Beyoncé Knowles
God bless the U.S.A

God Bless the USA by Beyonce, Music Lyrics and Video

American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles unveiled the patriotic power-ballad 'God Bless the USA' on Piers Morgan's CNN show last night (Thursday 5 May), with proceeds going to families of 9/11 victims.
Following the death of bin Laden, patriotism was spreading throughout the whole country, and R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles covered the song which proceeds will go to charity.

'God Bless the USA' was written and originally released in 1984 by country musician Lee Greenwood, and was played at this year's Republican party convention. Its popularity increased after 9/11, and it was re-released following the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Beyoncé's version will raise funds for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit. The singer originally recorded the track in 2008 for the Obama presidential campaign, but never released it. It seems likely the death of Osama bin Laden on Monday has been the spur for this release.

You can listen the song here.

If tomorrow all the things were gone
I'd worked for all my life
And I had to start again
With just my family by my side

I'd thank my lucky stars
To be livin’ here today
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can't take that away

And I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died
And who gave that right to me

And I gladly stand up
Next to you and defend her still today
'Cause there ain’t no doubt, I love this land
God bless the USA

From the lakes of Minnesota
To the hills of Tennessee
Across the plains of Texas
From sea to shining sea

From Detroit down to Houston
To New York, to L.A.
Well there’s pride in every American heart
And it’s time to make a change

And I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died
And who gave that right to me

I gladly stand up
Next to you and defend her still today
'Cause there ain’t no doubt, I love this land
God bless the USA

And I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died
And who gave that right to me

And I gladly stand up
Next to you and defend her still today
'Cause there ain’t no doubt, I love this land
God bless the USA

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