Randy Newman: Song “I’m Dreaming” of a white president…

Have you heard this yes? It’s great. Certainly not what you think when you first hear it. It rips all the conservative bigoted d-bags in this country…And we love that…

With lyrics from the viewpoint of a voter who casts his ballot solely based on skin color, the song draws attention to something Newman has noticed and written about for 40 years: racism in America. (The complete lyrics are below.) While the song, which Newman performs solo at the piano, is free, anyone wishing to contribute is encouraged to donate to the United Negro College Fund at www.uncf.org.

Newman explains, “No other Western industrialized nation would’ve elected a black president. I’m proud of this country for having elected Obama in 2008. But from the beginning of his term, I noticed a particular heat to conversations that wouldn’t ordinarily generate that kind of passion: The budget, appointments, health care.” He continues, “I think there are a lot of people who find it jarring to have a black man in the White House and they want him out. They just can’t believe that there’s not a more qualified white man. You won’t get anyone, and I do mean anyone, to admit it.

“I often write songs in character. You can’t always trust or believe the narrators in my songs. So why listen? Good question.

“Anyway the guy in this song may exist somewhere. Let’s hope not. Vote in November.”

 

via “I’m Dreaming” – a new song by Randy: Free download! | Randy Newman.

  1. Jim Hlavac
    Jim Hlavac09-19-2012

    but who will rip all teh liberal bigoted d-bags in this nation? Now that’s a question I haven’t seen asked, never mind answered.

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