Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Mission Accomplished (Pink and the Indigo GIrls)

***To hear the song, you can see it at Rosie's Pink Movie***

Ironic that I was just talking about my girls the Indigo Girls the other day....because they have quite an amazing duet out with Pink right now (thanks, Linda for bringing this to my attention). The song can be found on Pink's new album, I'm Not Dead. The words are self-explanatory and cover every base I've mentioned the past few weeks:

Dear Mr President

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 ou 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?
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 was gay?
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Minimum wage and 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

You don't know nothing about hard work

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