GUESTBOOK 147 (2015): “I Am a Patriot” (lyrics by Jackson Browne)

J.B.

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I was walking with my brother and he wondered what’s on my mind.

I said: “What I believe in my soul ain’t what I see with my eyes
And we can’t turn our backs this time.”

I am a patriot and I love my county
Because my country is all I know.
I want to be with my family- people who understand me.
I’ve got nowhere else to go.

And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
And the river opens for the righteous
Someday…

And I was talking with my sister she looked so fine.
I said: “Baby, what’s on your mind?”
She said, “I want to run like the lion released from the cages.
Released from the rages burning in my heart tonight.”

And I ain’t no Communist, and I ain’t no Capitalist.
And I ain’t no Socialist, and I ain’t no Imperialist.
And I ain’t no Democrat, sure ain’t no Republican.
I only know one party- and it is freedom.

I am a patriot and I love my country
Because my county is all I know.

And the river opens for the righteous
Someday.

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