"Who Will Cracked Flag Heart America?"

Original lyrics and demo by wm Alan Ross

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                                   
Now in a sea of discontent we’re so divided
Through amber waves once proudly hailed we’ve simply lost our way
Did we forget how to love America?

Verse ext.: 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, we’ve watched a nation bloom
Then he called out these 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,
That’s what you do when you love America.”

Verse ext.: Now special interests rule, they’re trying to take us all down
But in the face of every bully, we must stand our ground!
And cling to the cause of freedom and the ideals that got us here
It’s all written in these hallowed words, it couldn’t be any clearer

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 above two choruses, 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?