Written in Stone

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They play awfully lose with freedom, in the land of the free
I could say they had it comin', till they came after me
Too many people fly their flag, on Independence Day
They take it down on the 5th, fold it up and pack it away
They will never understand, they will never understand

They play awfully lose with the facts, give it just the right spin
Some how we’re always right, some how we always win
Keep em’ scared and in the dark, patriotic unity
But all this talk about the homeland sounds like motherland to me

This is my country, god knows I love her strong
But I just can not stand by, with my back against the wall
When I think you’ve got it wrong

They play awfully lose with justice, seems they robbed her blind
The old girl was not afraid, as they were sneaking up behind
For a county built on dreams, and the promise of a better life
We’ve found far too many ways, to take away your rights

They play awfully lose with truth, but man that’s nothing new
Telling a lie a thousand times, in the end will make it true
Why must we always face the darkness, before we see the light?
Why can we never stand together, unless we’re taking up the fight?

This is my country, god knows I love her strong
But I just can not stand by, with my back agents the wall
When I think you’ve got it wrong

Speak loud of what you stand for, and scream at what you’re against
It doesn’t matter what side you’re on,
As long as your feet are on the ground, and you’re not sitting on the fence

I say America, love it or change it, make it your own
The words that you should live by, should not be, written in stone

credits

from After Dark, released June 3, 2004
Word and Music by Brian Ewing

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Messerly & Ewing Cincinnati, Ohio

When Mark Messerly and Brian Ewing went on hiatus, it wasn’t even official. Cincy band Wussy kept Messerly busy and Ewing had a similar schedule with Catalog Cowboys. But somehow they still found time to do acoustic gigs. In 2009, the pair resolved to celebrate their 15th year together by adding Sean Rhiney and Bill Donabedian as their backing band and turn up the volume. ... more

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