me
    Make any sacrifice
    We'll pay whatever price
    So the children of tomorrow can be free
    Lead on red, white and blue
    And we will follow you until we win the final victory
    God help us do our best we will not slack or rest
    Till the last fallen hero rests in peace

    God help us do our best we will not slack nor rest
    Till the last fallen hero rests in peace

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    Freedom and Justice For All

    Lyrics are not available
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    American Farmer

    See that man in the field over yonder
    With dirt on his hands and a loan on his back
    He's the man that puts the food on your table
    He's the man that grows the clothes on your back
    Were running a mile out of the house he was born in
    Tending on the sidelines and watching him fall
    Selling his land to the big corporations
    What you gonna do when they get it all

    He's been rolled for sure treated like a outlaw
    Turned down sold out, put out to graze
    He's been pushed you know when he can push no more
    It gets a little harder everyday

    [chorus]
    He's the American farmer
    And he damn hard to beat
    Better wake up America, wake up America
    Coz if the man don't work then the people don't eat

    Keep sending that high tech stuff off to Russia
    I can't figure what where doing it for
    We should be sending them wheat and meat and cotton
    'Cause a loaf of bread never started no war
    See that man in the middle of city
    Eatin' outta garbage cans, sleepin' in the street
    See that lady livin' in the ghetto
    How in the world she gonna make ends meet

    It's a damn disgrace on the face of America
    Hungry people everywhere you go
    Children in Africa starving by the millions
    While the land lays fallow and the banks foreclose

    [chorus]

    He's an American, he's an American, he's an American, American farmer
    Better see him through
    'Cause if he goes down swinging
    You better know where gonna go down swinging to

    [chorus]

    The people don't eat

    The people eon't eat

    I said the people don't eat

    The people don't eat

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    God Bless the Mother

    God Bless the Mother
    Who brought up her baby boy
    To believe that some things in this world
    Are worth fighting for
    The ones who raise the brave young men
    Who're marchin' off to war
    God Bless the Mother

    God Bless the Father
    Who taught his little girl
    Freedom is a precious thing
    And it's rare in this old world
    The ones who wear their uniforms
    Their land they proudly serve
    God Bless the Father

    [Chorus]
    Christmas is a special time
    When we want our loved ones near
    There's a lot of lonesome homesick soldiers
    Wishin' they were here
    Lets say a prayer to the Lord Above
    That they'll all be home next year
    And the bells of Peace
    Will Ring in the Holiday

    God Bless America
    We thank for the USA
    We thank you for the Prince of Peace
    Who was born on Christmas Day
    And please protect our sons and daughters
    In the land so far away
    God Bless America

    [Bridge]

    [Chorus]

    [Repeat third verse]

    God Bless the Fathers

    God Bless the Mothers​

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    Simple Man

    I ain't nothin' but a simple man
    They call me a redneck I reckon that I am
    But there's things going on
    That make me mad down to the core.

    I have to work like a dog to make ends meet
    There's crooked politicians and crime in the street
    And I'm madder'n hell and I ain't gonna take it no more.

    We tell our kids to just say no
    Then some panty waist judge lets a drug dealer go
    Slaps him on the wrist and then he turns him back out on the town.

    Now if I had my way with people sellin' dope
    I'd take a big tall tree and a short piece of rope
    I'd hang 'em up high and let 'em swing 'til the sun goes down

    Well, you know what's wrong with the world today
    People done gone and put their Bible's away
    They're living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land
    The good book says it so I know it's the truth
    An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth
    You better watch where you go and remember where you been
    That's the way I see it I'm a Simple Man.

    Now I'm the kinda man that'd not harm a mouse
    But if I catch somebody breakin in my house
    I've got twelve guage shotgun waiting on the other side

    So don't go pushing me against my will
    I don't want to have to fight you but I dern sure will
    So if you don't want trouble then you'd better just pass me on by

    As far as I'm concerned there ain't no excuse
    For the raping and the killing and the child abuse
    And I've got a way to put an end to all that mess

    Just take them rascals out in the swamp
    Put 'em on their knees and tie 'em to a stump
    Let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest

    You know what's wrong with the world today
    People done gone and put their Bible's away
    They're living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land
    The Good Book says it so I know it's the truth
    An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth
    You better watch where you go and remember where you been
    That's the way I see it I'm a Simple Man​

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    This Ain't No Rag, It's a Flag

    This ain't no rag, it's a flag
    And we don't wear it on our heads
    It's a symbol of the land where the good guys live
    Are you listening to what I said
    You're a coward and a fool
    And you broke all of the rules
    And you wounded our American pride
    And now we're coming with a gun
    And we know you're gonna run
    But you can't find no place to hide
    We're gonna hunt you down like a mad dog hound
    Make you pay for the lives you stole
    We're all through talking and a messing around
    And now it's time to rock and roll

    These colors don't run and we're speaking as one
    When we say united we stand
    When you mess with one, you mess with us all
    Every boy, girl, woman and man
    You've been acting mighty rash
    And talking that trash
    Let me give you some advice
    You can crawl back in your hole
    Like a dirty little mole
    But now it's time to pay the price
    You might of shot us in the back
    Now you have to face the fact
    That the big boys' in the game
    And the thunder's been crashing
    And the lightning's been flashing
    And now it's getting ready to rain

    This is the United States of America
    The land of the brave and the free
    We believe in God and we believe in justice
    We believe in liberty
    You've been pulling our chain
    We should've done something 'bout you a long time ago
    But now the flag's flying high and the fur's gonna fly
    And soon the whole world's gonna know

    This ain't no rag, it's a flag
    Old Glory red, white and blue
    The stars and the stripes when it comes to a fight
    We can do what we have to do
    Our people stand proud
    The American crowd is faithful, and loyal and tough
    We're good as the best and better than the rest
    And you're gonna find out soon enough
    When you look up in the sky
    And you see the eagle fly
    You better know he's a heading your way
    'Cause this ain't no rag it's a flag
    And it stands for the USA
    USA
    USA
    USA
    USA​

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    (What This World Needs Is) A Few More Rednecks

    What this world needs is a few more rednecks
    Some people ain't afraid to take a stand
    What this world needs is a little more respect
    For the Lord and the law and the workin' man
    We could use a little peace and satisfaction
    Some good people up front to take the lead
    A little less talk and a little more action
    And a few more rednecks is what we need

    I was raised on beans and cornbread
    And I like my chicken fried
    Yes, I drive a pickup truck
    And I'm full of American pride
    I keep a Bible on my table
    I got a flag out on my lawn
    And I don't believe in mindin'
    No one's business but my own

    And I love them Rambo movies
    I think they make a lot of sense
    And it's a shame ole John Wayne
    Didn't live to run for president

    And I don't care what nobody says
    I don't trust ole Gorbachev
    And I don't know who turned him on
    But it's time to turn him off

    What this world needs is a few more rednecks
    Some people ain't afraid to take a stand
    What this world needs is a little more respect
    For the Lord and the law and the workin' man
    We could use a little peace and satisfaction
    Some good people up front to take the lead
    A little less talk and a little more action
    And a few more rednecks is what we need

    Now they're tryin' to take my guns away
    And that would be just fine
    If you take ‘em away from the criminals first
    I'll gladly give ya mine
    And I don't mind payin' taxes
    But it makes my temper itch
    When my hard earned money goes
    To make some politician rich

    What most people call a redneck
    Ain't nothin' but a workin' man
    And he makes his livin'
    By the sweat of his brow
    And the calluses on his hands
    Now you intellectuals may not like it
    But there ain't nothin' that you can do
    Cause there's a whole lot more of us common-folks
    Then there ever will be of you

    What this world needs is a few more rednecks
    Some people ain't afraid to take a stand
    What this world needs is a little more respect
    For the Lord and the law and the workin' man
    We could use a little peace and satisfaction
    Some good people up front to take the lead
    A little less talk and a little more action
    And a few more rednecks is what we need

    That's what we need
    And a few more rednecks is what we need

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    America, I Believe in You

    We got some trouble in our own back yard.
    Things are are kinda tough, times are kinda hard.
    Got a lot of people livin' out in the street, people goin' hungry without nothin' to eat,
    and in this land of plenty, this souldn't be goin' on.
    We got enough for everybody we just gonna have to pass it along.
    Well I'm glad about the fall of communism, I'm glad about the
    Berlin wall, and I like seein' old Saddam bite the dust, in fact I'm glad about it all.
    And I believe in helping everybody,
    but when it comes to all them foreign loans,
    I think we oughta remember that charity begins at home.

    Yes it starts right now in (America, America,)
    I know the sun is risin' on a better day.
    (America, America,) we got the power and we know the way.
    (America, America,) well let me say a few words about the Red, White, and Blue.
    (America, America,) I know you're gonna do it I believe in you.

    Now I been tryin' to figure this out, but there's somethin' that I just don't know.
    How can you make things better when you
    take our jobs, and send 'um down to Mexico?
    And then there was this big shot, from the land of the risin' sun.
    He said the workin' people in America were lazy and dumb.
    Well let me tell you somethin' Jack.
    The next time I go on a shopping trip, and take somethin' off of the rack,
    if it don't say, "Made in the U.S.A." I'm just gonna put it back.
    We can't leave it to the politicians, cause they don't do nothin' but talk,
    and it's we the people that are gonna have to walk the walk.

    And we can do it right now in (America, America,)
    hey I know the sun is risin' on a better day.
    (America, America,) yeah we got the power and we know the way.
    (America, America,) now let me say a few words about the Red, White, and Blue.
    (America, America,) I know you're gonna do it I believe in you.

    Well we got the best dang farmers in the whole wide world.
    The fastest horses and the prettiest girls. We got the Army, the
    Navy, Air Force, and Marines, the mightiest fightin' force the world's ever seen.
    We the kinda people that can get thins done,
    We're servin' notice that we're still number one.
    We got the nerve (We got the nerve.), we got the will,
    (We got the will.), we are all together cause you know that we are still.

    (America, America,) well I know the sun is risin' it's a risin' on a better day.
    (America, America,) hey, hey we got the power and we know the way.
    (America, America,) now let me say a few words about the Red, White, and Blue.
    (America, America,) cause I believe in you.​

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    Star Spangled Banner

    Instrumental
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    Iraq Blues

    Lyrics are not available