LYRICS: American Soul

ALBUM:

  • Songs of Experience Track 5

LYRICS:

Blessed are the bullies for one day they’ll have to stand up to themselves
Blessed are the liars for the truth can be awkward

It’s not a place
This country is to me a sound
Of drum and bass
You close your eyes to look around
Look around, around, look around,
It’s a sound, look around, look around, it’s a sound

It’s not a place
This country is to me a thought
That offers grace
For every welcome that is sought

You are
Rock and roll
You and I are
Rock and roll
You are
Rock and roll
We came here looking for American soul

It’s not a place
This is a dream the whole world owns
The pilgrim’s face
she had your heart to call her home

Hold on Brother John
Too many mothers weeping
Dream on Brother John
But in your dreams you can’t be sleeping

You are
Rock and roll
You and I are
Rock and roll
You are
Rock and roll
We came here looking for American soul
American
American

Put your hands in the air
Hold up the sky
Could be too late but we still gotta try
There’s a moment in a life where a soul can die
In a person, in a country ,when you believe the lie
There’s a promise at the heart of every good dream
It’s a call to action not to fantasy
The end of the dream
The start of what’s real
Let it be unity
Let it be community
For refugees like you and me
A country to receive us
Will you be my sanctuary
Refujesus

You are
Rock and roll
You and I are
Rock and roll
You are
Rock and roll
We came here looking for American soul

You are
Rock and roll
You and I are
Rock and roll
You are
Rock and roll
We came here looking for American soul
American soul
American soul