Madison Rising:
American Hero






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Lyrics

RIGHT TO BEAR


Late one night as I came home
And saw the front door broken in
I grabbed my piece and went inside
To see who lurks within
There we stood face to face
My gun, the thief, and I
Man you should have seen him run
When I cocked that .45

Disarmed our rights will disappear
We won’t let it happen here

Chorus:
Its one of my rights as a free man
To protect my home when needed
I demand my right to bear arms
Its one of my rights as a free man
To protect my home when needed
I demand my right to bear arms

The government makes the gun laws
So they can take our right to own
Every citizen un-armed
Is a citizen they control
All they see are weapons
It’s the only thing they know
Disarm the voting country-men
And society will fall

You’ll never take our guns away
In return for tyranny

Chorus

The people have spoken
We won’t let it happen
We won’t let it happen here

Chorus

 


SOLDIERS OF AMERICA


Somebody’s sister or brother
Father, son...daughter or mother (come-on)

They are the soldiers of America
They put their lives on the line
Gave up their own right to freedom
So you could have yours and i could have mine (alright)

They come from the bright light cities
They come from a one horse town
But if they're coming for you boy
You better know they ain't messin' around (because)

They do it for me and they do it for you
And the red white and blue

Chorus:
Amen to the ones on the battlefield
Amen to those who fall
Amen to the women and the children/getting caught between it all (they said)
They'd fight and die for our freedom
No one had to ask them to go
Without a moments hesitation
For the red white and blue

So just for one second
Put yourself in their boots
Turn your back on everything you know right now
With the whole world to lose
(they got)-no dinner with the family
(they got)-no home, no luxury car
Just a "welcome to the battle field"
It’s time to go to war (because)

They do it for me and they do it for you
And the red white and blue

Chorus

Somebody’s sister or brother
A mother daughter
Father or son

 


RALLY THE YOUTH


Listen up little man
You can’t just dream about tomorrow
You’ve got to take a stand to make it happen
Shut off the TV and lets get packing

Chorus:
Rally the Youth come on let’s go
We’ve been asleep for way too long
The world is changing so stop complaining
Before it’s too late

Rally the Youth come on let’s go
We’ve been asleep for way too long
The time has come to break the chains
That bind our freedom

9-5 you think you’ve done all that’s needed
Judging by you’re paycheck do you think you’ve succeeded
There’s more to life than work without meaning
People are in need can’t you hear them all screaming

Chorus

Blind our freedoms
They blind and bind our freedoms

Chorus

Blind our freedoms
Blind our freedoms
The time has come to break the chains
Break the chains
Break the chains
Our freedoms
Our freedoms

 


HONK IF YOU WANT PEACE


Summers on the campus
Not a lot to do
The smog hangs low and the boredoms grow
Among the jaded youth

Idle hands breed righteous plans
They miss the anarchy
‘Let’s find a way to rule today
and fix society’

‘The war machine must stop
Life can’t go on this way’
We’ll scream of greed and all our needs
We know just what to say

Chorus:
Honk if you want peace
Honk if you care
Honk if you’re human
And you’re aware
Honk if you want peace
Honk if you care
Honk if you’re human
If you’re aware

A little house in the corner of the city
A young father just had another scare
His little girl had more trouble breathing
But help came in time and now she’s fine, running on the stairs

She leans back, says, ‘dad I love you’
Her mother walks the doctor to his car
‘Don’t wait next time,’ he told her
‘Remember that the hospital’s not too far’

‘The war machine must stop
Life can’t go on this way’
We’ll scream of greed and all our needs
We know just what to say:

Chorus

A mother’s scream, the father races over
His little girl sprawled helplessly
He lifts her up upon his shoulder
And they run frantically

They’re in the car, it won’t be far
Their angel they can save
But as they turn the corner
She’s destined for the grave

Jeering mobs and tie-dyed slobs
People lying in the street
Whistles, drums and megaphones
Everyone repeat:

Chorus

Honk if you dare
Honk if you dare
Honk if you dare
Honk if you dare

Jeering mobs and tie-dyed slobs
People lying in the street
Whistles, drums and megaphones
Everyone repeat

 


WALKING THROUGH THAT DOOR


We fell in love the moment we first met
And everything was perfect in our lives
But I'm a soldier and I wont forget
The call of duty came and I went with pride
I found myself over seas, just protecting the dreams that we have
And there’s’ nothing more important than giving all I have to give

I'm fighting for the things that I believe
Its time to go my country's calling me

Chorus:
When I go walking through that door
I'm leaving with my head held high
I'll serve my country through this war
But I'll come back with pride

When I got home after my tour was through
I couldn't wait to take her as my wife
I asked her father if he would approve
And he said "son give her a happy life"
I found my self overjoyed when she told me a baby boy, was on the way
But my face grew pale when I picked up the mail
And saw my second call of duty came

Still fighting for the things that I believe
Its time to go my country's calling me

Chorus

I love my family, but I serve my country
And I'll be the man who swore an oath to those above me
And I'll fight harder, and I won’t be martyred
And I'll make it home so all my children know me

Chorus

So all my children know me
I’ll come back alive
So all my children know me I’ll come back alive

 


AMERICAN DREAM


I was born here on a winter’s day
But many people come from far away
To live in peace and true equality
And feel the strong wind of democracy
I see a vision of the Promised Land
A place where everybody has a chance
To build a home we are proud to know
And give respect to those who made it so

We strive to keep the dream alive
For you and I to realize

Chorus:
American Dream
We speak our minds
And fight to keep our dream alive
The proud and the free is who we are
We’ll stand together we’ve come this far

From coast to coast and to the mountains high
The beauty of our sovereign nation shines
From the hearts of every countryman
Into the yearning minds of our children
For the hungry world we plant the seeds
Giving hope to those who really need
And send our soldiers off foreign lands
To defend the rights of those who cant

We strive to keep the dream alive
For you and I to realize

Chorus

For every faith, and all beliefs
On every city and small town street
All our colors blend to one
But these colors will never run

American dream, like a light
That keeps on shining through the darkest night
The home of the brave the land of the free
To share this opportunity

Cause this is the American Dream
To live our lives
To see our destiny arise
The proud and the free
We speak our minds
And strive to keep our dreams alive
The American dream

 


HALLOWED GROUND


His virtue was felt by all, who he came to know
Rare is one like him, a kind and gentle soul
Taught me how to stand tall, when face to face with fear
Before his last fight he gathered up his men
And he said:

Chorus:
Bury me, bury me in hallowed ground
Let me lay near to the ones who walked with me
So bury me, bury me in hallowed ground
Let me rest in peace in hallowed ground

Never left a man behind, always held their spirits high
He saved the day on countless times
Fair in all his ways, until his final days
Before his last fight he gathered up his men
And he said:

Chorus

Oh will there ever be
More honest men like he
Who live their life to serve and set men free
Oh will I ever be
As selfless as my father
And in his honor I will fight, with dignity
Until the end
And he said:

Chorus

 


BEFORE THE HYPHENS CAME


My 5 A.M. alarm goes off, I’m rolling out of bed
I turn the TV on, to wake up and clear my head
I catch the news, just in time to view another stirring of the pot
Talks of in-equality, what people need, and forgetting what they’ve got
But in these times of opposition, the prejudice runs deep
Dividing us by heritage is all they ever preach

Chorus:
They tell us that they really care
But to them it’s just a game
‘Cause we were all Americans
before the hyphens came
When people cared ‘bout who you were
and less about your name
‘Cause we were all Americans
Before the hyphens came


Somewhere down along the line, someone had the great idea
to divide us up by heritage, and profit from that fear
But growing up a while back, before these racial trends
Whether immigrant, or white or black, we just called each other friends
And if we spoke an extra language, it was just another way
To pledge allegiance to the flag, God bless the USA

Chorus

So don’t listen to those talking heads
There’s one thing they forgot
That this Sweet Land of Liberty
Should be one big Melting Pot

So take away the hyphens
We’ll all be the same
No more lines betweens us
Together we’ll remain
Forget about your color
Forget about your name
No more lines between us
Cause we are all the same

Chorus

 


WHERE WAS THE MEDIA THEN


Stooges with their cameras
Watch our every move
Waiting for that one mistake
Some footage they can use
To smear the ones the fear the most
The ones that they despise
And fill the minds of spiteful pawns
With anger, hate, and lies

Exploit the children
Puppet the weak
Rile the masses again

Chorus:
Justify!
Where was the media then?
Tell us why!
Where was the media then?
But every time the truth came out
Where was the media then?
After fifty years of all your lies
Where was the media then?

When vegans kill in the name of peace
Holy men curse the white
Beheadings in Afghanistan
They vilify the Right
Voter fraud is just ignored
Acorns don’t exist
But when the lies are exposed
It’s Murdoch they insist

Exploit the children
Puppet the weak
Rile the masses again

Chorus

Hypocrisy is all we see
Hostility and misery
Always condescending
Until your mind in numb

Defenders of the free
The forth pillar they were meant to be
Masters of duplicity
The fifth column they’ve become

Exploit the children
Puppet the weak
Rile the masses again

Chorus

 


IN THE DAYS THAT REAGAN RULED


Searching in the distance
For a shining city on a hill
For I was told in days of old
That it would be there still

But what I see is killin’ me
It tears right at my soul
Just enemies of liberty
Now victims they are called

The people can’t communicate
No language as a glue
And the communists in Hollywood
Who tell you what to do
But things were so much different --

Chorus:
In The Days That Reagan Ruled
In The Days That Reagan Ruled
In The Days That Reagan Ruled
He was the Gipper, he had the knack
He took a bullet and he still came back
In The Days That Reagan Ruled!
In The Days That Reagan Ruled!
He was an honest man with a simple dream
A dream we should hold true

When he met with Gorbachev, he stood firm and proud
Not like other men, who would’ve knelt down and bowed
All his rivals couldn’t stand the plot
But he destroyed our greatest enemy - without a single shot

Negotiate, yet dominate; peace through strength he’d say
No hostages he’d let you hold, not for a day
Things were so much different --

Chorus

California was still the Golden State
Our culture we could celebrate
Our First Lady still had some class
No race-baiters talking all of their trash

In The Days That Reagan Ruled
In The Days That Reagan Ruled
Things were so much different
In The Days That Reagan Ruled
In The Days That Reagan Ruled

Chorus

Tearing down an iron wall
Acting in his greatest role
Made all his critics look like fools
‘Cause even jelly beans were cool!

[Reagan VO fade…]

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