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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

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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  • Lpluv
    LpluvApr 10, 2009 at 6:39 am
    I love 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 I'm 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 I'm aussie.
  • mad_the_vampiress
    mad_the_vampiressNov 6, 2008 at 3:11 am
    Uummm my friend was the first one o show and teach me this song because she was lookin up pink songs or whateve and then I guess came across this song or whateve I really don't no I'm just guessing all I no is that she was probly crying cuz she really thought this song was sad I meen I can't cry on command so I can't no matter how hard I try.
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    LKN101Dec 11, 2008 at 8:32 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.
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    UnregisteredNov 7, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    This song has a really strong meaning. Pink is usually a rock chick but its really good to see that she is singing about something else. This song really reminds us to reflect upon reality and not so much on materialism, consumerism, but the problems of today's society. It appears to be about george bush but could really be about any other president. Its about the other side of president that most poeple don't see who they don't help their counrty only think about themselves have the tendency to lie think that their status make them a more important person and much more/ hope this helped :)

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