The New American Way

andquot;the punishment no longer fits the crimeandquot;
Each day when i wake up and i set my best foot forward
iand'll make an effort to be all that i can be.
i take a look around me and i wonder how things change so much
in the few short years since i was a young boy.
Do you know what weand're fighting for?
i know in an instant i could lose everything iand'm working toward.
i know iand'll win my battles
though i fear weand'll lose the war to the new american way.
The morals of this nationand's youth have long gone astray lead by tolerance, indifference,
and this kinder gentler way that has corrupted and destroyed so many of our boys and girls
oh lord i start to wonder will it ever come around?