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(feat. 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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  • Lauw
    +5
    LauwOct 18, 2008 at 8:58 am
    this song is so beautiful and the lyrics are so sad.
    pink often sing rock song ...
    i think it's very nice from her to sing such a song for all people who undergo the consequences of war...
    People aren't helped, even if they've got a lot of difficulties in their everyday's life ...
    she's right when she said "we're not dumb and we're not blind"
    this song is meanful :'(
  • Lpluv
    +4
    LpluvApr 10, 2009 at 6:39 am
    I luv this song she has a point it's saying how mr bush is being a f*ck head and not doin' anything to help amercia at least she is one of those artist who have balls to write and sing what they think im glad obama is the prez of amercia i mean he won't save amercia but he'll make a start to save the hell hole called amercia. I'm glad im aussie.
  • l
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    LKN101Dec 11, 2008 at 8:41 am
    I think this song is so true about our president for the last 8 years, George W. Bush. Obviously this song is about him and the things that he doesn't see or comprehend. He screwed us and he "wouldn't take a walk with me" because he wouldn't want to see all the damaged he has caused. The no child left behind line is there because that law has caused more dropouts higher than they have ever been. She uses many different examples of tough times and bad things in order to show how bad things are because of the president. She's basically saying how can the president just sit there and not do anything when he's fully aware of these things.

    "Woo hoo Lee!"

    forgot to add that.

  • mad_the_vampiress
    +3
    mad_the_vampiressNov 7, 2008 at 2:01 am
    this song is not random its actually really good maybe even pinks best and sadest in class im doing a french song about the same thing u with the homeless and stuff
  • mad_the_vampiress
    +3
    mad_the_vampiressNov 6, 2008 at 3:11 am
    uummm my friend was the first one o show and teach me this song bcuz she was lookin up pink songs or whateve and then i guess came across this song or whateve i really dont no im just guessing all i no is that she was probly crying cuz she really thought this song was sad i meen i cant cry on command so i cant no matter how hard i try

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