American Soul
by U2

Album: Songs of Experience (2017)
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  • Blessed are the bullies
    For one day they will have to stand up to themselves
    Blessed are the liars
    For the truth can be awkward

    It's not a place
    This country is to me a sound
    Of drum and bass
    You close your eyes to look around

    Look around, look around
    Look around, it's a sound
    Look around, look around
    It's a sound

    It's not a place
    This country is to me a thought
    That offers grace
    For every welcome that is sought

    You are rock and roll
    You and I are rock and roll
    You are rock and roll
    Came here looking for American soul

    It's not a place
    This is a dream the whole world owns
    The pilgrim's face
    It had your heart to call her home

    Call her home, Brother John
    So every mother's weepin'
    Dream on, Brother John
    In your dreams you get me sleepin'

    You are rock and roll
    You and I are rock and roll
    You are rock and roll
    Came here looking for American soul

    American, American

    Put your hands in the air
    Hold on the sky
    Could be too late, but we still gotta try
    There's a moment in our life where a soul can die
    And the person in a country when you believe the lie
    The lie (the lie, the lie)
    There's a promise in the heart of every good dream
    It's a call to action, not to fantasy
    The end of a dream, the start of what's real
    Let it be unity, let it be community
    For refugees like you and me
    A country to receive us
    Will you be our sanctuary
    Refu-Jesus

    You are rock and roll
    You and I are rock and roll
    You are rock and roll
    Came here looking for American soul

    You are rock and roll
    You and I are rock and roll
    You are rock and roll
    Came here looking for American soul

    American soul, American soulWriter/s: ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN, PAUL DAVID HEWSON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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