Allegiance the musical - Resist Lyrics

Broadway production (2015)
Allegiance The Musical - Resist Lyrics

"Resist" is a song from the musical Allegiance performed by Michael K. Lee (Frankie) & Company. Music & Lyrics by Jay Kuo.

I got my draft notice, I'm supposed to report for induction next week
How can they force you to fight?
I won't go, not unless they free our families first
But you can't resist the draft
It's not right
They'll put you in prison
This is prison

(sung)
They threw us in here, made us all disappear
Without charge, or cause, or reason
Now we're ordered to fight, have our blood spilled
Despite, the way that they've treated us
So this is the plight, resist, take a stand
They can hang us all for treason
Let our families go home, and we're ready to serve
Be drafted like the rest
We've our righteous cause, there are rights and laws
Let's put 'em to the test

Resist, we'll face the fire
Resist, if they require
We enlist, then we demand, they understand
We will name the price
Resist, for now or never
Resist, we stand together
To insist, before we fight, they do what's right
And we pledge to sacrifice
Resist

(spoken)
We won't fight until our families are free
Ben, Kimura, Mike, this is the guy who saved my life
Thank you! It's an honor
Likewise
How about a statement for the press, tell the world why you're fighting for America

(sung)
I'm a regular guy, just a Yankee G.I
Who's fighting for his country
See soldiers like me, want our families free
Mine's at Heart Mountain Camp

(spoken)
How do you feel about the draft riots at Heart Mountain?
Draft riots?
They are being led by a resistor named Frank Suzuki
Frankie?
You know him?
Sorry to say I do
He's got them burning their draft cards and refusing to fight for their country
What do you say about that?

(sung)
In war we unite, we don't run from a fight
In shame or humiliation
American values are what lie at stake
We stand for what is right
Life and liberty, This will set us free
And we're ready to fight

Resist, it's now or never
Resist, we stand together
To insist, before we fight, they do what's right
And we pledge to sacrifice
Resist, and fight
Resist, and fight
Resist, and fight

(spoken)
I'm fighting to win back my family's freedom
For that, I'm willing to make the ultimate sacrifice
We are loyal Americans, putting our lives on the line
We condemn these draft dodgers
They dishonor our troops, and are a disgrace to all freedom loving people
We condemn agitators like Frank Suzuki, and his followers
They are cowards and traitors
They must be punished
We must defend life and liberty, by any means necessary

Okay Kimura, we're only lettin' you out of the stockade on account of your son
My son? Is he?
Naw, he's on the cover of Life Magazine
My Isamu?
He's a hero, doing his country proud
Can I keep?
Sure, maybe you'll learn somethin'

(sung)
What is this face they show, upon the cover
This noble soldier an example to his men

(spoken)
I am fighting for the honor of all Japanese Americans.
Especially my grandfather and father,
Who spent their lives proving their loyalty to the United States.
I look forward to the day that I can see them, free.
Along with my sister, Kei. I never thought I'd miss her nagging me,
But she's a lot nicer than a drill sergeant

Allegiance the musical Resist Lyrics


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