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  1. Motherland

From the recording From Those Sweet Ashes (2020)

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Motherland
Music and lyrics by Jeremy Facknitz
Copyright 2020 Jeremy Facknitz, ASCAP. All rights reserved.

VS. 1
I could never please
any king who likes me on my knees
subservient and dutiful
unquestioning and blind
The others get in line
to bow their heads and kneel
but I'm in search of something real

CHORUS
Gonna make my way back home
find my motherland
where the people speak in tongues that I can understand
Find a voice that sings my soul and follow its command
Gonna make my
I must make my way
I must make my way back
home

VS. 2
I won't pledge my love
to starts and stripes that wave from high above
a land of arrogance and ignorance
the lines we've drawn down here
Others stand and cheer
and raise their hearts to sing
but I no longer feel a thing so

CHORUS
Gotta make my way back home
find my motherland
where the people speak in tongues that I can understand, yeah
Find a voice that sings my soul and follow its command
Gonna make my
I must make my way
I must make my way back
home

VS. 3
So you can keep your pomp and circumstance
your swagger and your flags
because I'm packing all my bags
with all the hope I found
and I won't ever turn around

CHORUS
Gotta make my way back home
find my motherland
where the people speak in tongues that I can understand, yeah
Find a voice that sings my soul and follow its command
Gonna make my
I must make my way
I must make my way back

I must make my
I must make my way
I must make my way back