America, Land of the Free,
Home of the Brave and Democracy;
Rights for everyone – no matter how small:
Liberty, Equality and Justice for All.
Down in the Southern States and the ‘Bible Belt’
the Righteous flourish, the rest can go to Hell,
Their ‘Good Book’ says, ”an eye for an eye”,
These God-fearing Christians demand a life for a life.
I hold aloft a torch of Freedom for all the World to see,
Come, take my hand and I will lead you into the New Century,
Bring me your poor and those oppressed by cruelty,
Bring me your downtrodden and I will set them free.
I will set them free. I will set them free.
What sort of a Society will condemn a man to fry
and make him wait for years on death Row ‘til his turn to die?
What sort of a Civilization will so far lose its sight
that they can never, ever see the second wrong won’t make it right?
What sort of a People claim to worship a God on High
and develop half a dozen brutal ways for a man to die?