Monday, May 4, 2009

Ani....

Lyrics: 

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 hadn't been in years

All eyes meaning filled with tears
yeah we prayed you were coming and then we saw you were here
You are black, you are white, you are red, you are blue
You are green, you are orange, with a purple and yellow hue
You risen like a phoenix from each flame that they threw
You were everything, asked of you

Oh President Obama, it's 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 basic decency, in you is reflected
Thank you America, giving more than I expected

Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, 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, yes the spirit that you pray...
We vow to uphold you through these tricky times
Keep you safe within our hearts, and informed with our minds
And we will uphold each other, we won't divide and attack
There's no going back, there's no going back, there's no going back

Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, 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 it.



lyrics and music by Ani Difranco

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