Prayer For America

Album: How I Want to Die: The Catman Chronicles 1 (2006)
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  • America....After 9/11, the country seemed reborn
    Ready to shift from the shallow to the profound...
    What ever happened to the America that could have been?
    What ever happened to the America we deserve?...

    Step into my church
    And pray
    For a nation growing dumber
    Every day

    Step into my church
    And pray
    For a nation growing dumber
    Every day

    What ever happened to the heroes
    That should have been?
    (I want to know)
    Whatever happened to the stars
    That should have shone?
    (I want to know)
    After the towers came a'tumbling down.

    Don't care what you bought at the store
    Got no interest in who you score
    Give me stories of men and women
    Who make the wheels turn
    Who do things I need to learn

    Could care less about your marble floors
    Show the Rolls to your greedy whores
    Give me hearts of men and women
    Who save peoples' lives
    Who do things we need to prize

    What ever happened to the heroes
    That should have been?
    (I want to know)
    What ever happened to the stars
    That should have shone?
    (I want to know)
    After the towers came tumbling down.

    Teachers and nurses, firemen and police
    Ambulance drivers, keepers of the peace

    People across America unite
    Times are urgent, we need to fight
    The country's infrastructure is in a plight
    Get the word to the people about whassup
    Get the word that enough is enough
    Roads are in ruin
    Schools facing doom
    Hospitals getting harder to find
    Fire-stations closing down all the time
    Honest policemen fading away
    Caring nurses walking away
    Shout the word all across the hood
    Let's praise the people doing good

    Whatever happened to America?

    We're wasting too many hours discussing Pam Anderson's rack
    Wasting too much time wondering if Michael's still black
    The TV's filled with junk and stupidities
    Our seed's learning the wrong priorities
    We need more nurses and more burn wards
    Fewer actors collecting dumb awards
    Basketball players earning more than enough pay
    Our fighting soldiers deserve one big raise
    Let's put more money back into the roads
    Less money going into BS reality shows
    Teachers and nurses, firemen and police
    Ambulance drivers, keepers of the peace
    Shout the word all across the hood
    Let's praise the people doing good

    Whatever happened to the stars that should have shone
    After the towers came a'tumbling down?

    You don't know
    As you watch the Media talk
    You're strangled beneath
    Their glamorous fog

    I take this time
    To remind you of the rampant course
    A man unleashed upon the world
    With vindictive force

    You took the time to estrange
    The body and brain
    Illuminati reigns
    While some hottie's bling blocks
    The Tellie's current affairs

    Gotta change
    Applaud arrange
    With vision upon visions
    While visions incisions
    Gone missing for days

    As this daze stays
    Our school system strays
    Heroes paid minimum wage
    As stars achieve critical claim
    For individual aims
    This country's spirit takes
    A visible wane

    What ever happened to America?
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