"My Country" as written by and Justin Edward/morrow Sullivan....
Tell all the people who believe what they read in the press
Tell all the folk who stare from behind suburban walls
The enemy is not some nation far across the sea
The enemy is with us every single breathing day

So yes, I will fight for my country
The land that I love so well
Yes, for justice, a land fit for all our futures
Yes, I will fight for my country
The land that I love so well
Hear the voices of our history echo all around

Fight all the ones who divide us rich against poor
Fight all the ones who divide us white against black
Fight all the ones who want their missiles in our earth
Fight all the powers who would lead us into war
No rights were ever given to us by the grace of God
No rights were ever given by some United Nations clause
No rights were ever given by some nice guy at the top
Our rights they were bought by all the blood
And all the tears of all our
Grandmothers, grandfathers before
For all the folk who gave their lives for us
For all the folk who spit out, never say die
For all the fires burning on our highest hills
For all the people spinning tales tonight
Fight all the powers who would abuse our Common Laws
Fight all the powers who think they only owe themselves


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"My Country" as written by Stuart Anthony Morrow Justin Edward Sullivan

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    General CommentSums up my feelings about my country. I don't believe in rabid nationalism, I do think there are things that our ancestors earned for us which we should fight to protect.
    Tom_Fairfaxon February 16, 2002   Link
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    General Comment... But when the song speaks of fighting to protect our country, it's referring to protecting it from our own government. The song is basically about our country belonging to us, and not those that rule us. The fight it talks about is against racism, capitalism and war. It wasn't those in charge that brought us our rights, but our ancestors, but still they try and take them from us. Well, what little rights we have left. The last two lines basically promote state-resistance:

    "Fight all the powers who would abuse our Common Laws
    Fight all the powers who think they only owe themselves . . ."
    MercyKilleron May 30, 2002   Link

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