Waking Up American

I see you on my TV,
Rushing home from work on crowded streets
You’ve got bills to pay and mouths to feed
I’m sending you my prayer for another day

Without me, without you
I’m living in America with a brand new name
Without you, without me
I’m waking up American on a brand new day
And I’m still the same, I’m still the same

And I think of you as I share goodnight
The answers to my questions wait by the light
So, what’s my name? Well, I think heaven sent
A moment of peace for God’s creation

My country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty
For thee I sing, for thee I sing, for thee I sing

I want to run with ghosts, across empty fields
I’ll fish on the delta with the past by my side
Sometimes I wonder, what might have been
Choking on my destiny I found tears

Without you, without me
I’m living in America with a brand new name
Without you, without me
I’m waking up American on a brand new day
And I’m still the same, I’m still the same

Now I see you on my TV,
Rushing home from work on crowded streets