Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Obama Song--Michael Franti & Spearhead

Click on this link to listen to Michael Franti & Spearhead's Obama Song Just scroll down a bit and you will see this picture. It's a good recording --unlike the one I posted yesterday from You Tube. Michael Franti is one of the most socially conscious artists performing today.

Some of the lyrics I was able to make out in the Obama Song:

Yes, yes, yes it's time---we all come together. Ha ha. Barack Obama. Yes we can be. Barack Obama. We are together now. Barack Obama. Yea, yea yea. We all come together now. Barack Obama. Barack Obama is making history man. He's coming to the people saying yes we can...Barack Obama...Seize the day. Today is a new day. Come on and through your hands up every woman and every man now. Barack Obama. Yes we can be. Barack Obama. We all come together now. Power to the people. So that we may develop a sequel...This is the meaning of outreach...
Barack Obama...
Yes we can be
Barack Obama
We are together now
Barack Obama
Yea, yea yea
Barack Obama
I like to pay respect and love to he...
Take my hand
Lets take a stand...
Yes we can.
Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we can
Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we can
It's time for the revolution
every woman and man
They tell you, no you can't...you tell them---Yes we can!
Barack Obama
Yes we can be.
Barack Obama
We are together now
Yea, Yea Yea
It's been so long now
We all come together now
It's been so long now
We all come together now
It's been so long now
We all come together now
It's been so long now
We all come together now
All come together now
All come together now
All come together now...
We are all one people...
Get up stand up and fight for your rights
Unity strikes...
Barack Obama
Be what you can be...
Yes we can be
Barack Obama
Making history
Yes we can be
It takes you and me
It's been so long long now
But we are together now
Barack Obama
Yea,yea,yea
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
It's been so long now
Yea, yea.
Barack Obama
We all come together now
Barack Obama

3 comments:

Anita Wagner said...

What a wonderful, upbeat song. Preparations here in DC continue for the innauguration. The nearest available hotel room is in Pennsylvania!

Adrienne Parker said...

I agree Anita, it is nice. I bet it's crazy in DC and certainly will be getting more and more so as the time draws nearer. I bet flights and hotel rooms were booked before the election. Will you be there for the inauguration? Wouldn't it be wonderful if Michael Franti actually performed at it?!

Shani said...

thanks for posting what you can distinguish of the lyrics - i've been trying to learn them ... one adjustment for you - where you have "seize the day" it's actually "si se puede" which is the motto of the United Farm Workers movement (Cesar Chavez et al) which Obama borrowed (with their blessing) for his campaign ("yes we can" is the english translation).