America’s a coat of many colors;
Its cloth was woven by a mighty hand.
The threads, a thousand cultures and religions,
All came together in one special land.
Then arm in arm they sailed across the oceans
And met the evil tyrant face to face,
Their blood, poured out upon a hundred beaches,
Would leave the battered world a better place.
But none can say today there aren’t new voices
Assailing each man’s right and liberty
To grow and flourish in the light of freedom,
And thence become the best that he can be.
So once again we rise to teach the despot
The lesson that our predecessors showed:
We aren’t afraid to pay the price demanded
Of all desiring life on freedom’s road!
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