About The Song As I had lunch with an old friend in late August, we spent a great deal of time commiserating and sharing our frustration over what has been happening to our country over the last fifty-plus years. He suddenly stopped in mid-sentence, and suggested to me that I should write a song to echo the feelings and emotions shared by so many Americans at this time. He said, “Murray, you need to write a song to ask God to bless America or the U.S.A.”
I told him that both of those songs had been done, but what we really need today is to ask God to save America because He has blessed us, beyond our wildest dreams, and look at what we have done. We have stood idly by and watched individuals, organizations, and government systematically remove any and all evidence of God from our buildings, our schools, and tell us that we can no longer pray in public. The God who inspired the creators of our republic to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor for the birth of our nation is the same God that we have progressively turned our backs on. As a result, we now find ourselves to be a nation in crisis. My friend then replied, “This is precisely the reason you need to write the song.”
Ten days later, after much thought and prayer, I had completed “God Save the U.S.A.” and was ready to begin recording the words and music that God put in my heart. I have never considered myself an overly religious man, but I do believe in God and I do believe in the power of prayer. I also believe that there are many of you who share my feelings and I hope that this musical prayer will be a source of inspiration to you as we resolve to return our country to its rightful owners, “We the people” and God Almighty.
CD Cover Design
The original art for the “God Save The U.S.A.” CD cover was provided by Joey Akra. Joey, a college freshman, blessed us by sharing his talent and sensitivity to create this original visual interpretation of the song’s lyrics. The hands of God reaching down to protect the diminishing flame of the Statue of Liberty, succinctly captures the message of this patriotic prayer.
STAND UP! Words, music, and performance by Murray Goff
It looks like the Republicans and the Democrats too Are havin’ themselves a party with the taxes they get from you. They’respendin’ all your money writing billion dollar checks And tellin’ you not to listen to the truth you hear from Beck.
They want a Fairness Doctrine that is sure to limit Hannity. They believe listening to Limbaugh is political insanity. The state controlled media has altered all the facts. It’s time to stand on principle and take our country back.
STAND UP for your freedom. It’s the only thing to do. STAND UP let your voice be heard. America needs you. STAND UP throw the crooks out. Vote ‘em out while you still can. STAND UP and take our country back. It’s gotten out of hand. STAND UP STAND UP
The government is bigger than it’s ever been before. Our businesses keep shrinking and still they tax us more. Listen to these politicians and you start to realize That the straight talk that we get from them is just a pack of lies.
They’re rewarding fraud and thuggery Acorn SEIU They use strong-armed corruption to steal from me and you. They’re waging war on freedom and let me tell you how. They’re following the instructions that were left by Chairman Mao.
STAND UP for your freedom. It’s the only thing to do. STAND UP let your voice be heard. America needs you. STAND UP throw those crooks out. Vote ‘em out while you still can. STAND UP and take our country back. It’s gotten out of hand. STAND UP STAND UP
They’re trying to control us in every way they can With bogus global warming claims supposedly caused by man. This administration has more czars than Russia ever had. They ignore our Constitution. Now why would you think that’s bad?
They’ve hyphenated our people and made us disconnect. They say the things that made us great are politically incorrect. They give illegal aliens more rights than you and I While they hold “transparent” meetings behind closed doors at night.
STAND UP for the truth and the American way. STAND UP for your freedom before they take it away STAND UP for your children and your grandchildren too STAND UP and be counted for the Red, White, and Blue. STAND UP STAND UP
They tell us all they want to do is help the folks in need By leveling the playing field eliminating greed. But what they’re really want to do in Washington, D.C. Is to make us all a part of their welfare society.
They tell us that the Stimulus is creating tons of jobs. They tell us that our Tea Parties are just some angry mobs. They tell us that their Health Care Bill will really ease our pain. I think they’re peeing on our legs and tellin’ us it’s rain.
STAND UP for the truth and the American way. STAND UP for your freedom they’re gonna take it all away STAND UP for your children and children’s children too STAND UP and be counted. Uncle Sam needs You. STAND UP STAND UP
Terrorists attack us abroad and here at home. Our apologetic leader tells the world that we are wrong. He makes such quick decisions that will bankrupt you and I While he hangs our sons and daughters in the service out to dry.
America’s in trouble. We the People must unite. Turn back impending tyranny. Do what we know is right. We’ve elected politicians who think we work for them. It’s time for us to vote ‘em out and start over again.
STAND UP for the truth and the American way. STAND UP for your freedom before they take it all away STAND UP let our government know just what we’re gonna do We are We The People and we’re coming after you. STAND UP STAND UP