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Will.i.am in Barack Obama video – Yes We Can

Odličen primer viralnega video posnetka je video Yes We Can, v katerem ima glavno vlogo Barack Obama in je na Youtube presegel že 4 milijone ogledov.

Will.i.am, ustanovitelj skupine Black Eyed Peas, je idejo za pesem Yes We Can dobil med gledanjem predsedniškega soočenja. Oz. kot je sam zapisal:

I was sitting in my recording studio watching the debates… Torn between the candidates
I was never really big on politics… and actually I’m still not big on politics… but 4 years ago, me and the black eyed peas supported Kerry… And we supported Kerry with all our might… We performed and performed and performed for the DNC… doing all we could do to get the youth involved…
The outcome of the last 2 elections has saddened me… on how unfair, backwards, upside down, unbalanced, untruthful, corrupt, and just simply, how wrong the world and “politics” are…
So this year i wanted to get involved and do all i could early… And i found myself torn… because this time it’s not that simple…
our choices aren’t as clear as the last elections … last time it was so obvious…
Bush and war vs no Bush and no war…

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Yes We Can – Barack Obama Music Video

Besedilo Yes we can:

It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation.
Yes we can.
It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom.
Yes we can.
It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.
Yes we can.
It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land.
Yes we can to justice and equality.

Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.
Yes we can heal this nation.
Yes we can repair this world.
Yes we can.
We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change. (We want change.)
We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics…they will only grow louder and more dissonant ……….. We’ve been asked to pause for a reality check. We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.
But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
Now the hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA; we will remember that there is something happening in America; that we are not as divided as our politics suggests; that we are one people; we are one nation; and together, we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast; from sea to shining sea: Yes We Can.

  1. Tem besedam, ki jih je izrekel Will.i.am, se pa lahko samo priklonim. Svaka čast.

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