Since 2004, Matt Fitzgibbons has been writing non-partisan rock to celebrate America's founding principles and the men and women who defend them. His goal is to emphasize positive, creative ways to help secure our rights. The cover of his third CD in the PatriotMusic.com series is called “Entitled” and features Uncle Sam in the foreground, beaten up and robbed, with the assailants, a donkey and an elephant walking away, counting their spoils of stolen money.
Matt Fitzgibbons' touching song, “The Rain's Coming”, and its video serve as a forecast that a storm is brewing in America. But storms, like any other sudden change, can be both positive and negative. It symbolizes Fitzgibbons' belief in the cycle of freedom and tyranny, as our Founding Fathers did, that we must embrace the simple, but timeless principles in our founding documents.
It seems like a thousand years, since we had real fears, But the old ones won't forget. These broken levee walls, had a few close calls, But they haven't fallen yet.
But you know...The rain‘s coming, the rains' coming. All your days and all your nights, it'll bring a storm on you.
And when the sun beats down, and it bakes the ground, and you watch the rich land die; In such a vicious drought, even hope's in doubt, but there are no clouds in the sky.
And you know...The rain‘s coming, the rains' coming. All your days and all your nights, it'll bring a storm on you. You know...The rain‘s coming, the rains' coming. All your days and all your nights, it'll bring a storm on you.
And when you feel the first drop fall, when it kisses your skin, the storm will begin to bring with it promise of change. And when you hear the thunder roll, the lightning's begun, the flood will soon come to wash out the things that remain.
Because...The rain‘s coming, the rains' coming All your days and all your nights, it'll bring a storm on you. The rain‘s coming, the rains' coming All your days and all your nights, it'll bring a storm on you.
Note... Other tracks from Matt Fitzgibbons' "Entitled” CD, such as “I Still Believe in Her”, emphasize his dedication to our founding principles and the belief that we will repair our problems as we have many times in our history. As Winston Churchill said of us, “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.”
About Matthew Fitzgibbons I got my degree in Philosophy from the University of Connecticut and lived in Japan for a couple of years. When I returned, I continued teaching English to foreign students in Manhattan. I was always interested in history and loved writing songs.
As I met people from all over the world, I started asking myself how we could be composed of so many different cultures and yet be so different from the rest of the world. I concluded that it is our founding principles that have been the key to our nation's success and that refamiliarizing ourselves with them is our only hope for continued success in the future. In other words, to know where we are going, we must know where we come from.
I have a tremendous respect for all those souls in our past and present who have fought to defend our Constitution, and my music is to say "thank you" to them.