America Becomes America

   
     Some years ago one of my fav bands put out a song titled, "Become America." Today when I was watching the inauguration and listening to the inauguration speech I thought of this song again, because it’s been more than ten years since it was released on mainstream radio and it seemed so appropriate, especially today. The band which is called The Call was one of the first Christian rock bands to break out on a secular radio network with the song "I Still Believe". Here’s the song:
 
refrain   *When will America become America ?
When will America become America?
When will the home we love
Mean freedom for everyone?
When will America become America?
    
When will the killing stop?
When the last child has dropped?
How long must mothers tears
Rain down on streets of fear?
When will the home we love
Mean justice for everyone?
When will America become America?
When will the homeless poor
Walk with their heads held high once more?
Children playing on haunted streets
Where dogs and vultures eat.
Politicians weave their spell-
Words spoken from the mouth of hell.
When will America become America?
 
With the very lives they gave
Soldiers, the young and brave
A sign for the world to see
A promise for you and me
Angels may keep their watch
Heaven may count the cost
When will America become America?
 
Today, America finally became the America our forefathers invented !  
Bon courage, The Castle Lady !
 

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5 Responses to America Becomes America

  1. Douglas says:

    Outstanding —

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  2. Jean-Jacques says:

    My dear friend, now I still believe and I \’m happy : Today, America finally became the America our forefathers invented ! YEAH!!!in french … Il y a quelques années, mon "amie l\’Amérique", j\’avais perdue! Je crois, aujourd\’hui, qu\’elle est revenue!!!Dieu soit béni!Cordialement,JJS

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  3. HRH Daf says:

    Hey elusive Castle lady! Thanks for the comment and the snigger! Yeah – very proud time for America I reckon!Hugs Daf xx

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  4. MAGIC JP says:

    Hello ! EvelynHave a good sunday !C\’est comme ça que l\’on dit ..bon dimanche ?By and kiss MJP*** the Magician !

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  5. Leona says:

    This is beautiful, as usual. I agree – America became the America our forefathers envisioned on that day.

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