Bigger in Person

Bigger in Person

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Song Description

A protest song against violence in a violent America.

Lyrics

And he was walking home
To his family and wife
When they dragged him down the road
And they ripped away his life
And just because his skin
Was darker than their own
Yet his blood ran red like theirs
As it flowed out on the stone

But that can't happen in America
From sea to shining sea
No that can't happen in America
Have a beer and watch TV
It just can't happen in America
America the land of the free
Cause if it happens in America
Then it could happen to me

And he'd been hanging out
Spending time with friends
When they chained him to the fence
Left to the wind and left for dead
And just because he lived and loved
In a way they thought was odd
That made it right enough
To allow them to play God

But that can't happen in America
From sea to shining sea
No that can't happen in America
Have a beer and watch TV
It just can't happen in America
America the land of the free
Cause if happens in America
Then it could happen to me

And they were off to school
Like good little soldiers should
But you know boys will be boys
They sometimes get up to no good
And when they couldn't find a better way into our hearts
They decided to take aim and blow us all apart

And that's what's happening America
In America today
It's time to wake up in America
Before it's too late
So all our children can inherit the America
We all want it to be
Open up your eyes America
We've got to realize America
When it happens in America it's happening to me

Words and Music: Joshua Jedwab
© Joshua Jedwab - All Rights Reserved

Song Length
4:31
Genres
Rock - General, Folk - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Outraged, Moving

Subject Matter
Equality, Violence

Similar Artists
Bruce Springsteen, Arlo Guthrie
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Joshua Jedwab
Music Credits Joshua Jedwab
Producer Credits Joshua Jedwab
Publisher Credits Joshua Jedwab
Performance Credits Joshua Jedwab (Vocals, Piano, Organ, Bass); Fred Kimmel (Backing Vocals, Guitars, Drums)