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    May 30, 2007, 12:41 PM
    Dear Mr. President
    The following song is written by Pink about a lot of things that make so much sense in so many levels. I love this song and I really wanted to share it. If you've heard it, but haven't taken time to really understand the words I've copied them down for you. I think Pink is a great artist and I am so glad she is not hiding her head in the sand with this song. Sure lots of people may not like it, but guess what its all truth and fact is fact. I think her song is the best ever written on this kind of subject. Every time I listen to it I almost cry. I think she's hit the nail on the head if you know what I mean. Anyway, here's the song that mean's so much to me...

    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?
    *Pink*

    Here's the url to the video:
    YouTube - P!nk - Dear Mr. President Offical Video

    I'd love to know what you think about this song and how it may have effected you. Songs do effect us in some ways, for good or bad. Thankyou.
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    May 30, 2007, 12:44 PM
    I love Pink and everything she stands for
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    May 30, 2007, 12:47 PM
    Right on to that one lol. I really love this song. It's good to see that some singers are REAL and woln't sell their souls for moolah. But I think this is my favorite song lol. Pink is a very honorable person.
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    May 30, 2007, 12:59 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Raynefreak
    Right on to that one lol. I really love this song. It's good to see that some singers are REAL and woln't sell their souls for moolah. But i think this is my favorite song lol. Pink is a very honorable person.
    Exactly she's REAL! And she's beautiful, she has her own style and her voice is amazing! I wish I could sing like her. I love stupid girls too, it's perfect and true. I also love who knew... even though it makes me sad but it also makes me feel calmer in a way cause I feel like I went through the same thing.

    And she's a badass lol
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    May 30, 2007, 01:06 PM
    That is a good one. Another one that fits in this category is Bright Eye's "When the President Talks to God." Definitely one of my favorites.

    "When The President Talks To God"

    When the president talks to God
    Are the conversations brief or long?
    Does he ask to rape our women's' rights
    And send poor farm kids off to die?
    Does God suggest an oil hike
    When the president talks to God?

    When the president talks to God
    Are the consonants all hard or soft?
    Is he resolute all down the line?
    Is every issue black or white?
    Does what God say ever change his mind
    When the president talks to God?

    When the president talks to God
    Does he fake that drawl or merely nod?
    Agree which convicts should be killed?
    Where prisons should be built and filled?
    Which voter fraud must be concealed
    When the president talks to God?

    When the president talks to God
    I wonder which one plays the better cop
    We should find some jobs. The ghetto's broke
    No, they're lazy, George, I say we don't
    Just give 'em more liquor stores and dirty coke
    That's what God recommends

    When the president talks to God
    Do they drink near beer and go play golf
    While they pick which countries to invade
    Which Muslim souls still can be saved?
    I guess god just calls a spade a spade
    When the president talks to God

    When the president talks to God
    Does he ever think that maybe he's not?
    That that voice is just inside his head
    When he kneels next to the presidential bed
    Does he ever smell his own bullsh**
    When the president talks to God?

    I doubt it

    I doubt it
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    May 30, 2007, 04:48 PM
    Powerful lyrics Rayne.

    Thanks for sharing!!
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    May 30, 2007, 05:01 PM
    Very powerful song, Thank you for sharing it with all of us. You have touched many of us here. For sharing something so amazing and touching.

    Joe
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    May 30, 2007, 07:55 PM
    Good lyrics

    But should it not be directed at each one of us also?
    Is everything the President's fault?


    Grace and Peace
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    May 30, 2007, 09:14 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by inthebox
    Good lyrics

    but should it not be directed at each one of us also?
    No, not in my opinion.
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    May 31, 2007, 03:30 AM
    I would ask these artists to give practical policy options that they would do if they were in his shoes. I would say Pink's song is cruel ,unfair and na´ve . The song by BrightEyes is just hateful .
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    May 31, 2007, 03:36 AM
    Ah the standard "let's see you do better" argument. Lots of better options were offered the president - he just vetoes them.

    Great songs BTW, thank you for sharing.
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    May 31, 2007, 03:39 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by inthebox
    Good lyrics

    but should it not be directed at each one of us also?
    Is everything the President's fault?


    Grace and Peace

    Absolutely. My God, for everything to be on one man's shoulders. I just don't know.
    All I do know is, when I do get to talk to God, I will have to answer for an awful lot, and none of it will be the Presidents fault.

    I have to tell you, I pray for this man, I truly do. May God watch over him, and give his shoulders the strength to carry all that is on them. I am not saying I agree or disagree with the President, I am just praying for a man, just one man, who happens to be my President. Again, not saying I agree or disagree, like or dislike - just offering prayers for him.
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    May 31, 2007, 03:44 AM
    Nice lyrics, but I'm with inthebox and tomder on this one!

    I bet if you gave either of these artist the Presidency, the USA would be ruined within a couple of months.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of George W. but I think it's easy to sit there and write songs against a sitting duck.

    Show me a country without problems where everyone is happy with their government.

    Nope, didn't think so!
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    May 31, 2007, 03:50 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by iAMfromHuntersBar
    Nice lyrics, but I'm with inthebox and tomder on this one!

    I bet if you gave either of these artist the Presidency, the USA would be ruined within a couple of months.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of George W. but I think it's easy to sit there and write songs against a sitting duck.

    Show me a country without problems where everyone is happy with their government.

    Nope, didn't think so!

    ******Standing ovation******** Thank you so much for being the voice of reason and fairness.

    You have no idea how refreshing your words are. Thank you so much! I just love each and everyone of your words. You are not judging, you are being fair and reasonable.
    Thank you again!
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    May 31, 2007, 04:18 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by iAMfromHuntersBar
    Show me a country without problems where everyone is happy with their government.

    Nope, didn't think so!
    Here in Canada we seem to have a few less problems, our PM isn't facing impeachment from his own people and his rating hasn't plummeted. Plus I can travel around the world and not have people hate me for my country's policies. So there's one! They seem quite happy in many other countries. I'm not sure where you get your information.
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    May 31, 2007, 04:54 AM
    According to the legend that is wikipedia Canada has a higher rate of unemployment and more people below the poverty line than the US, so Canada is far from perfect.

    I didn't state any facts in my last post, just opinion. I think you could go to any country on Earth and ask a group of people about how happy they are with their government and you'll get people who will complain!

    The USA has over 300 MILLION people in it, every single one with their own set of problems. I'm saying that you can't expect one man to sort them ALL out!
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    May 31, 2007, 04:56 AM
    GWB is in a tough position... he is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. He has lost the trust of the American public, and the trust of other nations. Whomever takes over for him has a lot of rebuilding to do...

    I personally love Pink's song...
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    May 31, 2007, 08:13 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by NeedKarma
    I can travel around the world and not have people hate me for my country's policies.

    Let me quote a line from the movie "A Few Good Men "

    I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you," and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest that you pick up a weapon and stand a post.
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    May 31, 2007, 08:19 AM
    I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you," and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest that you pick up a weapon and stand a post.

    Best place EVER for that quote, I'd give you a green if I could, but I think I already have recently! *Claps*
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    May 31, 2007, 08:32 AM
    Actually it makes no sense in the context. We have our own military and our own government. I'm confused here.

    GWB authorizes a $592 million embassy in Iraq, couldn't that money be better spent at home?

    Also, in that movie wasn't the character who uttered that statement found guilty of severely abusing his powers? Wait a minute... the quote is indeed pertinent!

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