"Who Will Cracked Flag Heart America?"

Music and Lyrics by Wm Alan Ross

Arranged and Produced by Joe Burge and Patrick Taylor

The old man pinned the flag to his lapel
Then a tear fell from his eye so slowly
I asked him what was wrong;
he said “In times like these, my son,
I wonder Who Will Love America?”

Bridge: Step up, step up, shout it out!
Step up, step up, shout it out loud!

Not long ago this country was so strong
But when we fail to act, the tiny cracks get wider
Through amber waves once proudly hailed we’ve simply lost our way
Did we forget how to love America?

We’ve forgotten what our fathers said, when they laid out the plan
Liberties abound when each does what he can
We’ve followed the Four Freedoms and we’ve watched a nation bloom
Then he called out these famous words, I swear it shook the room:

CHORUS:

Of, by, for the people!
Of, by, for the people!
Of, by, for the people now!

Who will love America?
Who will save America?
Who will heal America?
Who will love America if not you?
If not you, then who will love America?

(10-bar instrumental)

Bridge: Step up, step up, shout it out!
Step up, step up, shout it out loud!

So I asked, “What do I do to do my part?”
He said, “Son, look upon everyone with kindness.
It’s the little things that count, small courtesies to everyone,
It's what you do when you love America.”

Now special interests rule, they are bringing us down
But in the face of every challenge, we must stand our ground!
And cling to the cause of freedom and the ideals that brought us here
It’s all written in these hallowed words, it couldn’t be any clearer

CHORUS

Of, by, for the people!
Of, by, for the people!
Of, by, for the people now!
Are we doing everything we can do?

Who will love America?
Who will save America?
Who will heal America?
Who will love America if not you?

(Repeat chorus twice with bridge below as an overlay):

Step up, step up, shout it out
Step up, step up, shout it out loud
Step up, step up, shout it out
Step up, step up, shout it out loud

If not you, then who will love America?