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Pink: Dear Mr. President Meaning

Song Released: 2006


Featuring: Indigo Girls


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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...

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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2011 8:03pm report


    How do you feel when you see all that is happening in our country that is not the presidents number one priority. Asking how can he look in the mirror and be proud of how he is running the country when people are starving to death, have no homes, the homeless believing that no one cares, that the president isn't trying. How does he sleep knowing that people might not have a chance to say goodbye to someone they love before they die. This song just explains how everything in the world is ignored, but shouldn't be.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 16th, 2011 10:46pm report


    This song was aimed at George. W. Bush. This song basically speaks for itself. She is disguisted about how little help George gave the world, and is like a letter telling him to realise that there are a lot of undeserved people living on the streets, and children who have their own rights taken from them. He basically is sitting back and watching it happen. This song has a very powerful message, and really can be aimed at any president/ prime minister



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    anonymous
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    Apr 26th, 2012 4:24am report


    This song is a critic, not only to the President of the United States, but a critic to all politicians. Politicians say that they work for the people, but is just a "big circus" and everyone is trying to look like they are working for the people, but they just work for themselves, they don't think on the poor, or the homeless, or how they can damage people lifes , they just set their own goals and to hell with people. Politicians live fancy lives, with peoples money, knowing the needs that are ouside in their own cities,country , nations! we live in a fiction book, politicians are the authors.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 10th, 2019 1:48pm report


    Showing that people of all social class should be treated fairly.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 27th, 2018 8:39pm report


    i think that Pink did a gooooood job at aiming at gornge bush i hate him.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 13th, 2018 6:59pm report


    In the song Pink portrays her It is seen that Pink has conveyed her attitudes using issues people face such as homelessness, gay rights, the Iraq War and the No Child Left Behind Act. In the song she is heard using the lyrics “what do you feel when you see the homeless on the street?”, followed by, “Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep?”. This also brings up the issue of homelessness and the fact that Bush has done very little to address or even acknowledge it. After that she asks who does he pray for. This verse addresses her value of equality since they all pray to the same god. George Bush was a conservative Christian and it can be assumed that he prays at night. Pink questions his loyalty to his position and the citizens of America by being doubtful of his willingness to actual change the issues occurring in the United States, since he shows no inclination towards them. She also questions his stance on gay rights when she says, “And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?”. Pink has brought this up and links it to Bush’s family ties. Here Pink attempts to expose Bush for the person he is and is willing to live his family for the sake of politics. These social issues and how Pink writes about them to help restate the fact that Bush simply doesn’t care about issues that don’t directly concern him, and is looking out only for himself. Pink directly questions the No Child Left Behind Act when she says, “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…”.

    These lyrics oppose the act by saying children are left behind and they are left to suffer, and they end up in jail. She also says the citizens of America are not “dumb” nor “blind.” This is an opposition because Pink believes Bush is dumb and blind to the voices of Americans. The war in Iraq comes up when Pink uses the lyrics, “How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye?”. She is talking about when soldiers have to abruptly leave for the war, and then when they die overseas and the pain that causes for their families, especially when the war is for something they don’t believe in. By saying Bush can dream and think about himself throughout that just demonstrates his extreme oblivion of the issues of common Americans.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 8th, 2017 9:27am report


    Thankg od someone finally game enough to tell the truth! THANKYOU Pink!! the song shows how shitty our country leaders can be, how careless and selfish they can be pink says and I quote "while you pave the road to hell" thank you pink for being honest with the world! life isn't a fairytale lets all wake up to reality!!



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    anonymous
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    Nov 3rd, 2016 11:01am report


    This song is based on the president George. It tells how he treated others and that there not better then him. Go to Dear Mr President pink analyse. For more information

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    anonymous
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    Nov 1st, 2016 11:31pm report


    The song is about a letter, a letter telling the president George W Bush to wake up to him self and reconsider what he is doing. The song is also asking him a few simple questions about what he is going to do.The one part "what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she is gay and what kind of father would take his own daughters rights away". This is a very powerful part of the song because its not just talking about some random girl its talking about his own daughter.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 26th, 2016 10:30am report


    I agree with all of this I'm glad P!nk was able to point this out as not many singers would have done

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    anonymous
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    May 31st, 2016 5:55am report


    This song was written against Mr Bush, and shows how little care he gave to people who were starving and while he was living the rich life and ignoring them. It was created in 2006 and is loved by many people who agree with Pinks protest song.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 4th, 2015 6:44pm report


    The song is about how so little the president did at the time.



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    anonymous
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    May 5th, 2012 5:38am report


    This song must be meant for Presidents in general- not George Bush. He was in office during some of the most trying times in Americas history. He handled things better than most would. I would also say that it is ignorant for one to say that a President knows nothing about hard work. They may not know nothing about building a bed out of a cardboard box. But the cardboard bed builder don't know nothing about trying to please millions of people at the same time either. There's always two sides to every story. But, the people who make this world spin around shouldn't be critized for working their butts off so the cardboard box builders can enjoy free medical care and free food- I like Pink, she is a great performer. However, she obviously doesn't know a thing about being a President and the hard decisions required to keep this Country at number 1 position in the World-

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    anonymous
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    Nov 7th, 2011 11:05am report


    i interpret this song as a sad but meaningful song. it really touched me in the heart as it obviously touched others in the same place. thankyou pink for writing this song and really speaking out and saying that everyone matters



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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 2011 7:29am report


    this means "how do you sleep while the rest of us cry?" when it is getting rough wake up and do something bout it...



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    anonymous
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    Jun 18th, 2011 6:37am report


    Tis song was aparntly written for goerge bush its baiscaly saying hes a rubbish president (to my knolage he was but im british) and how hes so hypocritical.




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