Dear MS. President

Everything that happened and anything that is going to happen in our country, there is always someone out there who calls the shots and whatever actions or directions he or she takes, the whole nation is affected. Whether we die sad, we die happy, we live comfortably or we live miserably, our chosen leader without a doubt brings us somewhere.

For decades, we have seen many leaders come and go. These so-called leaders, past or present, has brought us from somewhere to nowhere and as always the condition in that nowhere often changes with time. And that is from bad to worst.

The latest development in the senate has proved once again that our politicians and our government officials are just out there for themselves and that their main concern is to protect their interests.

One thing is clear to me though. THEY NEED MORE MONEY TO create POVERTY, HARDSHIPS and DEATH to its people whom they say they want to serve.

I wish I could write an out of the box powerful open letter to our leaders and politicians. I wish I could make a song out of it and sing it too like Pink.

But I am not Pink! I am also unsure if I can still carry a tune without getting angry. So, I would just let Pink sing the song that she wrote for the President of her country.

Dear Ms. President, wherever you are, this is for you too and I hope you are listening.

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?
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

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?

12 Responses to “Dear MS. President”

  1. 1 eric aka senor enrique September 30, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Scoundrels. Sadly, it seems to be the acceptable norm amongst them.

    I can only sigh and ask God when the true leader will come.

  2. 2 myepinoy September 30, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    Eric! Let me add these to your prayer.

    Sana magising na ang karamihan sa ating mga kababayan at gamitin nila ang kanilang tamang pag-iisip sa paghahalan ng mga taong maglilingkod sa atin.

    Sana maging mapanuri sila at magbantay lagi sa mga kilos ng mga taong nailagay sa pwesto at huwag papalagpasin ang kanilang mga kabuktutan. Sana matuto ang ating mga kababayan na kumilos at wag lang daanin sa salita.

  3. 3 Major Tom October 1, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Oh, this is a nice one from Pink. I had always thought that she’s
    not just another pop song starlet but one with depth and attitude.

    You’re right. It ought to be that rich people should already
    distance themselves from politics for they do not know the pains
    of the people. It is such a weird setup here in our political sphere, every
    mayor, legislator or governor are rich or have come from the elite section of our society.

  4. 4 Schumey October 2, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Our country has two kinds of hunger, hunger for power and hunger for food. The former is the root of the latter.

  5. 5 bw October 2, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    I just shudder the thought when Erap deposited checks in millions in the fictitious name of Jose Velarde. That’s how loose our system is. If this low level larceny can pull through, how much more the sophisticated ones 😦

  6. 6 Jayred October 3, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    The Philippines is in bad shape because of massive corruption in the government. Hay.

    Compose ka kaya ng kanta dedicated to the Philippine government officials. 🙂

    P.S. Maganda yung melody and rhythm ng “Dear Mr. President” pero di ako 100 percent sold out masyado sa lyrics….ok, enough na. I might get into trouble again.

  7. 7 verns October 5, 2007 at 9:18 am

    oh I so love Pink. Did you include a video here bro? If yes, can’t view it. Anyway I’ll just download the song 🙂 The lyrics definitely got bullets on it. Do you think she will not get into trouble with the song?

    hayy about naman sa gobyerno natin…wala talaga akong masabi 😦

  8. 8 nalen October 10, 2007 at 5:30 am

    nakita ko naman noong huling eleksyon matalino na ang maraming pinoy pagdating sa botohan yun nga lang mas matalino (tuso) ang mga pulitiko kaya talagang nakakalungkot…

  9. 9 annamanila October 13, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    I remember the lines that went like this.

    Who is the father of the Filipino people?

    You, President Marcosk, you!

    Who is the mother of the Filipino people?

    You, Madame Imelda, you!

    What do you all want to be?


  10. 10 nalen October 15, 2007 at 9:04 am

    hehehehe natawa daw ako kay anna 🙂

  11. 11 rushrash August 11, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    This isn’t close to Pink’s song but, I hope this would brighten your day.
    http :// www dot youtube dot com/watch?v=7yxoxCTI7vA

    me says: Thanks for the info.

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