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This song is by Gary Adler & Michael Patrick Walker and appears on the soundtrack album Altar Boyz (2005).

I look into your eyes
And I see the pain you hold inside
Aren't you tired of the lies
You tell so you can hide?
(What if my friends don't accept me?) I know...
(What if my parents reject me?) I know...
But you won't truly be you
Until you can say...

I... am...
A Catholic, that's me
I believe in the Holy Trinity (One, two, three)
Shout it out and make them hear your voice
Your posse might not think it's dope
To confess your sins and like the Pope
But this is who you are
It's not a choice (Not a choice)

You say you're sleeping in
When you're going out to mass
You cut school on Ash Wednesday
So nobody will ask
Your rosary's hid in your sock drawer (Oh no)
You sneak into church through the back door (Oh no)
Time to break out and break free
And finally say...

I am Catholic, and proud
Sing it strong, sing it loud
I won't deny who God meant me to be
Every night you kneel and pray
Stand up and be counted today
Out of the cloisters
And into the streets (Into the streets)

We are your teachers
And your doctors
And your Burger King cashiers
We're your receptionist
And your interns
And your Amtrak engineers
We are your lawyers
And your tour guides
And, don't forget, your actors on TV
We are your parents
And your brothers
And your children

And me

I am a Catholic, yes I am
Long live the Vatican
God doesn't make mistakes and he made me
Oh, let out what you've trapped inside
Come on and show your Catholic pride
(That's how you were meant to be)

I am Catholic, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I'm not gonna hold back no more
No you won't, you won't deny me
C-A-T-H-L-I-C, Cath'lic with a capital C
That's how it was meant, ooh ooh
That's how you were meant, ooh
That's how I was, mea-aaa-ant
To-ooh beee...
Ah, Eeee, Aiii, Ooh, Ooh, Yeah ah
Be... yeah

Written by:

Gary Adler, Michael Patrick Walker

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