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It Shoulda Been Pete
About the Song
I heard the news the other day, it took me by surprise
They said Barack Obama had won the Nobel Prize!
But, isn't this the very same man who sent more troops to Afghanistan
And tortured prisoners in Baghram, and threatened to invade Iran?
So all that I can say is...
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It shoulda been Pete, it shoulda been Pete
Gettin' that call from Oslo, it shoulda been Pete (spoken: Re-pete!)
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I was so happy on that night when he won the election
But that was just a year ago; and what has he done since then?
Please don't think me coarse or rude, but isn't this the very same dude
Who watched as Palestine got screwed, and Bush's black sites continued?
All that I can say is...
I'm willing to keep an open mind, someday he may deserve this
But why not give it to a guy with 90 years of service?
Who taught the whole wide world to sing "My Rainbow Race" & "Dr. King"
And "Sailing Up My Dirty Stream," each time I hear that banjo ring
All that I can say is....
What’s past is past, what's done is done, there is no turning back
But now we know what we must do: put pressure on Barack!
With letters, phone calls, emails, tweets, and demonstrations in the streets
We'll take the lesson learned from Pete, build victory out of defeat
So we won't have to say...
©2009 Pat Lamanna