This Country's Still Rockin'

This Country's Still Rockin' 
Words & Music by Dennis Stephen 
© 2021 Meloden Music USA (ASCAP) 

I was born somewhere 'tween 
Good ol' country and rock 'n' roll. 
Mama said I was a bit of a rebel, 
But not so bad to cause me to lose my soul. 
God and country and family came first; 
This always seemed right to me. 
But lately things have been 
Turned upside down, you see. 

I like my music loud and proud, 
I like guitars wailing through each song. 
Eating burgers and fries and frosty shakes, 
The simple life was made for me to carry on. 
Call me a square, but I salute the flag, 
Drive an American automobile. 
I won't ever back down or apologize 
For how I think and feel. 

Nobody's gonna tell me I'm wrong, 
Or this ain't the land of the free 
This country's still rockin'. 
Remember brave ones who sacrificed. 
Long as I live and breathe, 
This country's still rockin'. 

I was raised to show respect, 
And honor all that's good. 
Heroes were heroes forever, 
But now they're oh so misunderstood. 
It’s a fact some things could be better. 
Yeah, we still got quite a way to go. 
You can’t undo history or liberty 
To live in the best damn nation I know. 

Nobody's gonna tell me I'm wrong, 
Or this ain't the land of the free 
This country's still rockin'. 
Remember brave ones who sacrificed. 
Long as I live and breathe, 
This country's still rockin'. 

Nobody's gonna tell me I'm wrong, 
Or this ain't the land of the free 
This country's still rockin'. 
Remember brave ones who sacrificed. 
Long as I live and breathe, 
This country's still rockin'. 

This country's still rockin'. 
(repeat & fade)

Songwriter's Notes: Despite the recent struggles we've all been through, the American spirit is alive and rocking in this upbeat and feelgood tune. The song’s lyrics include nostalgic themes, while the music is energetic and laden with heavy guitars and a strong beat reminiscent of 70s and 80s rock tunes... all wrapped in a country vibe. Turn up the volume and enjoy.

Music & Lyrics written by Dennis Stephen © 2021 Meloden Music USA (ASCAP) 
Sound Recordings heard on this site ℗ 2021 Meloden Music USA 
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Most photos courtesy of Don Tassone of The Mediator Stage, Providence, RI