Song Lyrics

[Kendrick Lamar]

[Blessed are the bullies
For one day they will 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 all takes place
For every welcome that is sought.

You are.
Rock and roll.
You and I are…
Rock and roll.
You are.
Rock and roll.
Came here looking for American soul.

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

Hold on Brother John
Barely mother weeping
Dream on Brother John
In your dreams we get me sleeping

You are.
Rock and roll
You and I are…
Rock and roll.
You are.
Rock and roll.
Came here looking for American soul.

American.
American.

Put your hands in the air.
Hold on the sky.
Could be too late but we still gotta try.
There’s a moment in our life where a soul can die.
And a person in a country when you bully the lie
The lie. The lie. The lie.

There’s a promise in the heart of every good dream.
It’s a call to action not a fantasy
The end of a 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?
Refu-Jesus?

You are.
Rock and roll
You and I are…
Rock and roll.
You are.
Rock and roll.
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.