Monday, February 11, 2008

"Yes We Can" - the poem, from the Barack Obama campaign for President

"Yes We Can" - the poem.

From The Barack Obama Campaign For President
With words,links to the video, and links to an MP3 audio file made from the video.
This page produced by Rev. Bill McGinnis

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"Yes We Can" - the poem.
From a speech by Barack Obama and a video made from it. Plus links to the video and to an MP3 made of its soundtrack.


It was a creed, written into the founding documents
That declared the destiny of a nation:
Yes we can.

It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists
As they blazed a trail for freedom:
Yes we can.

It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from the shores,
Pioneers who pushed westward aginst the unforgiving wilderness:
Yes we can.

It was a call of workers who organized,
Women who reached for the ballots,
A president who chose the moon as our new frontier,
And a King who took us to the mountaintop,
And pointed the way to the promised land:

Yes we can, to justice and equality.

Yes we can.

Yes we can, to opportunity and prosperity,
Yes we can, to opportunity and prosperity.

Yes we can heal this nation.
Yes we can repair this world.
Yes we can.

We know the battle ahead will be long.
But always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way,
Nothing can stand in the way of the power
Of millions of voices calling for change.

We want change.

We have been told we cannot do this, by a chorus of cynics
That will only grow louder and more dissonant.
We have been asked to pause for a reality check.
We've been warned against offering the people of this nation, false hope.
But in the unlikely story that is America,
There has never been anything false about hope.

We want change.

For the hopes of the little girl
Who goes to the public school in Dillon
Are same as the dreams of the boy
Who learns on the streets of LA.

We will remember that there is something happening in America,
That we are not as divided as our politcs suggest.
That we are one people, we are one nation.
And together we will begin the next great chapter in the American story
With three words that will ringFrom coast to coast, from sea to shining sea:

Yes we can.


Barack Obama Song, "Yes We Can" MP3 Available For Download And Sharing Hello to you,
Here are links to an MP3 audio file of the new song, "Yes We Can," inspired by the Barack Obama Speech. You can download this song and play it on your MP3 players. Webmasters: You can copy it and upload it to your servers, as I have uploaded it to mine, below.

This MP3 was made from the video(s) posted here:

Legalities: The people who produced the video apparently posted it to You Tube, themselves. By this action, as I understand the law, they have given implied permission for everyone to copy and use it. I have transcribed the poem from the video and have copied he soundtrack to MP3 (at lower fidelity), and I hereby give up any possible copyright claims I might have to the MP3 or to the transcription of the poem.

Blessings to you. May God help us all.

Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director -

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