Rick Derringer — Real American lyrics

When it comes crashing down and it hurts inside
You gotta take a stand it don't help to hide
If you hurt my friends then you hurt my pride
I gotta be a man
I can't let it slide

Chorus
I am a real American
Fight for the rights of every man
I am a real American
Fight for what's right
Fight for your life

I feel strong about right and wrong
And I don't take trouble for very long
I've got something deep inside of me
Courage is the thing that keeps us free

Repeat chorus x 2

If you hurt my friends then you hurt my pride
I gotta be a man I can't let it slide

Repeat chorus x 4 til fade
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Songwriters: DERRINGER, RICK / KENNY, BERNARD
Real American lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group