Until A Drop Becomes A Flood
Leela and Ellie Grace  

Sing me a song of American dreams and I'll sing you a song of fear
Send me your weak and your poor and your tired and we'll kick 'em out of here
We've got no room for your huddled masses, we've got no help for you
Unless you've got money or god on your side, we will not see you through  

Lady, lady with your torch held high, your flame is burning low
You said you'd harbor us safe in your arms, oh why did you let us go?
They've taken your name and left a hollow frame where liberty once stood
They say it's every man for himself now, to hell with the common good  

[chorus] America the beautiful, America the strong
We are the dispossessed, the long oppressed
Why do you do us wrong?
America, the land of the free, you've forgotten we're your blood
But we will join together one by one until a drop becomes a flood 

 Who’s gonna save you now, I ask, from the shame of all your lies? 
You say you speak the word of god, but it’s just hatred in disguise 
We used to be a beacon of hope shining across the sea 
But we shed the blood of the innocent now in the name of democracy

A nation so young, you’ve forgotten it seems you were forged in rebellion’s flame 
Now we’re told to say yes, turn away, and sit down, that we all must think the same 
But we will raise our voices one by one and sing out loud and clear 
We are the people, we will speak our minds and we won’t be bought by fear   

[last chorus] America the beautiful, do you hear our song?
We are the dispossessed, the long oppressed
Why do you do us wrong?
America, the land of the free, you've forgotten we're your blood
But we'll join together one by one until a drop becomes a flood 

 (© 2005 Ellie Grace and Leela Grace, BMI)

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