Patriot
(Steve Van Zandt) (various dates)



And the rivers shall open for the righteous (2x)

And the rivers shall open for the righteous, someday



I went walking, with my brother

And he wondered, oh, how I am

Said what I believe with my soul

Ain't what I see with my eyes

And there's no turning back this time

I am a patriot, and I love my country

Because my country is all I know

I wanna be with my family

People who understand me

I got no place else to go...I am a patriot...



I went walking, with my girlfriend

She looked so fine, I said baby what's on your mind

She said I wanna run like the lions

Released from their cages

Released from the rages burning in my soul tonight...I am a patriot...



And I ain't no communist, and I ain't no socialist

And I ain't no capitalist, and I ain't no imperialist

And I ain't no democrat, I sure ain't no republican either

I only know one party, and that is freedom, I am, I am, I am

I am a patriot, and I love my country

Because my country is all I know



And the rivers shall open for the righteous (2x)

And the rivers shall open for the righteous, someday

Someday, someday, someday...