Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Was A Patriot (When Patriotism Wasn't Cool).

Unpublished Works, © 2002, BillyPauleyJr.*

I Was A Patriot (When Patriotism Wasn’t Cool).

I was crazy for loving America,
I looked silly in my red, white, and blue,
I was weird for singing like a patriot,
Then NineOneOne came and so were you,
I was odd to proudly be American,
I was strange for flying my flag true,
I was unusual to be so thankful for my freedom,
Then NineOneOne came and so were you,

I was a patriot,
When patriotism wasn’t cool,
Singing our national anthem,
Saying our pledge in school,
Ready to die for freedom,
Bleeding red, white, and blue,
Yeah, I was a patriot,
When patriotism wasn’t cool,

I was different for my understanding,
I am lucky to live like I do,
I was proud to be a patriot,
Then NineOneOne came and so were you,
I was wacky for waving my flag,
At home, at play, at school,
I was pledging my allegiance,
Then NineOneOne came and so were you,

I was a patriot,
When patriotism wasn’t cool,
Singing our national anthem,
Saying our pledge in school,
Ready to die for freedom,
Bleeding red, white, and blue,
Yeah, I was a patriot,
When patriotism wasn’t cool,

O’, I was a nerd for knowing our anthem,
Yes, and a geek for singing it too,
I was lame, no doubt, with my hand on my heart,
Then NineOneOne came and so were you,

I was a patriot,
When patriotism wasn’t cool,
Singing our national anthem,
Saying our pledge in school,
Ready to die for freedom,
Bleeding red, white, and blue,
Yeah, I was a patriot,
When patriotism wasn’t cool.

- WillyToad*

… this is a Smokey the Toad™ production.

2 comments:

  1. I love this!! It's sad that 9-11 had to bring most of society closer to their country/flag/ and to know how great it is to be in the US.
    Great work!

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  2. Thanx for the post & kind words! You are awesome!

    ReplyDelete

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