Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dear Mr. President by Pink

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I just saw a video on Facebook, E PLURIBUS UNUM: Noynoy Aquino produced by the Tromans Production. The video used Pink's Dear Mr. President but instead of Mr. President it is replaced with Mrs. President to put it into a Philippine context. Follow the link to watch E PLURIBUS UNUM http://ow.ly/ptm2

I included in this post the video of Pink with the Indigo Girls performing the song.

Music has an amazing way of transcending all boundaries and contexts. It was performed 2 years ago to paint a picture for the American people about their government with George W. Bush at the helm.

And now through E PLURIBUS UNUM http://ow.ly/ptm2 it's being used to deliver a point about our current Philippine government and to show us that we have a choice.


Dear Mr. President
Pinkk feat. the Indigo Girls

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?



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Kevin Cabanban
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