A mix for Alfred F. Jones, a boy who, for better or worse, grew up under fascinating circumstances.
Also for all of us ‘Muricans today oscillating between bitter cynicism and patriotic idealism, and treading the delicate and sometimes painful balance between shame in our shortcomings and pride in our accomplishments.
America: Sometimes I want to punch you for being such an insensitive doofus, other times hug you and say thanks for being my home, and tell you its gonna be ok, we’ve made it another year. Go fly those fireworks and light those little sparklers. It’s your birthday after all.
i.Here I Am-Bryan Adams/ ii.When You Wish Upon A Star-Cliff Edwards/iii.Son of Man-Phil Collins/iv.Somewhere Over the Rainbow-Judy Garland/v.I’m An Old Cowhand-Bing Crosby/vi.Leaving Eden-Brandon Heath/vii.Heroes Don’t Tread Here-Heroic Plights (feat. Gent)/viii.Sound the Bugle-Bryan Adams/ix.Icarus-Bastille/x.Straighten Up and Fly Right-Nat King Cole/xi.Oh No!-Marina and the Diamonds/xii.It’s Only a Paper Moon-Ella Fitzgerald and Delta Rhythm Boys/xiii.Cold War-Janelle Monáe/xiv.Young and Beautiful (instrumental)-The Bryan Ferry Orchestra/xv.It’s My Life-Bon Jovi/xvi.The Warrior is a Child-Twila Paris/xvii.Man in the Mirror-Michael Jackson/xviii.Homeland (Main Title)-Hans Zimmer
I was sitting on the dock and a guy rode by in an American flag morph suit and American flag cape. My cousins and brother chanted “USA” as the boat passed and that is what it is really like in America God bless