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megimoo
10-09-2009, 03:36 PM
Updated Lyrics Offered for Beloved Patriotic Song

While serving as an Air Force officer in Japan 20 years ago, I had the privilege of seeing Lee Greenwood perform his hit song, ďGod Bless the USA,Ē at Kadena Air Base on the island of Okinawa. Though I will always appreciate the original lyrics to the song, I recently concluded that they needed an update to coincide with the Tea Party Movement occupying such a large space on the political landscape.

Below are the updated lyrics:

Itís tomorrow, and Iíve lost the things
I worked for all my life
Now I have to start again
to feed my children and my wife.

Iíd thank my lucky stars,
if I had any of Ďem left.
My flagís flying upside down now
and my countryís in distress

Still Iím proud to be an American,
where I used to live life free.
And I wonít forget the men who tried
to take that right from me.

And Iíll gladly stand up,
Lock and load and restore her precious name
ĎCause there ainít no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

From the state of Minnesota,
where a clown can win a race.
Across the plains of Texas,
Yes, itís still a sovereign state.

At the tea parties and the town halls,
our crowds were quite a sight.
And we each made lots of new friends,
who are ready for a fight.

Now Iím proud to be an American,
where I used to live life free.
And I wonít forget the men who tried
to take that right from me.

And Iíll gladly stand up,
Lock and load and restore her precious name
ĎCause there ainít no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

Now Iím proud to be an American,
where I used to live life free.
And I wonít forget the men who tried
to take that right from me.

And Iíll gladly stand up,
Lock and load and restore her precious name
ĎCause there ainít no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

http://bobmccarty.com/2009/10/09/updated-lyrics-offered-for-beloved-patriotic-song/

aerojarod
10-09-2009, 04:47 PM
Lee Greenwood, Charlie Daniels, and Sean Hannity, and Marty (RIP) are going to kick your ass for messin' with their song.

AHeneen
10-09-2009, 04:58 PM
When I saw the title, I expected to see how some liberal had disgraced the song to promote their values. I like this version, though.


And I wonít forget the men who tried
to take that right from me.

Either replace 'forget' with 'forgive' or try this: And I proudly stand by the men who fought, to protect me from Big Brother. (for that to sound right singing, you have to slur 'brother' with the following 'and' or shorten it to 'bro' or 'gov')


And Iíll gladly stand up,
Lock and load and restore her precious name

'Lock and load'...you know the FBI will now be investigating you as some right-wing 'terrorist', right? lol