builtofsorrow: (politik | i'm also secretly a muslim)
Put together on a high of hope and happiness and the prospect of no more Bush! No, I wasn't the most passionate of Obama supporters, and maybe my vote began as more of a vote against McCain than for anyone, but now the election is over, there's an excitement I've suddenly acquired at all the possibility in the next four years given whom we've elected. And oh, really, I just can't stop listening to these songs, so I figured I'd share.

'This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth that out of many, we are one, that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.' )

I love my country
By which I mean
I am indebted joyfully
To all the people throughout its history
Who have fought the government to make right
Where so many cunning sons and daughters
Our foremothers and forefathers
Came singing through slaughter
Came through hell and high water
So that we could stand here
And behold breathlessly the sight
How a raging river of tears
Cut a grand canyon of light

Ani DiFranco



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