They came not looking for a fight

Their eyes had widened at the sight

The terrain was bathed in different light

The new land ended lasting night

It's a country built on immigration

So cool your hot-head agitation

Analyze the situation

You can't shut the doors to my home nation

The English came to settle here

They didn't hesitate or fear

The future at their hands was near

The answer to their problems clear

It's a country built on immigration

So there's no need for exclamation

Maybe we all need vacation

You can't shut the doors to my home nation

There was Ellis Island in the east

And reason for the pilgrims' feast

We are all immigrants, to say the least

But now our fathers are deceased

It's a country built on immigration

I have mounds of exculpation

So start your lengthy expiation

You can't shut the doors to my home nation

This country was Columbus's host

The Spanish settled Florida's coast

Pilgrims came and had a roast

French New Orleans had a toast

It's a country built on immigration

Let's all have a negotiation

There's a clearer explanation

You can't shut the doors to my home nation

You can have you're way and ban

The boundary of our country can

Be sealed off from the other land

It's instinct of imperfect man

It's a country built on immigration

So use your dull imagination

Greed is poison, intoxication

You can't shut the doors to my home nation

Your foolish statements are not working

Aliens are always lurking

This ride is breaking, swaying, jerking

This population's in for quirking

It's a country built on immigration

It's not a major infestation

You can help the population

You can't shut the doors to my home nation

Mexicans tried to cross the border

And you all tried to regain order

You try to trade a dime per quarter

You need to get a thinking sorter

It's a country built on immigration

So cool your hot-head agitation

Analyze the situation

You can't shut the doors to our home nation