The American Way

from by Casey Stratton

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The American Way

Take it all the way back
To the start of this shame
Place your bets and watch it act
Like a parlor game
Feast and famine coincide
“The American Way”
Now it’s time, it’s ride or die
You must decide

All the people who pretend it’s all right
The people who wave flags in the night
Resist it, we must speak against hate
Persist it, we can learn from these days
Our story is not one but it’s all
The story of surviving the fall
Stay with me - there is hope for us yet
We’re still free - we can do this again

I have watched my entire life
As the monuments burned
Walls came down and people cried
Now it’s our turn
Don’t let apathy take your voice
Don’t let overload claim
All that we can do in this noise
We can make change

All the people who pretend it’s all right
The people who wave flags in the night
Resist it, we must speak against hate
Persist it, we can learn from these days
Our story is not one but it’s all
The story of surviving the fall
Stay with me - there is hope for us yet
We’re still free - we can do this again

I heard you say
Nothing would stop you
Stand beside me
We will move the line

All the people who pretend it’s all right
The people who wave flags in the night
Resist it, we must speak against hate
Persist it, we can learn from these days
Our story is not one but it’s all
The story of surviving the fall
Stay with me - there is hope for us yet
We’re still free - we can do this again

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from The Turbulent Sea, released November 12, 2017

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Casey Stratton Grand Rapids

Formerly signed to Sony Classical, Casey Stratton has experienced the corporate side of music in full force. His 2004 album "Standing at the Edge" received high critical praise from the likes of Billboard, People and USA Today. His song "House of Jupiter" reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart. Now independent, Casey has released 28 albums and much, much more. ... more

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