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bryce johnson

bryce johnson

Calling America - Alex Boye (A song of patriotism and tapestry from an immigrant)

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Download "Calling America EP" for $4.95 on itunes now!! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/calling-america-ep/id532202441 Directed and filmed by Bryce Johnson http://www.GoBigFilms.com SPECIAL THANKS TO MARGARET DAYTON OF THE UTAH STATE SENATE FOR ALLOWING THE USE OF 3RD FLOOR AT THE UTAH STATE CAPITOL BUILDING FOR THE FILMING OF THIS VIDEO. ALSO TO TRAFALGA FUN CENTER IN LEHI, UTAH AND THANKS TO BILLY HESELTINE AND MATT LANDIS FOR THE USE OF ARABIAN WHITE HORSE "FREE SPIRIT" On February 22nd, 2012, I Alexander Babatunde Abayomi Boye' (try saying that backwards) I became a citizen of the United States of America. My swearing - in ceremony happened to fall on the birth-day of George Washington the Father of our country, which felt especially appropriate to me. My path to Citizenship has been long, with many trying twists and turns, but i finally reached my destination! i wrote this song in 2001 the same morning i turned the tv on and watched the first hijacked plane crash into the twin towers. when i feel strong emotions for things i cannot do anything about, i write songs about it. it's my way of bringing the power back to me. In the last 10 years however, i have sung many different variations of this song that i was not completely happy with. It was not until the day i received my citizenship (almost 11 yrs later) that everything seemed to falling into place and now my dream to one day finish the song is now complete. Now my goal and true desire is to play my part in defending the constitution of my country in any way that i can, using the gifts and talents God has blessed me with. Laus Deo - Alex Boye' Download "Calling America" on itunes now!! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/calling-america-ep/id532202441 CALLING AMERICA LYRICS Written by Alex Boye (BMI) 2012 A better day is coming for mankind, For a united States and peace of mind The envy of a nations dream, may lead to strife But what gives man the right, to take another mans life? Citizens both young and old Lets fight for glory, not for gold Raise your banners to the sky I know its hard sometimes to be strong when you've suffered for so long So im calling America, to help me ease the pain Calling America, so i can live again I'm calling America, shine your light for all to see Im Calling on those stars and stripes To make a patriot of me I've been waiting for this moment all my life It's such a beautiful burden To wave this flag all through the night So now i stand up, because i'm raised up These mountains made me free So now i'm gonna tell the world, tell the world What you mean to me Im calling America Help me ease the pain Calling America, so i can live again Im calling America, shine your light for all to see Im calling on those stars and stripes To make a patriot of me Lets raise our banners to the sky A declaration of our lives We fight for freedoms family Defending truth and liberty Help futures children to be free Remembering Martin Luther's dream, dream Chorus Caliing America x2 Im calling on those stars and stripes To take me home and keep me whole Stand up, stand up Im raised up, raised up Everybody dies, but does anybody live anymore? Im calling on those stars and stripes To make a man of me This EP is dedicated to my immigrations attorney Barbera V. Melendez, who was instrumental in the realization of my citizenship GRAB A COPY OF THE CALLING AMERICA EP ON ITUNES & AMAZON NOW!! Download "Calling America EP " on itunes now!! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/calling-america-ep/id532202441