From the album Flawed American Male

Lyrics

Don’t Give Up On Me
(Gill Sotu)

Speech: (Rev. Jesse Jackson)
If in my high moments, I have done some good, offered some service
Shed some light, healed some wounds, rekindled some hope, or stirred some apathy and indifference or in any way along the way helped somebody. Then this campaign, has not been in vein.

Verse 1
O beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties, Above the fruited plain
O beautiful, for city streets, for the low trying to get high
For our ability, to fall chasing dreams then laugh into the sky

Chorus
America, God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea
America, Don’t give up on me
It’s not your fault, that your soul got bought
Im fighting to set you free

Speech
If in my little moments, in word, deed or attitude, I’ve caused anyone discomfort/
Please forgive me, charge it to my head, and not to my heart/

Verse 2
O beautiful for heroes proved, in liberating strife
Who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life
O beautiful, for those trying hard, but we got so much further to go
As long as men profit from pain, America will never grow

Chorus
America, God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea
America, Don’t give up on me
It’s not your fault, that your soul got bought
Im fighting to set you free

Bridge
There’s some wicked men trying to make you bleed
Please don’t give up on me
We got good people in prison trying to turn a new leaf
(They sayin) Please don’t give up on me
You’re so easy to blame for everything
Please don’t give up on me

There are a lot of other places I’d rather be visiting right now, but no other place I’d rather be from. So here is to the men and women brave enough to change this country from the inside Martin Luther King, Miguel Pinero, Barak Obama, Mr Shimabuku (my English teacher) , Jim Moreno, Ceaser Chavez, Jan Christian, Sandra Hunter, Jesse Jackson, Wayne Dyer, Al Gore, My Mama…)

Speech:
My heart, which is boundless for the human family. I am not a perfect servant, I am a public servant, doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve be patient/
God has not finished with me yet