Song Lyrics

[Kendrick Lamar]

[Blessed are the bullies
For one day they will have to stand up to themselves]

Stand up!

[Blessed are the liars
For the truth can be awkward]

Stand up!

Stand up!
Stand up!
Stand up!

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
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.
Came here looking for American soul.

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

Hold on Brother John
Barely / Many mothers weeping
Dream on Brother John
In your dreams you can be 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.
M-M-M-American.

Put your hands up
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 believe 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?

Ha!

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.