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SPECIAL THANKS TO MARGARET DAYTON OF THE UTAH STATE SENATE FOR ALLOWING THE USE OF 3RD FLOOR AT THE UTAH STATE CAPITOL BUILDING FOR THE FILMING OF THIS VIDEO. ALSO TO TRAFALGA FUN CENTER IN LEHI, UTAHAND THANKS TO BILLY HESELTINE AND MATT LANDIS FOR THE USE OF ARABIAN WHITE HORSE "FREE SPIRIT"AND DEEP THANKS TO THE INCREDIBLE NATIVE INDIAN HOOP DANCER CARL MOORE AND HIS SONS FOR ADDING A BEAUTIFUL DIMENSION TO THIS VIDEOTHANKS TO THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS FROM THE STRING SECTION WHO ALL LOOKED AMAZINGAND OF COURSE MY FUNKY DRUMMERS/ BODYGUARDS MARK SMITH & JOSEPH GARBONE. THANKS FOR THE LOVE!On February 22nd, 2012, I Alexander Babatunde Abayomi Boye' (try saying that backwards) I became a citizen of the United States of America.My swearing - in ceremony happened to fall on the birth-day of George Washington the Father of our country, which felt especially appropriate to me.My path to Citizenship has been long, with many trying twists and turns, but i finally reached my destination!i wrote this song in 2001 the same morning i turned the tv on and watched the first hijacked plane crash into the twin towers. when i feel strong emotions for things i cannot do anything about, i write songs about it. it's my way of bringing the power back to me. In the last 10 years however, i have sung many different variations of this song that i was not completely happy with.It was not until the day i received my citizenship (almost 11 yrs later) that everything seemed to falling into place and now my dream to one day finish the song is now complete.Now my goal and true desire is to play my part in defending the constitution of my country in any way that i can, using the gifts and talents God has blessed me with.Laus Deo- Alex Boye'Download "Calling America" on itunes now!!http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/calling-america-ep/id532202441CALLING AMERICA LYRICS Written by Alex Boye (BMI) 2012A better day is coming for mankind,For a united States and peace of mindThe envy of a nations dream, may lead to strifeBut what gives man the right, to take another mans life?Citizens both young and oldLets fight for glory, not for goldRaise your banners to the skyI know its hard sometimes to be strongwhen you've suffered for so longSo im calling America, to help me ease the painCalling America, so i can live againI'm calling America, shine your light for all to seeIm Calling on those stars and stripesTo make a patriot of meI've been waiting for this moment all my lifeIt's such a beautiful burdenTo wave this flag all through the nightSo now i stand up, because i'm raised upThese mountains made me freeSo now i'm gonna tell the world, tell the worldWhat you mean to meIm calling AmericaHelp me ease the painCalling America, so i can live againIm calling America, shine your light for all to seeIm calling on those stars and stripesTo make a patriot of meLets raise our banners to the skyA declaration of our livesWe fight for freedoms familyDefending truth and libertyHelp futures children to be freeRemembering Martin Luther's dream, dreamChorusCaliing America x2Im calling on those stars and stripesTo take me home and keep me wholeStand up, stand upIm raised up, raised upEverybody dies, but does anybody live anymore?Im calling on those stars and stripesTo make a man of meThis EP is dedicated to my immigrations attorney Barbera V. Melendez, who was instrumental in the realization of my citizenshipGRAB A COPY OF THE CALLING AMERICA EP ON ITUNES & AMAZON NOW!!Download "Calling America EP " on itunes now!!