Four More Years

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Another song for our savior, the change and hope man, the wolf in sheep's clothing, the drone-killing king, the jailer of whistleblowers, President Barack Obama.

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You can say you are a man of the people
And you have our interests in mind
You can say you stand with the working class
And you would march on our picket lines
You can say you're with the underdogs
Not the billionaires on Wall Street
And you look so earnest as you shake the hands
Of all the good people you meet But you don't fool me

You can call yourself a man of action
You can say we've got to make haste
You can talk so convincingly About all the hazards we face
You can talk about green jobs With nukes and natural gas
You can reminisce about your youth
And the time that you smoked some grass

You can say you are a man of peace
You can talk like you know the score
Yeah, if you were in the Senate at the time
You would've voted against the war
You can say that every drone Strikes a blow for liberty
You claim this is not an empire You just want everyone to be free

You can make a speech about hope and change
You can bring us all to tears
You can list all your accomplishments Say give us four more years
You can make the case your party is So different from the other
You can say that you have got my back
You can call yourself my brother

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from Everything Can Change, released May 18, 2013
Alejandro Arenas | bass, electric guitar, piano
Jun Bustamante | Backup vocals

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