Music: Ani DiFranco likes her new president

“President Obama, its an honor just to say it
I used to hide my passport now I want to display it”
-Ani DiFranco

It comes as no surprise that Ani DiFranco, who was looking forward to the US elections when I saw her in October, is very pleased that Mr. Barack Hussein Obama is her new president. Who wouldn’t be?

Ani DiFranco wrote a lovely, hopeful song called November 4, 2008 about the 44th president of the USA, which you can watch on her website:


http://www.righteousbabe.com/ani/nov4/

The lyrics are (taken from noches-en-las-que.blogspot.com):

______________________

November 4, 2008

The victory was ours and you were the first to say it
never known so many people donate time to a campaign
and when you were elected there was a global wave of joy
who knew a world gone mad could still go sane
and we poured into the streets
and we danced and we cheered
and the neighborhood was a neighborhood
like it hadnt been in years
all eyes meeting, filled with tears

yes we prayed you were coming
and we saw you were here
you are black, you are white
you are red, you are blue
you are green and orange with a purple and yellow hue
and youve risen like a phoenix from each flame that they threw
youve been everything that we asked of you

President Obama, its an honor just to say it
I used to hide my passport now I want to display it
Thank you for our democracy, through you it’s resurrected
Thank you for our decency, in you it is reflected
Thank you America for being more than I expected

Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can
Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can

And President Obama you do not have to be perfect
I trust that you are a public servant
Steady as Abraham Lincoln,
Ready as Martin Luther King
Is the spirit that you bring
And we vow to uphold you through these tricky times
Keep you safe in our hearts and informed with our minds
And we will uphold each other
We wont divide and attack
There is no going back
There is no going back
There is no going back

Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can,
Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can
The victory was ours and you were the first to say

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