New Blog Coming Soon!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Are We Still Allowed To Speak In A Free Country?



* * * * * THANK YOU PINK! * * * * *

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

Labels: ,

3 Comments:

  • At 12:51 AM , Blogger Dagny said...

    I had to stop reading about halfway through and now that I have finished, I am merely fighting back tears instead of the full on down pour if I had not stopped. Thank you for your eloquent and moving words. I am sitting here snapping my fingers in agreement.

     
  • At 5:53 AM , Blogger Tammy said...

    Jolene - this is EXCELLENT! Thank you for posting it - has me crying first thing in the a.m. Excellent words - paired with sad and scary images.

    I wonder how long it will be before the right is banning Pink from being played on the radio, burning HER CDs...

    I think I'll go buy one today to support her!!

     
  • At 9:31 AM , Anonymous marita said...

    he cannot walk, he cannot talk, he cannot speak, he cannot dream, he cannot learn, he cannot see, he cannot feel, he cannot pray, he cannot say, he cannot ask, he cannot pass, he cannot, he cannot... but he can sleep...

     

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home