there’s a riot in my heart
and in the song that i sing.
your flag waves out calling,
saying, “let the freedom ring!”
feet stamp the earth in triumph
and dance our streets in ecstasy-
we call their names for you to hear
screaming terror in our victory.
scuttle back into your shadows-
damn the rainbow and the noise.
avert your eyes and grumble lows-
cry out while we rejoice.
we’ll wage this merry protest
dancing wilder until dawn
you quiet few, hush deeper now.
while we all battle on.