Dear Mr. President
Come take a walk with me
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street?
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why?

Dear Mr. President
Were you a lonely boy? (Are you a lonely boy?)
Are you a lonely boy?
(Are you a lonely boy?)
How can you say
No child is left behind?
We're not dumb, and we're not blind
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell

What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away?
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?

Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you 'bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing 'bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
Oh

How do you sleep at night?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Dear Mr. President
You'd never take a walk with me
Would you?


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  • +6
    General Comment

    This song is a critic, not only to the President of the United States, but a critic to all politicians. Politicians say that they work for the people, but is just a "big circus" and everyone is trying to look like they are working for the people, but they just work for themselves, they don't think on the poor, or the homeless, or how they can damage people lifes , they just set their own goals and to hell with people. Politicians live fancy lives, with peoples money, knowing the needs that are ouside in their own cities,country , nations! we live in a fiction book, politicians are the authors

    Valentinegirlon March 30, 2006   Link
  • +3
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    these lyrics just have the word 'truth' written all over them. it needed to be said and pink had the balls to say it. its a truly amazing song.

    PunkRockPrincess44on April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    One thing I don't understand is why everyone feels the need to bash everyone else for having different opinions from their own. Now, I'm not going to "bash" anyone in particular on here, but you all need to calm down and stop hating on other people. I personally feel that this song is a very powerful and moving song, even if others may not agree with me or the song. I don't care what anyone else thinks about my opinions, because they're my own and anyone that disagrees, well, disagrees.

    To all the people that think that Pink doesn't know anything about "hard work", do you have any idea what you're talking about? Sure, she may be a multi-millionaire, but have you seen the amount of charity work she does? The amounts of money she donates to different organizations is just amazing in my eyes.

    On the topic of Pink being a hypocrite, go look up her website and read her bio. She says herself that each album that she makes is cathartic (emotionally freeing, for those that are too ignorant to know what it means), and that gives her major brownie points for me.

    Supporters of Bush: I admit that even though I was only in 5th grade when 9/11 happened, I knew and understood what had happened and was in fact a supporter of fighting the terrorists. Okay, that's all done with. So why exactly are we there, 6 full years after the initial invasion? Saddam's dead, what are our reasons for staying?

    And I'd just like to point out that if you've made it this far in reading my response, you'll notice that I haven't cursed a single time. It is in fact possible to get your point across without using obscene language.

    MoonRider13on May 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    This song is pure truth. No matter what some people who are too blind to see what is going on in front of their own eyes have to say.

    smgs369on April 12, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    this is an awesome song - but i thing in the end it's:

    not: you'LL never take a walk with me

    but: You'd never take a walk with me

    i'm quite sure that this is right - and to me it sounds even better...

    Schmelloon June 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Wow this song is a big slap in the face to the president you know what some people give him a hard time but you know what its not helping when we have men in iraq and people are saying that they should not be there and then insulting the president telling him to pull them out and then this stupid statement

    Let me tell you about hard work Minimum wage with a baby on the way Let me tell you about hard work Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away Let me tell you about hard work Building a bed out of a cardboard box Let me tell you about hard work

    that just pisses me off cause you know what we think that everyone has had to work hard for what they got and that nobody but the president got stuff a little easyer this is just a song for all the stupid demacrats out there who hate the presidint and its not his fault that there are homeless i would rather him put armor and better weapons to protect our troops over in iraq then give the homeless $5.00 a week for food or some crap like that

    XxgodlygamerxXon April 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
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    And Thank You to pink for having the guts to say it.

    smgs369on April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    Beautiful song and self explanitory in it self and to people who don't agree with this song ,well thats your opinion but to me its beautiful and great and truthful. Pink wonderful job, I love it.

    mitochondriaeveon April 13, 2006   Link
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    "that just pisses me off cause you know what we think that everyone has had to work hard for what they got and that nobody but the president got stuff a little easyer this is just a song for all the stupid demacrats out there who hate the presidint and its not his fault that there are homeless i would rather him put armor and better weapons to protect our troops over in iraq then give the homeless $5.00 a week for food or some crap like that."

    President Bush manages to screw up the economy which caused several people to loose their jobs so on the contrary it is parcially Bush's fault. As far as giving the homeless 5$ a day. I think the money would be better spent on them, then to help kill people in Iraq. I'm all for the troops, but if we didn't have a war then we wouldn't have to worry about spending money to protect them now would we? Oh and as a side note. Perhaps you shouldn't complain about how stupid Democrats are when you can't use proper grammer. I suppose you agree with every desicion the president makes without questioning.

    I't a great song. I'm glad someone mainstream finally had the guts to do it.

    Nicolnickon April 13, 2006   Link
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    This song is awesome, and the lyrics are awesome as well. Pink is just showing her thoughts about the economy.

    rosutoon April 22, 2006   Link

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