"God Bless The U. S. A." as written by and Lee Greenwood....
If tomorrow all the things were gone
I worked for all my life
And I had to start again
With just my children and my wife

I thank my lucky stars
To be living here today
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can't take that away

And I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I'd gladly stand up next to you
And defend Her still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota
To the hills of Tennessee
Across the plains of Texas
From sea to shining sea

From Detroit down to Houston
And New York to L.A.
Where's pride in every American heart
And it's time we stand and say

That I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I'd gladly stand up next to you
And defend Her still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

And I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I'd gladly stand up next to you
And defend Her still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.


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"God Bless the U.S.A." as written by Lee Greenwood

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    General CommentI tryed all day on the 4th to add this song, and something was wrong and wasn't letting me add a new artist, but I finally got it added. I think that everyone knows the meaning of this song.
    ManicGypsyon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentevery time i heard this song since 9/11 it has brought a tear to my eye
    NyQuilon September 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentafter 9/11, this song garnered new meaning for me....i'd listen to it on the 4th of july and that was it, now when i listen to this song i cry every time....
    kizzy1326on September 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthankyou so much manicgypsy for adding this song....i was at a race and they cut off all the lights at the track and played this song to candle light...it was so pretty...this song is very meaningfull and it brings a tear to my eye too.
    goofy4025on March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti'm not from the USA but i heard it on american idol...i can see how much it really means to those of u who are...and it's really nice too. the lyrics are very powerful. i bet if i were an American, i'd be in tears whenever i hear this song ;)
    summerdropon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentnormstore, you can shut up. i serve this country today in the army. i fight for you everyday . so you suck, not this song.
    Army123on August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentArmy132: I appreciate your service to this country, but I think your hostility towards me based on my opinion of Mr. Greenwood and his song is misguided. As you are serving in the Army, I can trust that you are bright enough to notice the hypocrisy in Lee Greenwood's lyrics based on his actions during the Vietnam War.

    Why do you suppose he sings that he would "gladly stand up next to you" when he didn't do so when he had that opportunity? Is he a liar?

    You state, "I fight for you every day . so you suck...". Your service and whether or not I suck are in no way related. And, since you say you fight for me, I assume that you are not in Iraq, because as you know, Iraq never posed a danger to our country. If anyone, you should be fighting for your buddies. Keep each other safe.
    normstoreon August 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthahhahhah
    jaymelouon April 20, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And, since you say you fight for me, I assume that you are not in Iraq, because as you know, Iraq never posed a danger to our country. If anyone, you should be fighting for your buddies. Keep each other safe."


    thank you
    at least someone in this country has a brain.
    __angieslaughteron January 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLee Greenwood stated:

    "It angers me when I hear this. I never served in the military because I had children at the age of 17. I was given classification A3. The draft never got to that #. If it had, like my father, I would have left my wife and children to fight and die if necessary for my country."

    snopes.com/music/artists/…
    kmk_natashaon March 23, 2009   Link

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