PATRIOT
(Hali Hammer)

Don’t you tell me I’m not a patriot
     ‘cause I don’t have a banner waving from my car
‘Cause I don’t belong to the NRA or the John Birch Society or DAR
     I’m a member of the Bohemian Club, but not the one of the VIPs
     It’s the kind that meets in the downtown streets,
     On the public beach, ‘neath the redwood trees

AND THINGS HAVE GOT TO CHANGE, THINGS HAVE GOT TO CHA-A-ANGE - ‘CAUSE I KNOW I’M NOT THE ONLY PATRIOT WHO’S TIRED OF THIS GAME…AND THINGS HAVE GOT TO CHANGE - ‘CAUSE I’M SURE I’M NOT THE ONLY PATRIOT WHO’S TIRED OF THIS GAME

Don’t you tell me I’m not a patriot – I’m just one of the old-fashioned kind
Who believes in a Constitution patterned on
     a code followed by the Five Nation Tribes
And who thinks that laws need validity before they are paid attention to
Who won’t hurt her friends or her enemies, but without reason won’t be told
     what to do (Chorus)

Don’t you tell me I’m not a patriot
When I fight for truth and march in the streets
When I sing for justice and do what I can
To help the rest of humanity
     Who’s not Democrat or parties worse than that
     Who works for equality and human rights
     And who won’t be scared or intimidated
     By a government ruling through fright and might (Chorus)