America’s Foundation

This is America, land of the free.
Free to choose liberty over slavery.
Free to be who we want to be.
This is America, land of the free.

This is America, home of the brave.
Home to all equally, whether king or knave.
Home to the joyous and the grave.
This is America, home of the brave.

But ask us why we are,
The greatest of all nations by far.
Certainly a question worthwhile.
What gives America her unique style?

Is it her gold, her riches, her land.
Beauty and wealth from God’s right hand?
Is it her accomplishments so grand?
What makes America such an ideal land.

No, ‘tis neither her land or her wealth.
Nether the cities or buildings she’s built.
It’s her people that make her so great,
The people’s character make up the states.

This is America, glorious nation.
Built on faith by pilgrim’s sons.
Gaining freedom with every battle won.
This is America, one nation, under God.

 

Tyler Waters -- 2005