The River

The freedom of this river 
As I stand upon its shore 
And watch it flowing quietly 
Or see it’s mighty roar 

Reminds me of our nation 
A people brave and free 
Living life quietly 
But poke us and you’ll see 

We’re so vastly different 
But we chose to band as one 
That difference is our strength 
When troubled we are one 

We fight amongst ourselves 
As most good families do 
But come and try to make us change 
Our wrath will fall on you 

Our soldiers stand before us 
Protecting with their heart 
To help us stand united 
Each one a blessed part 

And when the trial is ended 
Back to our home they come 
And hear our shouts of gratefulness 
Again we all are one