Song Lyrics

[Martin Luther King speech excerpt = Bold]

This is my American Prayer
This is my American Prayer

And this is the time
So finish what you’ve started
And this is no time to dream

This is my American Prayer

And this is the room
We can turn off the dark tonight
Maybe then we might see

This is my American Prayer

Huh-uh…American Prayer
Huh-uh…American Prayer

(Hmm-hmm, yeah)
And this is the ground
That keeps our feet from getting wet
And this is the sky over our head

And what you see
Depends on where you stand
And how you jump
Will tell you where you’re gonna land

Huh-uh…American Prayer
Huh-uh…American Prayer

My, oh my
Couldn’t get much higher
Let’s not kick out the darkness
Make the light…brighter

And these are the hands
What are we gonna build with them?
And this is the church you can’t see
Remember

And give me your tired
Your poor and huddled masses
You know they’re yearning to breathe free
This is my American Prayer

Huh-uh…American Prayer
Huh-uh…American Prayer

Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now.
I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over.
And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!

When you get to the top of the mountain
Will you tell me what you see?
If you get to the top of the mountain
Remember me

When you get to the top of the mountain
Will you tell me what you see?
If you get to the top of the mountain
Remember, remember me

When you get to the top of the mountain
Will you tell me what you see?
If you get to the top of the mountain
Remember, remember me