‘Do what’s right’: Prefab Sprout debuts new pro-immigration song ‘America’

Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon is back with a timely new song called “America” that implores the United States to “do what’s right” when it comes to immigrants: “Don’t reject that stranger knocking at your door,” McAloon sings, “The orphan child exiled by war. She may become a doctor and work among the poor. A scientist who finds a cure.”

The solo-acoustic song, brought to our attention by This is Not Retro, was posted to YouTube on Friday by McAloon’s manager, Keith Armstrong, just days before President Donald Trump signed his revised order once again limiting immigration into the U.S. from certain Muslim-majority countries.

You can watch the video clip below, and see our stab at lyrical transcription.

 

 

“America” by Paddy McAloon

America, America, liberty welcomes everyone
America, America, now she’s blushing in the sun
Don’t reject the stranger knocking at your door
The orphan child exiled by war
She may become a doctor and work among the poor
A scinetist who finds a cure
America, America, the immigrant, as you well know
Is drawn to freedom’s light
America, do what’s right
The immigrant, as you well know
Is drawn to freedom’s light
America, do what’s right
America, America, liberty welcomes everyone
America, America, now she’s blushing in the sun
Don’t reject the stranger knocking at your door
The orphan child exiled by war
She may beocme a dcoctor and work among the poor
Or a scientist who finds a cure
America, America, the immigrant, as you well know
Is drawn to freedom’s light
America, do what’s right
The immigrant, as you well know
Is drawn to freedom’s light
America, do what’s right
America, America, your fields of wheat, your amber grain
Your kindness will not be in vain
America, think again

 

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