AMERICAN ANTHEM

Written by Robert Justin Lipkin on December 23rd, 2007

Music & Lyrics by Gene Scheer
Performed by Norah Jones
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All we’ve been given by those who came before,
The dream of a nation where freedom would endure.
The work and prayers of centuries have brought us to this day.
What shall be our legacy, what will our children say?

Let them say of me I was one who believed
In sharing the blessings I received.
Let me know in my heart when my days are through,
America, America, I gave my best to you.

Each generation from the plains to distant shore,
With the gifts they were given were determined to leave more.
Battles fought together, acts of conscience fought alone.
These are the seeds from which America has grown.

Let them say of me I was one who believed
In sharing the blessings that I received.
Let me know in my heart when my days are through,
America, America, I gave my best to you.

For those who think they have nothing to share.
Who feel in their hearts there is no hero there,
Though each quiet act of dignity is that which fortifies,
The soul of a nation that will never die.

Let them say of me I was one who believed
In sharing the blessings I received.
Let me know in my heart when my days are through,
America, America, I gave my best to you.
America, [America] I gave my best to you.

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