Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Someday Soon - I Hope (Part III)

Since I began blogging, I have used the song "Someday Soon" by Great Big Sea as an anthem for election day.  I made a vow to continue to use the song for each election until all the promises made become promises kept.  Based on my cynical feelings, no matter who is elected president you can be fairly safe in assuming you'll see these lyrics pop up on my blog again in four years.

Election days that have passed without all promises fulfilled:
November 2008
November 2010


Someday Soon - by Great Big Sea

They keep talking of the things they'd do if we'd only vote them in
One more dollar and all the bickering and suffering would end.
If you'd sign your 'X' in favour it's three jobs for every man
You can burn your boats, thats what they said,
It seemed they had it planned.
And I hope they haven't forgotten, the promises they made

[Chorus:]
Cause they said they'd stop the fighting
And they said they would bring peace
And they said they'd find a serum that can cure all our disease.
And they said they'd house the homeless
And put black and white in tune
And they said they'd feed a hungry child
And I hope it's someday soon

Saw a man sleep in an alley lane with a paper for a bed
And the headline shown beneath the man and this is what they read,
"If elected there would be no persons living in the street"
But the paper couldn't even provide shelter for his freezing feet.
And I hope they haven't forgotten,
The promises they made

[Chorus]

Well they said it would be so different, if we'd would only play their games
And I've been playing for so long and I swear its still the same!

[Chorus 2x]

Lyrics courtesy of Azlyrics (here)

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