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16 July 2007

Dear Mr. President

by Pink. Live. The lyrics are below in case you want to see what the song's about before listening to it.


Dear Mr. President,
Come take a walk with me.
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me.
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly.
What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street?
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?
How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why?
Dear Mr. President,
Were you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
Are you a lonely boy?
How can you say
No child is left behind?
We're not dumb and we're not blind.
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell.
What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away?
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine.
How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing 'bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
Oh, How do you sleep at night?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Dear Mr. President,
You'd never take a walk with me.
Would you?

(Thanks, Jenn.)

  • On 7/16/2007 1:44 PM, Blogger Jenn in Holland said…

    Jami, thanks for spreadin' the love and the lyrics. I look forward to the discussion here at your site too!

     
  • On 7/16/2007 7:40 PM, Blogger soccer mom in denial said…

    Like I said over at Jenn's place, I'm very impressed with Mz. Pink. Funny though that the Dixie Chicks get every one in a twitter a few years ago for one flippant remark and no one notices this song.

     
  • On 7/17/2007 9:57 AM, Blogger Jami said…

    SMID - I think the biggest difference is that a few years ago, the Republicans weren't out scraping the "W" stickers off their SUVs yet. Now, the stickers say, "W - the start of WRONG!"

     
  • On 7/17/2007 4:04 PM, Blogger Tonya said…

    i freakin' love that song. that girl can sang as they say in TN

     

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